EXCLUSIVE: Bachelor star was sent home for accusing Jimmy Nicholson of being a ‘privileged playboy with no shortage of female attention’
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Annabelle O’Regan and Lauren Jenkins were the first women to be sent home during Wednesday night’s season premiere of The Bachelor.
And a source has now revealed why Jimmy Nicholson decided to send Annabelle packing after just a few hours in the mansion.
A production insider claimed Annabelle recognised the 31-year-old pilot after seeing him on a dating app and questioned why he was on the show.
EXCLUSIVE: Claims Bachelor star Annabelle O’Regan [R], 28, was sent home for exposing Jimmy Nicholson as a ‘privileged kid’ who has had ‘no shortage of female attention’
‘Bel thought Jimmy was a privileged kid who was still enjoying the playboy lifestyle,’ the insider told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.
‘Jimmy has never had a shortage of female attention and [Bel] questioned why he was even on The Bachelor,’ they added.
The source alleged Bel was sent home after she expressed her concerns to another contestant who then reported her to a producer.
Apparently, the producers ‘didn’t want that negative attitude’ towards Jimmy on set.
Gossip: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, a production insider claimed that Bel recognised the Jimmy (pictured) from her dating app and questioned his intentions to other contestants
‘Bel thought Jimmy was a privileged kid who was still enjoying the Playboy lifestyle,’ the insider told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday
What’s he doing here? The production source claimed that Bel ‘Jimmy has never had a shortage of female attention and [Bel] questioned why he was even on The Bachelor’
Daily Mail Australia understands Bel sought comfort from former Bachelorette ‘villain’ Pascal Wallace following her departure.
Fans will remember Pascal was infamously booted from Elly and Becky Miles’ season after he was caught bad-mouthing them in the mansion.
‘They’ve known each other for a while. Pascal comforted Bel as she felt she’d wasted her time and was going to be humiliated on TV,’ a source said.
Connections: Following her departure, Daily Mail Australia understands that Bel sought comfort from former Bachelorette star and pal, Pascal Wallace. Pictured together last month
That’s not nice! Just minutes after Bel’s elimination on Wednesday night, Pascal accused Jimmy of only sending Bel home after she ‘called him out’ in a now-deleted Instagram post
‘Bel didn’t think the majority of the girls were even Jimmy’s type.’
It comes after Pascal accused Jimmy of only sending Bel home because she ‘called him out’ in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.
Bye bye! Annabelle [R] and Lauren Jenkins, 29, [L] were the first contestants not to receive a red rose during the first rose ceremony