Mackane Reid , 35, small business owner, WA
It brought back those feelings and emotions once again. But do you know what? For me, it was a blessing. She took me out of the rose ceremony room, started crying and gave me a series of compliments and she mentioned to me how much of a gentleman I was, which I was truly touched by.
Yeah, it did hurt. Of course it hurt. It’s well-known now that I’ve had a crush on Sophie for a long time!
My feelings were definitely genuine. I was in there for a period of time and it’s an emotionally intense environment in there.
It hurt. But again I’ll say that the compatibility wasn’t there. From the outset I could see that there wasn’t the twinkle in the eye there for her [when she was with me.]
You can understand why Stu is the front-runner – he’s older than Sophie, you can see the spark there.
To be perfectly honest, I think it was a storm in a teacup. I think it was Jarrod trying to steal the spotlight once again. It was a real non-issue for me.
I don’t know if I can comment on that… He is as intense as he seems, it not more so. If I was going to say anything, it would be to Jarrod’s face.
Oh my goodness, I’m going to name quite a few! Blake and I are very close, even though we are polar opposites. I admire him for being so outspoken.
The first two weeks I did really struggle! A few things I learnt – I need to be by the ocean. I didn’t have it for five weeks, I’ve grown up by the ocean and I’m an ocean baby. It soothes my soul so I really struggled with that.
Nothing serious, I’m pretty much a single man. I’ve been under strict guidelines that I can’t really go out and start dating!
[Laughs] It’s all about compatibility at the end of the day.