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The Bachelorette's Paddy told us this season's biggest feud is 100 per cent still going on.

On last night’s episode of The Bachelorette Australia, Ali Oetjen sent two men home.

One was called… Dan? The one that looks like Stu Laundy from Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette.

The other was Paddy Colliar, the semi-British gym manager that said fit as f*ck on screen more times than I’ve had poke bowls.

Since doing the interview rounds on Friday morning, the 27-year-old has so far said he had more chemistry with the Bachelor mansion’s resident alpaca than he did with Ali, and that front-runner Charlie Newling is currently in a relationship with former Bachelor contestant Dasha Gaivoronski.

When Mamamia spoke to him, Paddy also confirmed the on-screen feud between Charlie and fellow contestant Bill Goldsmith, which on Thursday night resulted in legit punches being thrown during a game of capture the flag gone wrong, is 100 per cent real and still going.

“There was a lot of tension still in the house between Bill and Charlie [at that point], what you’ve seen on TV is pretty accurate,” Paddy said of the fight between himself and Charlie, and Bill and Taite Radley.

“The point of that game was to protect your area, so we weren’t going to let Bill and Taite in. Clearly it got a bit heated. I have no issues with Bill, we’ve caught up [since the show finished filming], we have a group Whatsapp group with all the guys, but Charlie and Bill definitely haven’t spoken at all or seen each other.”

Debrief on this week’s episodes of The Bachelorette with Clare and Jessie Stephens on Bach Chat. Post continues after audio.

When we were first introduced to Paddy, trying to kick a soccer ball with strange hip hop music playing in the background, we immediately labelled him as the villain.

Surprisingly, he then became one of the more endearing characters. Whether or not this has anything to do with Charlie’s seemingly possessive behaviour, we’re not sure, but it’s not often a reality TV villain returns to the real world and is kind of liked by the public.

Having watched the show back with the rest of the country, Paddy admitted he overdid it a bit with his behaviour in those early episodes.


“Watching those first two episodes was cringeworthy, I thought, ‘I look like such a tw*t’, with all the fit as f*cks,” he said.

“Look, it was a bit much… there was a lot you didn’t see, but when I signed the papers, I was handing everything over to [the show], so I think even though it was a bit cringeworthy, my true character did come across eventually. As the weeks went on my true character definitely shone through, I was the larrikin of the house and like when Ivan and Bill went on the double date, you saw Ivan literally crying on my shoulder.

“I stayed off social media, Instagram, Facebook etc. [when the show started]… I’ve been overwhelmed with all the positive messages, it’s nice people are DMing me saying they’re not going to watch now that I’m gone, instead of ‘go kill yourself’.”

As for what’s next for Paddy (Instagram sponsorships? Bachelor in Paradise? A FIT AF exercise app?), he confirmed he’s not looking for love on Tinder just yet.

“I actually don’t have Tinder… I’m laying low for the moment, getting back to normal life. Maybe give me seven or eight minutes, but I don’t think I really need Tinder. I learnt so much from the experience and I’m keen to use that in the real world.”

Are you watching this season of The Bachelorette? Who do you think is tipped to win?

Here’s a video recap of all the Bachelor and Bachelorette villains that came before Paddy.

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