While Australia has fallen hook, line and sinker for this year's Bachelor Nick, some of the Bachelorettes had very different feelings, and even threatened to call it quits just days into filming!
"Nick's not your typical Bachelor – he has a curly mullet, a slug on his top lip and a very distinct ocker accent," says the source.
"But that's the beauty of him! Bachelors in the past have all been cut from the same cloth – they're all model types and, to be frank, some of them were actually a little boring!"
Producers worked overtime to ensure the girls knew what Nick had to offer – a lifetime of laughs and a heart of gold – and encouraged them to stick around to learn it for themselves.
"They told the girls not to make any rash decisions - to give him a go, and decide after getting to know him properly," spills the source.
"And if that didn't work, they told them to at least stick around long enough to be considered for a spot on Bachelor In Paradise."
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