When you appear on a reality dating show, you’ve got to expect that any secrets or past behaviour you’d rather not have the whole country knowing about will be exposed.
This week, it was Bachelorette contestant Luke McLeod who was forced to explain some questionable footage that was unearthed by News.com.au. Footage that proves Luke isn’t the humble ‘business culture consultant’ he claims to be.
Listen: Michelle and Zara dissect last week’s episode of The Bachelorette. (Post continues after audio.)
Pretty damning, right?
Except, well… it isn’t really.
Channel Ten explained in a statement that the 33-year-old appeared in the ad as a favour for a friend, clarifying he is definitely not an actor.
“He has never acted before, and is managing director of a business consulting company, Soul Consulting,” their statement read.
And in fact, the deep, dark secret wasn’t so much unearthed, as it was the result of a quick Google search after a scroll through the love hopeful’s Instagram account.
‘Packed to the Rafters’ eat your heart out haha A load of fun being a ‘Dad’ with my little family here for the last couple of days with the team from @nickelodeon_au . One of things I’m doing this year is stepping more out of my comfort zone and trying new things (as should you ????) . I think this certainly falls into that basket haha. So next time you’re watching Sponge Bob Square Pants keep an eye out for my little family #Dadinpractise
While sharing a photo of he and the ‘family’ he appeared in the ad alongside, Luke described himself as a “Dad in practice” and told followers he was doing more to step out of his comfort zone and try new things this year.
Well, he’s certainly made good on his word.