Well, it finally happened: a series of The Bachelor where the eponymous bloke revealed he didn’t actually fallen in love with anybody. Last night’s revelation that Nick Cummins couldn’t commit to either Brittany Hockley nor Sophie Tieman left the nation reeling, but an interview with Hockley this morning reveals nobody was more shocked than the two remaining contestants themselves.
Speaking to Josiah & Elly on Hit 96.9 Goulburn Valley this morning, Hockley said her reaction could best be summed up as “WTAF”.
Describing the series’ finale, which saw both women leave Cummins alone with his thoughts, Hockley said “It was really hard. I think on the night you could see that obviously I was angry, I just got in the car and said ‘what a waste of time.’”
Hockley discussed the much-needed emotional purge of watching the finale from the audience’s perspective, but revealed she had a mate there with her.
“I just was mad that Sophie was hurting. But watching it back last night, I cried it out… Sophie and I sat on the lounge and relived it together.”
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As for answers regarding that almighty letdown, Hockley revealed the Honey Badger never fully unfolded his thought process to her. Not immediately after filming, not during post-production, and certainly not the night the finale hit Australian screens.
“It would have been nice to get some answers because we didn’t really get any,” Hockley said.
“I don’t know if he couldn’t bring himself to speak to me straight away, but for me, he went through my brother,” she revealed, adding “If you’re gonna do this, do it to me.”
Old mate went on to describe the unique kind of pain that comes from knowing Cummins chose not to commit to even one weekend outside of the “pressure cooker” environment of the TV show. But, hey, at least she and Sophie are tight.
Expect more revelations to come out now the show is through; until then, y’all can listen to the interview HERE.