Bachelorette‘ and ‘Bachelor‘ villains (respectively) Sam Johnston and Keira Maguire have told ‘NW Magazine‘ that they were due to appear on the upcoming season of ‘Bachelor In Paradise‘ before it was axed due to allegations of sexual assault on the set.

Production on ‘Bachelor in Paradise‘ – which was set to feature the not-so-successful (read: losing) contestants from former ‘Bachelor‘ and ‘Bachelorette‘ seasons – was shut down last week following allegations that contestant DeMario Jackson had sex with another contestant while she was too intoxicated to consent. It had been filming for less than a week when it was suspended.

Keira told ‘NW‘ she was ready to fly over when she found out:

“I had my bags all ready to go, then on Sunday morning, I woke up and literally had five missed calls.”

 Sam said he was relieved to longer be involved:

“I’m very shocked and surprised [the production company] would blatantly ignore their duty of care.”

It’s unclear what role they would be playing on the show, as I can’t imagine they would be all that famous to American fans of the franchise, but it looks like we may never find out.

The allegations of sexual misconduct are currently under investigation, with Jackson’s lawyer claiming that video will exonerate his client.

Photo: Instagram / @SamuelRJohnston, Channel 10.