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One Of The Contestants On "The Bachelor" Has Absolutely Slammed The Show

"They took it too far."

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If you've been watching this season of The Bachelor Australia, you'll be familiar with Sian's dramatic exit this week.

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For those who haven't seen, Sian expressed her urge to leave, then had the producers talk her around to staying... only to get booted at the next rose ceremony.

In an interview with Woman's Day, Sian told her side of what really went down.

“I needed them to give me some time off camera and they refused,” she said of the producers. "I think they took it too far."


“My issues were mainly to do with production, I’m not an idiot and I realised what was happening. I didn’t want to be part of it anymore – it started to feel unnatural,” Sian told the publication.

She said she lost four kilos in the house due to stress, and that at some stage or another, other girls wanted to also leave the house.

She also spoke of her annoyance at appearing like a "villain" and put it down to editing.

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“I was annoyed that I’ve been associated as a villain when I’m not,” she said, denying she was ever close to Leah or Jen, and that she has since fallen out with Jen.

This isn't the first time someone has spoken out about the show or the production techniques. Contestants from previous years have complained about long hours, being plied with alcohol, and going to bed hungry.

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"We would be standing there for more than an hour, drunk, and in painful shoes,” former contestant Emily Simms said about rose ceremonies. “Often, we would be hungry and just desperate to go to bed, but then we’d be told to go upstairs and put our pyjamas on so they could film another scene.”

You can read the full interview with Sian here.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Channel 10 for a statement.

UPDATE: Production company Warner Bros. has released a statement to BuzzFeed regarding Sian's comments.

The Bachelor Australia is an unscripted show and all participants are fully aware of the cameras and know they can be recorded at any time.

We, as producers, in addition to our duty of care, provide a strong support network to all participants. Often in these highly intense situations, we want the bachelors and bachelorettes to be aware of all the options available to them, so they feel comfortable with the decision they ultimately make.”


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