1. The Bachelorette’s Blake nearly quit the show before filming even started, and his reason is rather brutal.
Ah! A Bachelor who was evicted from the game, only to come out and say he was never that interested anyway.
What a novel concept. Totally unusual. Never been done before. Ahem.
Speaking to Nova’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny, Blake said he wanted to quit the show when he found out it was Sophie who was The Bachelorette.
“I got contacted and I thought: ‘Hey this could be pretty cool,’ you know, meet a cool chick.
“And then it was shown that Sophie was going to be on and I literally was about to email back saying: ‘Sorry I don’t want to do it’ because I thought she might have just been on it to boost her career.
“It wasn’t until I saw her on The Project [before filming began] and her response to some of the questions about the perfect date and what she’s looking for that really made me think otherwise.
“She was looking for a best friend, so I went along with it and I was like, ‘hopefully I can be that best friend.’”
And then he wasn’t the best friend, and that was the end.