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There's a crazy explanation for why we didn't see Bachelorette's Jefferson in episode one.

Remember when a random dude named ‘Jefferson’ just showed up out of nowhere and claimed to be a ‘contestant’ on The Bachelorette?

Well, it turns out that Jefferson a) is a real person and b) has literally been here this whole time.

(And by ‘this whole time’, we mean two episodes.)

But there’s a reason we didn’t learn of his existence until episode two.

You see Jefferson – who the internet tells us is a 30-year-old events manager from New South Wales – decided to take a little snooze during the cocktail party instead of, you know, trying to fall in love with Sophie Monk.

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Um... hi? Image via Channel 10.
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Yep, there Jefferson is, in all his snoozing glory as his potential perfect woman just waltzes on by.

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WAKE UP JEFF.

If we were to make a list of 'Things You Should Probably Never Do As A Contestant On The Bachelorette', this would definitely be number two.

(Breakdancing within seconds of first meeting someone is number one.)

However, thanks to some special 'behind-the-scenes' insights dropped by our main man Osher, there may be a reasonable explanation for Jefferson's behaviour.

LISTEN to the second episode of Bach Chat: No, you cannot hurt Sophie Monk on television. (Post continues...)

Speaking to his Hit105 co-hosts Stav, Abby and Matt on Thursday morning, Osh revealed that some rose ceremonies continue filming into the wee hours of the morning.

"Sometimes I would finish shooting just before I come to the radio show at 5am just so we had the right light," he said.

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As rude as it seems, as least Jefferson has a good reason for trying to squeeze in a little snooze while he could.

Plus, according to his Instagram, he is a bit of a Nutella addict, which makes him a winner in our books.

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