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The Bachelor’s Jimmy Nicholson had ‘no idea’ Stephanie Lynch had called Holly Kingston the C-word

The Bachelor’s Jimmy Nicholson admits he had ‘no idea’ Stephanie Lynch called love rival Holly Kingston the C-word and said her behaviour was ‘disappointing’

Jimmy Nicholson said he was blindsided after learning Stephanie Lynch had called Holly Kingston the C-word on The Bachelor.

Speaking to Yahoo! Lifestyle on Thursday, the 31-year-old Bachelor admitted he had some regrets after choosing Steph for a solo date during Wednesday’s episode.

The pilot confessed that if he knew then what he knows now, he never would have chosen the 27-year-old, branding her behaviour on the show ‘disappointing’.

Kept in the dark: Jimmy Nicholson (pictured) said he was blindsided after learning Stephanie Lynch had called Holly Kingston the C-word on The Bachelor

‘Watching the show back, I’m looking at it and I’m thinking, “No, don’t do it mate! What are you doing?! Don’t take her on this date!”‘ he admitted.

‘Now I’ve seen everything that everyone’s said, and I think it’s important to realise that I didn’t know any of this kind of stuff.

‘People might be like, “Get rid of her, get rid of her”, but I wasn’t seeing what we’re seeing now back then.’

'No idea': Speaking to Yahoo! Lifestyle on Thursday, the 31-year-old Bachelor admitted he had some regrets after choosing Stephanie Lynch (right) for a solo date during Wednesday's episode

‘No idea’: Speaking to Yahoo! Lifestyle on Thursday, the 31-year-old Bachelor admitted he had some regrets after choosing Stephanie Lynch (right) for a solo date during Wednesday’s episode

During a particularly jarring moment, Stephanie branded Holly, 27, a ‘c**t’, before later denying she’d ever said it, despite video evidence to the contrary.

While drinking tea with some of the other ladies in the Bachelor mansion, Stephanie declared: ‘So Holly’s a c**t.’

She later denied having said it after being confronted by Holly at the cocktail party just hours later, before then adding: ‘Isn’t she kind of one though?’ 

Buyer's remorse: The pilot confessed that if he knew then what he knows now, he never would have chosen the 27-year-old, branding her behaviour on the show 'disappointing'

Buyer’s remorse: The pilot confessed that if he knew then what he knows now, he never would have chosen the 27-year-old, branding her behaviour on the show ‘disappointing’

Later learning about what had transpired, Jimmy admitted he wasn’t happy with the ‘schoolyard antics’ on the show.

‘If that’s the way you’re acting on national television when you’re supposed to be a little bit more polished and wary of your audience, then how are you going to act outside of it?’ he asked. 

Previous contestants of the reality show have blamed ‘editing’ for their bad behaviour, but Jimmy maintained there was no excuse.

Offensive: During a particularly jarring moment, Stephanie branded Holly Kingston (pictured) a 'c**t', before later denying she'd ever said it, despite video evidence to the contrary

Offensive: During a particularly jarring moment, Stephanie branded Holly Kingston (pictured) a ‘c**t’, before later denying she’d ever said it, despite video evidence to the contrary

‘People sort of say, “Oh, the edit stitched me up”, but they don’t tell us to say that. There’s no script, so if you say something, you’ve got to own it,’ he said.

After watching the show back on TV, Jimmy maintained he had ‘no idea’ about what went on behind his back, and said he ‘definitely would have changed my narrative’ if he’d seen it while filming.

He added that he ‘probably would have just gotten rid of some people earlier on if I had seen that’, but understood it made for entertaining TV.  

'If that's the way you're acting on national television when you're supposed to be a little bit more polished and wary of your audience, then how are you going to act outside of it?' asked Jimmy

‘If that’s the way you’re acting on national television when you’re supposed to be a little bit more polished and wary of your audience, then how are you going to act outside of it?’ asked Jimmy

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