Having concocted a secret plan to push the pretty blonde into the arms of Todd King, Radley was so confident in being runner-up that he had already begun negotiations to become the next Bachelor.
“Taite is a fantastic manipulator,” a production insider told WHO.
“He only ever wanted to make it to the final two. He made it very clear from the start that while he knew winning the show is good for your public profile, becoming the heartbroken reject who gets a second chance is even better.”
According to the production insider, Taite was only interested in applying to the Bachelor franchise for "fame."
“The guy worked in a bank,” says the source.
“Out of everyone on the show, she believed he had the right intentions and that she could trust his word.”
But in truth, Radley had applied for numerous reality shows and was known on set as one of the “most fame-hungry contestants” they had ever met.
WHO's insider adds, “He often called meetings with crew to make sure they knew he was playing the game and was happy to be steered in whichever direction they needed the show to go in.
“He was amicable and saw himself as part of the team to win ratings.”