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Two more men will quit the show, plus all the other gossip from The Bachelorette 2020.

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The Bachelorette's new season is underway, and we're already swimming in tea. 

Yes. It's 2020, and juicy goss doesn't wait for no Osher.

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Sisters Elly and Becky Miles will find love - hopefully, maybe? - before our eyes, but we've got a roundup of rumours and potential scandals nice and early. Let's get stuck in:

Pascal apparently had a secret girlfriend that he dumped to go on the show.

Last week, we watched as Pascal Wallace was asked to leave The Bachelorette after making disrespectful comments about Elly and Becky. 

Since then, Pascal told the So Dramatic! podcast that he actually wanted to leave the show was but was stitched up by other contestants after finding out they were smoking cigarettes in the mansion.

But now it seems there was another reason that Pascal left the show. And it involves a "secret girlfriend". 

"A number of people have come forward to me, claiming that Pascal had a live-in girlfriend who he dumped to go on the show," explained host Megan Pustetto.

"One source who knows him on the outside says he was dating this chick before the show, and they were even living together in Bondi. He got on the show, and then dumped her so that he could do it, and told her that he wanted to take a break so she moved out of his place. And then just days later, he was filming The Bachelorette."

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"She was totally blindsided and heartbroken. He told her that they would get back together as soon as he came off the show, and that’s why he really left the show, because he realised he made the wrong decision, and he wanted to get back with her."

While Pascal confirmed to Megan that he was seeing someone before the show, he insisted it was "nothing serious".

"She moved into my Bondi mansion during COVID for two months, the relationship ended as I was invited on the show, but also coincided with her moving out, which was always the plan," Pascal told Megan in a statement. 

"We are still good friends and have the utmost respect for each other. I was single, during the show. It was a storm in a teacup."

It looks like another contestant is sent home this week. 

Well, it looks like another contestant is sent packing this week after they get in an argument with a fellow contestant.

A source reportedly told the So Dramatic! podcast that James "was a huge villain but it's not being shown and he's being edited completely differently than how he was in real life". He also "rubbed a lot of guys the wrong way" and "targeted Damien quite a bit". 

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After getting his single date with Elly, James apparently becomes "quite aggressive with the other guys, mainly Adam". 

"James got loud and mouthy and started targeting Adam for no reason," explained  host Megan Pustetto.

"He had been drinking all day because he had never been on a single date with Elly and he forgot where he was and let his guard down and he just snapped – after that incident he got sent straight home and did not get a rose." 

Yikes. 

One of the villains is very unhappy about his edit.

We haven't really seen much villainy behaviour... yet, but So Dramatic's Megan Pustetto has intel that Damien, James and Pascal are the men Channel 10 will give the 'villain' treatment.

According to Woman's Day, one of these men is "ropable" about his edit and has effectively gone AWOL.

"He's refusing to cooperate with Ten on any promotion of the show," a source told the mag.

"Even though they're dangling Bachelor In Paradise in front of him, he's not having a bar of it."

We'll be keeping a very close eye on their Instagram accounts to see how this plays out.

Becky and Pete kissed at the photoshoot.

Becky and Pete certainly looked ~cosy~ during the iconic photoshoot group date, looking like they were very close to kissing in front of all the other men.

Speaking to TV Week, Becky admitted a kiss did happen once the cameras stopped rolling.

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"There was most definitely a kiss behind the hat," Becky said.

"It was very gentlemanly-like. Pete had asked me if he could kiss me behind the hat, but the boys were there. Once they left, he gave me a secret peck."

Apparently all the drama is getting cut.

Although we're only one week into The Bachelorette, it seems a bunch of drama has already been cut from the show. 

According to The Wash, Elly and Becky Miles only agreed to being on the show on the condition that producers limited the dramatic editing.

So, when the usual cocktail party drama went down this week, it didn't appear on our screens at all.

According to the publication, the drama started soon after Becky and Shannon's first... well, second kiss.

An on-set source claims that the pair had never "really kissed on camera before" meaning it was "all very sloppy and awkward".

"Producers had them film several takes until it looked somewhat romantic," the source added.

When Shannon was sent back to the mansion, he shared the awkward encounter with the other boys, which is where the drama began.

"Damo [Damien Stone] started teasing Becky about the sloppy kiss at the cocktail party and she flipped out at him. He thought it was just banter, but she let rip and was already feeling self-conscious after Ab [Sow] refused a rose from her," the source said.

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But that wasn't all. 

On Elly's team, Harry, who was worried that he "blew his chances" after his single date, spent his time at the cocktail party seeking one-on-one time with Elly.

"Pascal [Wallace] told him to basically 'f*ck off, step back and give others a chance' at the cocktail party because Elly 'clearly doesn’t like him' and they then had a huge confrontation," a source told The Wash.

So Dramatic did warn us about a big fight going down on the first night, but we didn't see it play out on screen.

Pustetto claimed there will also be a few minor scuffles throughout the season, and then a final big fight towards the end, which leads to a contestant walking out of the show.

We're not sure if that will make the final cut, but we have to admit we're not hating this new wholesome vibe. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Read more: From Home And Away to House Rules: Where you've seen The Bachelorette contestants before.

Walkouts. So many walkouts.

Speaking of walkouts - we can expect three men to leave the mansion of their own accord, according to Pustetto. 

A source told Woman's Day that the men "just weren't feeling it" for the sisters.

"It's a pressure cooker of personalities and they just wanted out. It wasn't what they thought it was going to be," they added.

We've already seen Ab Sow graciously leave in the first episode - we wonder who the other two will be.

Uh oh, there's reason to believe that Elly has already broken up with her Bachelorette winner. 

It didn't take long for Frazer Neate to emerge as one of the frontrunners this season. Not only did he receive the 'winner's edit' on the first night of the show, he has also been tipped to win by Sportsbet.

But while there's a good chance Frazer might win Elly's heart, there's a new theory that suggests the pair don't end up together after the show.

According to The Wash, the couple may have already split, thanks to a telling Instagram clue.

You see, when Channel 10 announced the cast for this season, Frazer was the ONLY contestant who didn't upload his Bachelorette promo pic. 

It wasn't until Tuesday that he finally uploaded it, alongside a pretty casual caption. 

"I guess the secret’s out," he unenthusiastically wrote. 

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Perhaps there's a reason Frazer isn't too keen on promoting his time on the show. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Did Becky dump her boyfriend to be (one of) the bachelorette(s)?

When announcing the sisters as this season's joint-leading ladies, Channel 10 introduced Becky as recently having had her heart broken.

But radio host Ed Kavalee thinks that is not quite the case.

On air, Ed claimed he had heard from "people deep in reality TV" that Becky was dating someone until recently and ended it so she could join her sister on the show, leaving him "devastated".

"The person that she was with found out she was doing this show from the press," he said.

"So he thought he was in a relationship with the older sister and he's found out that he's no longer in a relationship with her when he saw the press release that she was on The Bachelorette?" his Hughesy and Ed co-host Dave Hughes asked.

"Yes," Ed responded.

He claimed producers came up with the twist for the upcoming season and convinced Elly and Becky.

"Elly got in first," he said. "It's then been brought up, 'What about the sister? Let's try.'

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"So then behind the scenes [Becky] gets across the line and then goes [to her boyfriend], 'You're out.'"

But Becky has denied this version of events to Woman's Day.

"I wasn't in a relationship when I signed on to this, I can tell you that! I was casually dating someone before the show, which was for a short amount of time," she told the publication.

"When I told him about this opportunity, I tried to be honest as possible and we left on a good note."

She said she'd been in a serious relationship last year but discovered her partner had been "mucking around".

It sounds like Elly and Becky were Channel 10's backup's backup.

Dancing with the Stars' judge Sharna Burgess was asked to be The Bachelorette this season, but turned the offer down.

In an interview on Demi Burnett's Big Demi Energy podcast Sharna said: "They offered it to me a couple of times actually because I judge Dancing with the Stars in Australia."

"I considered it long and hard and thought about it, but it didn't feel right for me," she added, saying she'd reconsider next year if she was still single and could travel from Los Angeles.

After turning that down, Channel 10 reportedly approached the Rybka twins, 25-year-old dancing and gymnastic twins from Western Australia who already have one million Instagram followers.

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Teagan and Sam told Hughesy & Ed (love how much these two dig the reality TV gossip), they were asked but turned it down because it was "too personal", and not the right fit for them.

That's probably... wise.

The contestants were apparently expecting... someone else. 

Precisely none of us were expecting Channel 10 to announce TWO bachelorettes this year, but it turns out the contestants were equally as surprised. 

According to Woman's Day, the contestants thought the bachelorette would be a celebrity this year. 

"The boys were really gutted," a source supposedly told the publication.

"They really thought they had a celebrity and were somewhat underwhelmed with their choices." 

The source also claimed that a number of contestants hoped they'd meet Dancing with the Stars'  Sharna Burgess, with one of the guys "telling practically anyone he met that he couldn't believe he was about to go on dates with Sharna". 

"I know a lot of the guys wanted Sharna and I think a lot of them probably would have pulled out had they known it was going to be Elly and Becky," the source added. 

At this stage it's all just speculation, but either way, we hope Elly and Becky find what they're looking for. 

Becky and Elly both found relationships but... quickly had doubts. 

This seems... concerning.

In an interview with Mamamia, Elly and Becky confirmed they'd both ended the show in relationships, but weren't quite ready to use the word 'love'.

"Honestly, for me I have only been in love once and that was a long time ago," Elly said. "It's very rare for me to get real feelings for someone. I don't fall very easily and I don't think that I've ever felt like this about someone before. We're still on the journey to the 'L' word but I'm so happy."

"I also wouldn't say I’m in love," Becky said. "But Elly and I both chose someone at the end of this. I'm in a really happy place and excited to see where it's going to go. We're in real life now and I just want time to spend with my person and see where life will take us."

However, So Dramatic! claimed both women doubt their relationships will last long 'on the outside'. Oh.

Phew, that's a lot of gossip. And we're sure there is plenty more to come.

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