Bachelor in Paradise is rocked by scandal as a male contestant ‘hooks up with a female PRODUCER’ – before the couple ‘leave the island together’
He will have plenty of women to choose from when he makes his debut as an intruder on Bachelor in Paradise in the coming weeks.
But Jackson Garlick is said to have found love with a member of the production team instead, according to a bombshell new report.
‘[A female producer] had her eyes on a lot of the boys but she ended up hooking up with Jackson,’ an insider claimed to Woman’s Day on Monday.
Bombshell claims: Bachelor in Paradise was reportedly rocked by scandal during filming last year when contestant Jackson Garlick (pictured) ‘found love with a female producer’
The couple’s romance was said to be so serious that they reportedly ‘left the island together’ and continued dating after filming had finished.
Channel 10 has never stated that there is a rule prohibiting producers from having relationships with contestants on The Bachelor franchise.
In fact, a flirtation between a producer and a contestant was teased as a storyline on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor last year.
Not good enough? Jackson will have plenty of women to choose from when he makes his debut as an intruder on Bachelor in Paradise in the coming weeks. Pictured: Keira Maguire
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting that the producer acted in an unprofessional manner by having a relationship with Jackson after the show.
Unfortunately, it seems the ‘fling’ may not have lasted, as a Tinder account seemingly belonging to Jackson surfaced in April – just months after he arrived home from Fiji.
At the time, he told Daily Mail Australia that the Tinder profile didn’t belong to him.
Still looking for love? Unfortunately, it seems the ‘fling’ with the producer may not have lasted, as a Tinder account seemingly belonging to Jackson surfaced in April – just months after he arrived home from Fiji
‘I’ve been sent screenshots of this profile on Tinder [before],’ he said. ‘Unfortunately for me, it’s a catfish.’
However, the Tinder bio did appear to match important details of Jackson’s life.
The profile states: ‘Playing rugby league, studying psychology and making a few pies here and there.’
Excuses, excuses! Jackson told Daily Mail Australia at the time that the Tinder profile didn’t belong to him and was a ‘catfish’ account. Pictured on September 6, 2013 at ANZ Stadium
Jackson is captain of the Glebe Dirty Reds rugby team, studies at UNSW and works for his family business, Garlo’s Pies.
The account didn’t mention his reality TV fame, but it does include a link to his verified Instagram page, which has 34,600 followers.
Jackson first appeared on Angie Kent’s season of The Bachelorette, but failed to receive a rose after hometown week.
He had previously applied to be on Georgia Love’s season of The Bachelorette when he was just 22.
Unlucky in love: Jackson first appeared on Angie Kent’s season of The Bachelorette, but failed to receive a rose after hometown week