He's been a ratings success as this year's Bachelor,drawing in audiences with his lovable larrikin personality, quirky Aussie slang and funny one-liners, but Woman's Day can exclusively reveal the blossoming romance between Brittany, 30, and Nick"Honey Badger" Cummins was over as soon as it started!
Shortly after the show wrapped, the lovebirds parted ways raising suspicions among fellow contestants that Nick's intentions may been for show!
"Things fell apart soon after the series ended and he refused to 'fake it' to appease the Network," reveals an onset source from The Bachelor.
"It's painfully obvious he's never gotten over his ex, Martine Strøm Thomassen and I don't think his family have either as they're still friends on Facebook and Instagram. It was a massive issue for Brit who has nothing to do with her ex."
To add insult to injury things are said to have turned sour between the pair since the split.
"Rumours are doing the rounds he's hooked up with someone else recently in Perth and Sydney," a source added.
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With the former Rugby star's true colours coming to light, cast and crew have spoken out about The Honey Badger claiming he's not the nice guy fans are lead to believe.
"He was difficult to work with, and had some unflattering names for the producers," spills an insider.
"He hated the long hours in front of the camera."
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Things reached boiling point between Nick and the production team when the unlucky-in-love larrikin became "fed up."
"Filming ended up taking three times as long as previous seasons because of his antics," sources say, despite the fact Nick is believed to be the highest paid Bachelor yet.
But the Honey Badger's behaviour didn't only extend to those working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the matchmaking series together – the female contestants longing for the 30-year-old's affections have revealed they were also victims of his remarks.
"He would mutter under his breath, 'I'm going to send you home next,' and "You're going to be third or fourth," a concerned on-set aide tells.
"Even though he was joking, it didn't always come across that way, especially for the girls who were so heavily invested in the process."
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