Bachelor viewers watched on last night as resident ‘villain’ Leah was confronted by Matty J in an explosive scene, booting her from the show due to her trouble-making ways.
But in a surprising twist, a friend close to Leah reveals it was actually the Melbourne student who begged to be allowed to leave the show.
‘Leah’s mum was due to go into hospital for a very serious spinal operation and she was desperate to be by her side,’ says the friend.
‘Leah had already explained to producers there was no spark with Matty and that she wanted to walk away, but she was told there was no way she could leave of her own accord.’
According to our spies, the young model couldn’t even make an extra phone call home.
‘Eventually she realised the only way out of the show was to open up about her work as a topless waitress and reveal her past to Matty,’ the spy explains.
‘The producers made her go over it again and again. Then she had to tell Matty about it in a special meeting and afterwards they made all the other girls discuss it. It was degrading, really. You could see it had started to make her feel really uncomfortable.’
Just hours after she was confronted by Matty’s sister Kate and then forced to explain her controversial past to the Bachelor, Leah was shown the door.
‘It’s ridiculous,’ the source says. ‘They didn’t want it to look like someone could walk out on their perfect bachelor so they turned it around to look like he was doing the right thing.’
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