On paper (and, let’s be honest, through out TV screens) he seems the perfect guy.
But according to a nasty rumour, there’s one thing Richie’s lacking… and that’s a shower.
Yep — if you havent heard yet, a few (kind of mean) sources are saying the Bachelor himself has a personal hygiene problem.
(We know. Ridiculous! If there’s one place TV stars have access to impeccable grooming resources, it’s the set of The Bachelor.)
For those of you playing catch-up, an anonymous "source" told New Idea back in June that many contestants were unimpressed with the 31-year-old’s poor hygiene while filming the show.
“Aa fair few expressed their desire to leave more than once,” the so-called source apparently told the magazine.
“No-one knew if he was aware of it, or if it was down to his nerves. But it was noticeable and was certainly a mood killer as far as romance goes.”
We called bulls*** on the rumour a while back, pointing out that a) the amount of candles and roses on set would mask any smells and b) body scent carries pheromones which are totally necessary for attraction, so basically bring on a little bit of a whiffy underarm.
The Mamamia Out Loud podcast hosts even discussed the issue at length and concluded the rumour was the very worst.