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Big Brother EXCLUSIVE: Chad reveals the REAL reason there was no romantic embrace with Sophie

EXCLUSIVE: Big Brother winner Chad Hurst reveals the REAL reason there was no romantic embrace with Sophie Budack at the live finale

Despite being inseparable in the house, Big Brother couple Chad Hurst and Sophie Budack appeared somewhat distant during Wednesday’s live finale.

And winner Chad has now revealed the real reason why there wasn’t a loved-up reunion between the pair on stage.

The 27-year-old model told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that the contestants had been instructed to limit physical contact as a safety precaution.

 

Big Brother EXCLUSIVE: Winner Chad Hurst (right) has revealed the REAL reason there was no romantic embrace with Sophie Budack (left) on stage at Wednesday’s live finale

‘We were all told not to touch each other because of coronavirus,’ he said.

In addition to social distancing among the housemates, Seven also made everyone involved in production get health checks before the finale.

While Chad did what he was told and avoided hugging Sophie on camera, the other contestants weren’t so cautious and flocked towards him. 

Explained: The 27-year-old model told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that the contestants had been instructed to limit physical contact as a safety precaution. Pictured: Sonia Kruger

Explained: The 27-year-old model told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that the contestants had been instructed to limit physical contact as a safety precaution. Pictured: Sonia Kruger

Chad said that his victory took him by surprise and he didn’t have time to process what was going on as his co-stars rushed in.

‘The adrenaline is running and you don’t know what’s going on,’ he said.

‘We were all told not to touch each other, but Shane [Vincent] coming over was not my fault.’ 

No firework finish? Chad gave Sophie a brief kiss and a hug after his winner announcement

No firework finish? Chad gave Sophie a brief kiss and a hug after his winner announcement

Earlier in the episode, Chad and Sophie had dodged host Sonia Kruger’s awkward questions about their relationship status.

At one stage, they both squirmed when she asked if they’d ‘done it’ yet. 

Interestingly, Sophie wasn’t exactly jumping for joy when her boyfriend was crowned the winner of Big Brother.

Chad only gave her a brief kiss and a hug after the announcement, and she seemed to keep her distance on stage while he enjoyed his moment of glory. 

Distant lovers? Sophie was third from left on the stage when Chad (third from right, with his mother) spoke to host Sonia (far right) about how much winning meant to him

Distant lovers? Sophie was third from left on the stage when Chad (third from right, with his mother) spoke to host Sonia (far right) about how much winning meant to him

Hmm! When asked what he was going to spend the prize money on, Chad revealed he would go on a boys' trip and pay off his mother's bills - but he didn't reference Sophie at all

Hmm! When asked what he was going to spend the prize money on, Chad revealed he would go on a boys’ trip and pay off his mother’s bills – but he didn’t reference Sophie at all 

When asked what he was going to spend the prize money on, Chad revealed he would go on a boys’ trip and pay off his mother’s bills – but he didn’t reference Sophie at all.

He had previously promised he would split the prize money 50-50 with his girlfriend, but made no mention of this deal during the live broadcast.

The pair later posed for a series of happy photos together, with Sophie planting a friendly kiss on Chad’s cheek. 

Just for the cameras? The pair later posed for a series of happy photos together, with Sophie planting a kiss on Chad's cheek

Just for the cameras? The pair later posed for a series of happy photos together, with Sophie planting a kiss on Chad’s cheek

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