A Bachelorette contestant's post might've given away the winner and WHEN WILL THEY LEARN?

Warning: This post maybe (probably) contains spoilers. 

After five years of highly produced reality TV love on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, there’s one question that just won’t quit – can we please just make it through one bloody season where the finale is actually a surprise?

Apparently not, because an Instagram post may have just outed who wins the race for Sophie Monk’s heart.

Eagle-eyed fans are putting two and two together after seeing the following image posted by last week’s eliminated contestant, Ryan Jones.

“When your crews (sic) on point! Where is @stulaundy44 #atstuspub#bacheloretteau,” the 26-year-old builder captioned his photo of what we assume was a lads day out at Sydney’s Watsons Bay Hotel.

The photo in question shows both current and eliminated contestants Luke McLeod, James Trethewie, Pete de Gail, Sam Cochrane and Jefferson De La Rosa soaking up some rays together on a Sunday arvo.

When your crews on point! Where is @stulaundy44 #atstuspub #bacheloretteau

A post shared by Ryan Jones (@thelifeofryan_) on


However, fans have pointed out what we usually know to be true – the winner of the show never hangs out with the losers until it’s all over.

If said theory is correct, we’re basically screwed because that means this season’s winner would be either Stu, stage five clinger Jarrod or Mac, who let’s remember openly admitted he’s had a crush on Sophie for over a decade. Yep.

Sorry, but this is not OK on any level because let’s be real – this is not about Sophie finding love. This is about our entertainment and we are not emotionally invested in any of those men.

While Stu himself commented on the photo saying he was having ‘dad time’ with his kids on that particular day, others have suggested the reason he was tagged was because the ‘publican’ owns that particular pub.

Here’s hoping, because we’ve got our hearts set on James or Luke, and we’re not open to being disappointed.

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