Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy tearfully professed their love for each other on the season finale of The Bachelorette.
But now, former Bachelor contestant Jen Hawke has claimed producers at Warner Bros had a ‘cheeky’ discussion with her, before lining up a secret conversation between her and Stu.
Speaking to website Mamamia, the brunette reality star alleged she was speaking with Stu only weeks before his tearful ocean-side admission to Sophie Monk.
Alleging she was also chatting with Blake Colman, she started: ‘The boys must have seen a poster of us girls [in the mansion] or something because [Blake] said to a producer, ‘I want her’.’
‘So the next thing I know, the producers are giving me a cheeky phone call about it. I spoke to [Blake] and Stu, but I wasn’t allowed to know either of their real names.’
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Saturday, Jen said she was mostly talking to Blake but ‘Stu also jumped on the phone.’
‘I was on the phone to both and Stu for an hour, Blake was just being very flirty making it very clear what he thought of me,’ she spilled.
‘And that he wanted to take me out when he left the [Bachelorette] mansion.’
In the interview with Mamamia, the outspoken reality star compared what happened to her wasn’t dissimilar to the show UnREAL – a TV drama based on a fake reality dating show.
In response to Jen’s comments, Stu Laundy told Daily Mail Australia on Saturday that he did in fact called the brunette beauty.
‘Blakey and I commandeered one of the backstage guys phone at one point towards the end of our filming – I had a few of them in my pocket by then,’ Stu confessed.
The millionaire pub baron added: ‘He had Jen’s number so we called her for a laugh. I let Blake do most of the talking as I can’t flirt to save my life and was chasing Sophie at the time.’