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The Bachelorette: Jamie Doran’s shock firefighter past revealed

Bachelorette star’s shock past revealed: Firefighter Jamie Doran left the NSW fire service five years ago after spending $600 each weekend on ‘drugs and alcohol’ during ‘toxic’ party days

The Bachelorette’s Jamie Doran has angered firefighters by wearing the NSW service uniform on the show, despite quitting the State Government agency five years ago.

The 39-year-old left Fire & Rescue New South Wales in October 2014, after blowing up to $600 each weekend on ‘drugs and alcohol’ during his ‘toxic’ party days.

Daily Mail Australia understands Jamie left his role as firefighter and took ‘stress leave following a disagreement with management’.

Shock: The Bachelorette’s Jamie Doran (pictured) has angered fire fighters by wearing the NSW service uniform on the show, despite quitting the State Government agency in 2014

Producers of The Bachelorette carefully covered the New South Wales logo on Jamie’s uniform with yellow tape on Wednesday night. 

After leaving Fire & Rescue New South Wales in 2014, Jamie spent years traveling the world, attempting to visit all 195 countries. 

He has since returned to work in the private sector as a firefighter in mine rescue, rather than for a State Government agency. 

Moving on: The 39-year-old left Fire & Rescue New South Wales in October 2014, after blowing up to $600 each weekend on 'drugs and alcohol' during his 'toxic' party days

Moving on: The 39-year-old left Fire & Rescue New South Wales in October 2014, after blowing up to $600 each weekend on ‘drugs and alcohol’ during his ‘toxic’ party days

Over: Daily Mail Australia understands Jamie left his role as firefighter after taking ‘stress leave following a disagreement with management’. Pictured: Jamie with Angie Kent

In 2016, Jamie opened up about his ‘toxic’ lifestyle in Sydney before leaving his job with Fire & Rescue New South Wales. 

‘I had a life that many would envy, but I felt weighed down by all of my possessions and my toxic Sydney lifestyle,’ Jamie previously told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘I hated my life, yet I would repeat it every week. I’d take as many drugs and drink enough alcohol to trick myself into thinking I fit into this life I’d created.’ 

Clearance: Bachelorette producers covered the New South Wales logo on Jamie's uniform with yellow tape on the show. Pictured:  Jamie on The Bachelorette

Clearance: Bachelorette producers covered the New South Wales logo on Jamie's uniform with yellow tape on the show. Pictured: A NSW firefighter

Clearance: Bachelorette producers covered the New South Wales logo on Jamie’s uniform with yellow tape on the show. Pictured left: Jamie on The Bachelorette, right: A NSW firefighter 

Well traveled: After leaving Fire & Rescue New South Wales in October 2014, Jamie spent years traveling the world and visited 196 countries. Pictured in 2016

Well traveled: After leaving Fire & Rescue New South Wales in October 2014, Jamie spent years traveling the world and visited 196 countries. Pictured in 2016 

Speaking of his profession in 2016, Jamie added: ‘I’d been a firefighter for a decade but from the first day I graduated I felt like an imposter in a uniform.

‘I had several firefighting colleagues pass away and that was also playing on my mind, a lot.’  

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel 10 and Fire & Rescue New South Wales for comment.

'I hated my life, yet I would repeat it every week': In 2016, Jamie opened up about his 'toxic' lifestyle in Sydney before leaving his job with Fire & Rescue New South Wales. Pictured in 2016

‘I hated my life, yet I would repeat it every week’: In 2016, Jamie opened up about his ‘toxic’ lifestyle in Sydney before leaving his job with Fire & Rescue New South Wales. Pictured in 2016

During The Bachelorette’s first cocktail party on Wednesday, Jamie said: ‘I run into burning buildings for a living, and it doesn’t affect me.’

After being wrongly accused of gossiping about the others suitors, he broke down in tears in the garden after having to defend himself. 

‘Someone tries to manipulate my emotions like that, and… It’s just hard,’ he said.   

'I'd take as many drugs and drink enough alcohol to trick myself into thinking I fit into this life I'd created,' said Jamie, before turning his life around in recent years

‘I’d take as many drugs and drink enough alcohol to trick myself into thinking I fit into this life I’d created,’ said Jamie, before turning his life around in recent years 

Back at it: Jamie has since returned to work in the private sector as a firefighter in mine rescue, rather than for a State Government agency. Pictured: Jamie with Angie Kent

Back at it: Jamie has since returned to work in the private sector as a firefighter in mine rescue, rather than for a State Government agency. Pictured: Jamie with Angie Kent

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