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Why Bachelor producers allegedly had to 'beg' contestants to stay after the first night.

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Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins can be a polarising specimen to the uninitiated.

For example, if you were one of 25 women who had gone on a dating show to find the love of your life, only to meet a mountain of a man, with a well-defined moustache and a rather heavy-handed take on the Australian vernacular.

To quote the man himself, it would be understandable if you were “as nervous as a bag of cats at a greyhound meet”.

And while we as a nation have taken to his unique charms, apparently not all of this year’s Bachelor contestants were as enthusiastic.

According to NW Magazine, a secret source said at times producers had to calm down certain Bachelorettes who threatened to leave only days into filming.

“Nick’s not your typical Bachelor – he has a curly mullet, a slug on his top lip and a very distinct ocker accent,” said the source.

“But that’s the beauty of him! Bachelors in the past have all been cut from the same cloth – they’re all model types and, to be frank, some of them were actually a little boring!”

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Alas flighty contestants were told "not to make any rash decisions" and to "decide after getting to know him properly," which is a fair statement to make.

Now, before you start naming names (dare we mention Vanessa Sunshine?) there was another Hail Mary technique available to producers, and considering the fact that all of the contestants are still here and accounted for, it seems to have worked.

"And if that didn't work, they told them to at least stick around long enough to be considered for a spot on Bachelor In Paradise," they said.

And they say love is dead?

He might be polarising, but we're fans - here's what you need to know about Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins.

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