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EXCLUSIVE: Jackson Garlick and THAT producer scandal on Bachelor In Paradise

Watch out Paradise, Jackson is coming in hot!
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While he had a smorgasbord of eligible Bachelorettes vying for his attention, it appears intruder Jackson Garlick only had eyes for one of the producers!

A source tells Woman’s Day the producer was so enthralled by the boys, especially Jackson, 26, they ended up leaving the island together.

“She [the producer] had her eyes on a lot of the boys but she ended up hooking up with Jackson,” the insider says, adding that the two hit it off so much they continued their romance after filming finished.

“They were seeing each other quite a bit after the show – they definitely gave it a red-hot go.”

While production would love to palm this off as an isolated incident, it appears this isn’t the first time producers have fallen in love with their subjects!

“One female producer was fired from The Bachelorette after she became too involved with the boys and forgot about her job and what she was there to do!” our source reveals.

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Jackson’s hometown visit with Angie was a little tense and she ended up sending him home.

(Image: Network 10)

So, who exactly is this latest BIP contestant set to cause shockwaves on the show?

Jackson is best known for starring on Angie Kent’s season of The Bachelorette last year.

The self-made pie entrepreneur, who runs pie company Garlo’s Pies, made it to hometowns and came in at fourth place after failing to open up to the blonde beauty about his feelings for her.

“For me, I’m not a love at first sight man, I find out their personality before I say that. So I couldn’t really lie to Angie because what I’ve been doing is just progressing my way through the experience and lying would have been wasting her time,” he told TV WEEK after his elimination.

Despite being a dark horse on the show, Jackson was a firm fan-favourite for his good nature, sense of humour and, of course, good looks.

(Image: @jacksongarlick/Instagram)

In the past, the Sydney based reality TV star has previously admitted he wouldn’t rule out appearing on Paradise.

“If there is an opportunity to do it again and the timing is right and I’m in the right headspace then I’d be open to giving it a crack,” he revealed to TV WEEK.

Since starring on season five of Bachelorette, the rugby player has been enjoying the perks of the influencer lifestyle – spruiking everything from dinner prep meal packs to energy drinks.

The 26-year-old is set to enter Bachelor In Paradise on Tuesday night’s episode and confirmed long-standing speculation of his appearance on Monday, sharing his BIP press shot on Instagram alongside the caption: “Sorry I’m late. What did I miss? @bachelorinparadiseau”

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