In July last year, Bachelor star Jen Hawke said she got what she calls a “cheeky” phone call from producers of Warner Brothers, the team behind the wildly successful Bachelor franchise in Australia.
The producer had some men who were interested in her, she said. Their names were Blake and Stu and they were filming their own season of the Bachelorette.
“The boys must have seen a poster of us girls [in the mansion] or something because [Blake] said to a producer, ‘I want her’,” she tells Mamamia.
“So the next thing I know, the producers are giving me a cheeky phone call about it. I spoke to [Blake] and Stu, but I wasn’t allowed to know either of their real names, because it was when they were in the top four. From there, Blake and I started chatting.”
Stu, of course, was Stu Laundy – the man who just a week after having date-like conversations “over the phone” with Hawke, was telling Sophie Monk he loved her on national television.