Bill Goldsmith was sent home from The Bachelorette Australia tonight, leaving Taite Radley and Todd King as the last men standing in the top two.
Ali Oetjen chose to send Bill home after a tense one-on-one date, telling him "we faced so many hurdles that I'm just not feeling I'm where I should be at" as she bid him farewell.
Those hurdles include rumours in the house (started by Charlie Newling) that he was "hiding something," and his decision to introduce Ali to an ex love interest, Amy, during the hometown visits.
After being walked out of the mansion, Bill told the cameras that if his decision to introduce Ali to Amy was the reason he was sent home "then we're probably not meant to be together, to be honest."
Now, Bill tells TV WEEK he was "shocked" by his elimination.
"It was a bit of a surprise but then again I don't know what the relationships are like with the other two guys," Bill, 31, tells TV WEEK.
"I didn't know what was going on with them, and I was just focusing on our relationship. It was definitely a bit of a shock."
"It's never easy to be rejected, but that's part of it. It doesn't always go your way, but it definitely hurt."
Bill stands by his decision to introduce the pair during his hometown visit.
"Mum and dad had booked a holiday back to America and it was bad timing in that regard," Bill reveals. "I didn't realise it was such a big deal to Ali that Amy was there.
He maintains there was nothing shady going on, and was surprised Ali couldn't look past it.
"[Amy and I] were just really good friends in the end so we chose our friendship over anything else. If it had been something more I wouldn't have ever invited her to dinner," he says.
It's not all bad news for 'heartbroken' Bill though, as he was spotted filming Bachelor In Paradise Australia in Fiji earlier today.
Looks like we've got one more familiar face to the ever-growing cast list for the upcoming season of BIP.
The Bachelorette Australia finale airs Thursday, 7:30pm, on Network 10.