Australia’s hearts collectively broke last night as Cassandra Wood, the woman who was so hopelessly in love with Nick Cummins from day one of being a contestant on The Bachelor, was dumped on national television.
And as we shed a tear alongside Cass, we were all left with one, burning question: Why the hell did Nick Cummins string his former flame along for so bloody long?
Because, in case you missed it, leading someone on is a cardinal sin, pls.
Clare Verall, former Married at First Sight contestant (and thus an expert on what goes on behind the scenes of a reality show) has a very compelling theory that explains why she was kept on for so long…and we are all ears.
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Posting to her Instagram Stories on Thursday night as the episode went to air, Verall explained the significant, manipulative role producers would have played in The Honey Badger’s decision-making at each rose ceremony.
“I have thoughts on this whole Cassie-being-sent-home thing,” Verall, who was fake-married to Jono Pitman in the 2016 series of MAFS, began.
“My theory [is] the producers would have insisted that he kept Cassie around because they dated in the past, and they wanted to ensure he didn’t come across as a prick,” Verall explained to her 73,000 Instagram followers. “So I’m sure that is what happened.”