When Ali arrived in Sydney to meet Charlie’s family, he announced that wouldn’t be happening, because he believed Ali was dating three other men which was unacceptable but also rude.
Under any other circumstances, the 31-year-old might have had a point. But when you sign up to a show with a very clear set of rules, pursuing a woman who is also dating a number of men at the same is perhaps… to be expected.
But according to Charlie, a critical scene was cut from last night’s episode that explained the actual reason Ali wouldn’t be meeting any of his family.
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“It was a part you guys didn’t get to see,” the builder told Mamamia.
“I received a phone call late the night before from my family stating that my grandmother who is really sick had become critical and they had to rush to Newcastle to see her.
“Basically that’s how the conversation with Ali and me went and she was quite sympathetic towards that.
“Hence off the back of that… I could’ve been at home with my family supporting them but I was in there trying for love with her and I had to say to her ‘this is serious’, and ‘I have to weigh up whether this is right for me or not’.”
It is still unclear what Charlie actually wanted from Ali on Thursday’s episode, telling Mamamia, “I just wanted her to know the truth so she could make a judgement on us there and then…”
On Friday morning, Charlie told Fairfax he believes that if that conversation had never taken place, he would’ve won the competition.
“I don’t want to sound arrogant but I think I would have won,” he said.
“I definitely think I would have been in the final two. You didn’t get to see it but we definitely had the strongest connection in there, and the longest.”