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The Spill: Monday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. ‘We haven’t broken up.’ Chelsie McLeod on why she and Matt Agnew haven’t been posting to Instagram.

Look, last season of The Bachelor was tough. The Honey Badger played with our hearts when he skipped out on picking a final winner and then left us with unanswered questions when he decided to go AWOL after the finale. The whole ‘Blake Garvey‘ debacle of 2014 didn’t help either.

But that doesn’t mean two people can’t find lasting love on The Bachelor.

On Sunday, Chelsie came out to defend her relationship status with Bachie Matt, after rumours of their split began circulating, once again.

The speculation started because the pair hadn’t posted on Instagram after Chelsie put up a picture of her meeting Matt’s mum five days ago.

 

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When Matt’s mum asks if I’d be interested in “Bachelor in Paradise”…. ???????????????? #obviouslyshesjoking

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Yep, it’s only been five days.

But that’s all it took to ignite all the rumours.

So much so, that Chelsie felt the need to confirm the pair are in fact still dating.

“Hey guys. I’ve had quite a few people message me and ask if Matt and I are still together,” Chelsie said on her Instagram Story.

“And I can confirm that we are. And the reason that we haven’t done any posts together in a while, is that he’s overseas visiting his nephew who was born when we were filming.”

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So there we have it, Matt hasn’t done a runner he’s just busy visiting family.

And despite the short Instagram absence, our latest Bachie couple are still very much in love.

2. “I said yes to the dress.” Bindi Irwin just shared a glimpse of her wedding dress.

It’s only been a couple months since Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell announced their engagement, but Bindi has already been with the wedding preparations.

Over the weekend, the conservationist and wildlife queen, shared a sneak peek of her wedding dress with her 2.7 million followers on Instagram.

Captioning the photo, “I said yes to the dress”, Irwin showed off the stunning lace sleeve detailing, but not much more.

 

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I said yes to the dress ????

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After becoming engaged to her long-time boyfriend Chandler Powell in July, the 21-year-old has been teasing her social media followers with wedding planning.

So far, we have seen shots of her gorgeous engagement ring and potential flower arrangements. Bindi even asked her Instagram audience for wedding planning advice, ahead of the 2020 wedding that is set to take place at Australia Zoo.

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Speaking to People in a recent interview, Bindi’s 15-year-old brother, Robert said,  “Bindi is in planning mode, she’s incredible.”

“She’s got all the color-coded binders,” he added.

We cannot wait to see what other details Bindi shares before her nuptials.

3. Miley Cyrus just posted an Instagram about her dogs that shaded precisely all her exes.

After a whirlwind few months, Miley Cyrus got candid with her Instagram followers.

On Sunday morning, Miley uploaded a photo to her Instagram Story, discussing love, being loved and why dogs are great at both.

“Happy Sunday from me and two stinky dogs!” she captioned the post.

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She goes on to write, "Waking up surrounded by animals is my favourite way to start a morning. I am immediately reminded of LOVE without conditions... the best part about animals is that they are careless about details. They live by the golden rule... Love & Be Loved. Nothing in between. No questions regarding wealth, career, talents, race, age, sex... They love back 100x... all they ask is to be cared for in exchange for loyalty, reliability and faithfulness. (reminds me of someone)"

As this post comes only a week after ending her brief relationship with The Hills star Kaitlynn Carter, whilst also dealing with her divorce proceeding from former husband Liam Hemsworth, we can't help but think that this post (and others) might be related.

The 'Wrecking Ball' singer has uploaded various other photos to her Instagram with the same tone of shade reiterated.

With one of her latest photos captioned, "I am more of a man than you'll ever be, & more of a woman than you'll ever get!" - Jonathan Larson repost @samsmith."'

 

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“ I’m more of a man than you’ll ever be, & more of a woman than you’ll ever get!” - Jonathan Larson repost @samsmith

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Whilst we're unsure who or what she is referring to, if anything, we hope there is some killer music to come.

4. Excuse us, The Bachelor’s Elly could be offered her own spin-off show and YES PLEASE.

She may not have won Matt Agnew's heart on The Bachelor, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Elly Miles.

The fan-favourite nurse could be returning to our screens after she was supposedly offered a spin-off show with Channel 10.

"She's so popular with viewers who love her down-to-earth Aussie spirit that they want to cash in on it," an inside source allegedly told New Idea. 

"They will either include her family and film it in her country town of Parkes or they will include her BFF Nichole [Wood] and make it similar to The Simple Life."

The source also told the publication, "With the girls both planning to move to Newcastle before the end of the year, it's the perfect opportunity for some great post-Bachie life content. "

Look, at this stage we don't know if it's true or not but we are so here for it.

5. Abrupt "don't talk to me" signs and hidden camera sweeps: The crazy security on The Masked Singer.

If you’ve been watching The Masked Singer Australia you’ll likely be happily guessing away about who is under the wolf/prawn/unicorn heads, and basking in the general ridiculousness of the silliest show on TV.

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But behind the scenes, the security measures are no laughing matter.

They’re not just strict, they’re borderline… militant.

Before their appearances, the celebrity contestants on the show are picked up at secret private locations, covered in black fabric and snuck into the studio where they wear t-shirts commanding “DO NOT TALK TO ME.”

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In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, head of television for Warner Bros Shawn Murphy says secrecy is so important to the show, the live studio audience we see clapping and reacting to the celebrity reveals is fake.

In fact, the entire studio audience is kicked out just before the reveal. They even sweep the set for bugs and hidden cameras before they let the lowest voted singer of the night unmask.

When the singer returns home, they're contractually obliged to lie to their family about where they've been.

"We had to make a couple of exceptions so [the contestants] could 'fess up to their husband or wife," the executive admitted.

Read more about The Masked Singer's crazy security measures, in our earlier article here. 


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