It seems Richie thought he had signed up to the version of Bachelor in Paradise where every contestant lives in Perth.
The version that… doesn’t exist.
Yes – last night the former Bachelor opted to leave Fiji, crushing dear, sweet, pure Cass’ heart and infuriating precisely everyone.
We are not OK. She is a national treasure, Richie.
The pair had developed an adorably wholesome slow-burner of a relationship from day one in Paradise, with Richie choosing to continue things with Cass over getting to know newcomer Caroline just last week.
However, when Cass brought up their options beyond the show, he freaked. He sat Cass down and told her that he felt it just wasn’t going to work.
He’s not ready to try long distance again.
We can’t help but think that’s a bit of a… cop out.
Surely this is something he should have thought about before agreeing to enter the show *again*? SURELY?
Did he not… watch Nick Cummins’ season?
Well, speaking to 10Daily following his departure, he’s provided a glimpse into what was going through his head at the time and it doesn’t really explain… much.
“It’s hard to try and explore and be in Paradise when you’ve got a lot going on upstairs,” he told the publication.