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‘The Bachelor Australia’ finale was packed with drama on Thursday night, and now a former star of the reality TV franchise has revealed something viewers would not have been privy to.
Locky Gilbert and Bella Varelis enjoyed a helicopter ride followed by a romantic evening in the pool, and while the couple appeared warm in each other’s arms in the water, it may not have been all as it seemed.
“Also quick peek behind the curtain: my hot tub moment (everyone has one) the heating hadn’t worked so we were actually sitting in a freezing cold tub of water OUTSIDE IN JULY #TheBachelorAU,” she wrote on the social media platform.
Bella and Locky’s finale date was filmed in the Hunter Valley after the cast returned to in-person shooting following a COVID-19 lockdown.
There’s a good chance it was cool given the then-winter climate, though we don’t have any confirmation that pool heating wasn’t turned on for this pair.
HuffPost Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.
“I know you’re going to make a beautiful girlfriend, wife, mother, everything,” he told the nurse. “You’re the whole, whole package.”
Locky’s emotions got the better of him when he had to let Bella know of his decision.
“I fell in love with you the first day I saw you and I saw those big brown eyes. Like, they just make me go crazy,” Locky began.
“And, like, when I told you I love you, like, I meant every single word. But... ..like, I have fallen in love with two girls.”
The 31-year-old then said he needed “a little bit of certainty” about the future, which he didn’t feel with Bella.
“I just don’t know if.. I can see us working,” he said.
In an Instagram post shared after the finale aired, Bella told fans that “whilst it’s not my fairytale ending, the laughs and the memories will last a lifetime”.