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1. “She tried to blame it on me.” Apparently Married at First Sight’s Jules dumped her bridesmaid Mel via text.

Married at First Sight may have finished six months ago but the drama still continues to play out off-screen.

We’ve seen breakups, makeups, pregnancies and many feuds. It’s been a lot. 

And now it appears Jules Robinson has dumped her bridesmaid and MAFS bestie Melissa Lucarelli over text message. Yikes. 

You see, after Cameron Merchant proposed to Jules on the show, Jules asked her co-stars Mel and Heidi to be her bridesmaids for their real-life wedding.

Since then, the three appeared to be inseparable.

Jules even posted an Instagram photo with Mel and Heidi in April, thanking them for having her back during the show.

“I look forward to having you by my side on my big day standing with other bridesmaids, marrying my best friend who I know you both love and adore too. Bridesmaids to me have seen it all, helped you, and watched you get to this point in your life and are 100% happy for you ! Thank you for being girlfriends!” Jules captioned the photo.


But now, Mel has told NW Magazine that she believes Jules only asked her to be her bridesmaid for publicity.

“One day we were texting about family and babies, then two days later she was dumping me as a bridesmaid.”

“She was posting about how amazing it was and how much she loved me, but it was clearly all an act. I feel completely blindsided by this, as our relationship and everything was real to me,” Mel told the publication.

Jules supposedly sent a text to Mel to let her know she would no longer be a bridesmaid.

“Not only was the text cold, but she used our friendship for her own publicity,” Mel said. “She tried to blame it on me, saying I was a sh*t friend.”

“When I asked her how I was a bad friend she couldn’t answer me, then kept changing her reasoning behind it.”

With Jules and Cam set to tie the knot next month, we hope the two friends can make amends.

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2. The telling clue that The Bachelorette’s Jackson doesn’t win Angie’s heart after all.

The past few weeks have truly been a whirlwind for us Bachie fans. A number of rumours have been dropping about the show’s contestants and now we have yet another one to add to the mix.

Jackson Garlick, who is still vying for Angie’s heart on The Bachelorette, is currently in Mexico celebrating his father and former Rabbitohs player, Sean Garlick’s 50th birthday. Which wouldn’t be suspicious under normal circumstances, but it looks like something else could be going on… something that suggests Jackson’s heart isn’t back home with Angie.

On Sunday, The Daily Telegraph published photos of Jackson out partying with newly-separated NRL star Sam Burgess on a boat with a bunch of women in bikinis. Oh.

Apparently, among them was a woman by the name of Ashley Olsen (not the famous twin), who Jackson posted a photo with back in November 2018.


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The rumour is somewhat surprising, as Jackson is predicted to be in Angie’s top four after paparazzi photos were released last week. But we’re now guessing that Jackson doesn’t end up with Angie in the end.

At this point, we’re not sure what to believe, but we may have to cross Jackson’s name off our list of potential winners.

3. Bride and Prejudice’s Tori just slammed claims she drinks while pregnant and says “fancy editing” is to blame.


Things are certainly getting heated on Bride and Prejudice.

On Sunday night’s episode of the reality show, a fight erupted at the dinner party when Tori, who was five weeks pregnant at the time of filming, was accused of drinking while pregnant by an unknown member of the group.


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Now, just weeks away from welcoming their second child into the world, Tori and her partner James have vehemently denied the allegations.

Posting to Instagram, Tori shared that while she had been drinking before she found out she was pregnant at four weeks during filming, she no longer drank after discovering she was pregnant.

“When we were asked those questions at the dinner party about our pregnancy, I was so blown away and angry that anyone could ask that but more so that production allowed the questions in at all,” Tori wrote.

“It is such a private and personal thing, one we weren’t ready to talk about as we were only five weeks along at that time.”


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Tori also blamed “fancy editing” for making it appear as if she admitted to drinking while pregnant at the dinner party.

“I do not drink while pregnant. The fancy editing Channel Seven and Bride and Prejudice did last night to get me to say I can have a ‘standard drink’ is bullsh*t. Never once did I say I do that!” she wrote.

“The producers would put wine at the dinner party tables for the toasts. I would toasty with the wine (not take a sip out of it).

“If you’re all such detectives, have a look at the wine glass and the wine NEVER goes down in my glass.”

4. The first trailer for Hamish and Andy’s new TV show ‘”Perfect” Holiday’ is here and we can’t wait.

Get excited.

The first trailer for Hamish and Andy’s new TV show “Perfect” Holiday is finally here and we can’t wait to see our favourite duo back on our screens.

Much like the comedy duo’s former series Gap Year, the new series will see Hamish and Andy each planning one half of their trip to the United States.

The catch? The pair are completely unaware of what’s on each other’s itinerary.


Speaking to Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS FM, Hamish shared what we can expect from the show, which is coming to Channel Nine soon.

“It’ll still be us making each other eat weird things, pushing each other into swamps and stuff, but the format is like, we know the route we’re travelling but every alternating day I’ll plan a day for Andy and then the next day he plans the day,” Hamish said.

“There’s some genuine, great adventures that I think I’ve got us organised to go on, but it will be a lot of fun.”

You can watch the new trailer below:

5. Oh no. There’s a wild rumour there’s a “drug-taking scandal” inside The Bachelorette mansion.

Goodness. This season of The Bachelorette has been a weird time.

First, Angie Kent’s brother, Bradley, entered the mansion on night one as a contestant (an undercover one, but… still). Second, there was a person named Jess – who was allegedly a local politician in Noosa – who found it funny to flirt with female crew members and say things such as “Don’t mind me if I get some wandering fingers” to Angie.


Honestly. We don’t know what the hell has happened to the mansion this season.

But hold on to your roses because apparently The Bachelorette is about to get weirder.

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There has reportedly been a (legal) drug-taking scandal and it involves two unexpected contestants: frontrunners Ciarran and Carlin.

On Monday, Woman’s Day reported that a “source” has told the publication that producers found vials of melanin – a legal drug in Australia that one can inject to darken the colour of their skin – in the mansion.

According to the publication, who emphasises there is no inference that the men took illegal substances, the producers “confiscated” the vials upon discovery.

For more on this bizarre rumour, read our earlier article here.

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