Former Bachelorette hopeful, Sam Cochrane,whose heart was broken after he proposed to Tara Pavlovic on Bachelor in Paradise and the relationship ended acrimoniously, has hinted on Instagram that he could be joining the cast of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

He dropped a video of himself in front of a green screen, holding a green pole – gonna superimpose a spear in there, okay, okay, makes sense – making a weird tryhard-fierce growl. Which I guess could be a kinda weird Tarzan thing?

People suspect that despite the weird caption about “attempting some sort of superhero face” he was totally shooting a promo for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and that he could maybe be the teased “reality star […] looking for love“.

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And hey, sure, that’s possible. That is if the rumours about Cochrane’s love life prove to be untrue. Sources like the Daily Mail suspect that he’s actually dating someone – a blogger called Leanne O’Rourke. They’ve both been cheerfully sharing shots together since at least October, and the captions seem flirtatious, or, at the very least, kind.

Maybe they’re just good friends? But someone did overhear Cochrane calling O’Rourke ‘babe’ all Melbourne Cup day.

Back in October, it was rumoured that Tara Pavlovic, Cochrane’s ex, and her mother Debbie Newsome, were heading into the jungle for the fifth season of the gross-out series. That theory probably doesn’t hold water if her ex is there. But either party does not preclude the return of the Honey Badger to Aussie TV screens, where an entire nation can come together to demand the guy who broke two women’s heart on national television go “EAT SLUGS“.

That’s good TV, folks.

Source: Daily Mail
Image: Getty Images / Hanna Lassen