Todd King doubled over in pain during The Bachelorette finale on Thursday night.
The 26-year-old broke down as he was brutally dumped by Ali Oetjen, 32, at the last moment as she chose Taite Radley as her winner of the show.
‘If you ever need me, I’ll always be there,’ Todd told Ali before bursting into tears as he gave her his blessing on her relationship with Taite.
‘If you ever need me, I’ll always be there’: Todd King breaks down in tears as Ali Oetjen dumps him during brutal Bachelorette finale
Delivering the blow to Todd, Ali said: ‘You have been my knight in shining armour.
‘Every moment we’ve had together you have been exactly that. You have been one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and have always put my needs before your own.
‘I feel like we would have such a perfect life together but something’s missing for me.
‘One thing I know about love is that it is not just ticking off a checklist. It is about following my heart. And its led me to someone else.’
‘One thing I know about love is that it is not just ticking off a checklist. It is about following my heart. And its led me to someone else,’ Ali said as she delivered the shocking blow
A heartbroken Todd then responded: ‘This has been about you… and I’m so happy for you. You’ve found yourself a great guy’
A heartbroken Todd then responded: ‘This has been about you… and I’m so happy for you. You’ve found yourself a great guy.
‘If you ever need me, I’ll always be there. Give me one last cuddle.’
The suitor then broke down in tears as he walked into the surrounding swampland.
‘It hurts more than I could ever describe,’ Todd said to camera while choking up.
‘I just wish that I could have given her that missing link. But someone else has and she has finally found happiness after so many times trying. She’s found it.’
The end: The suitor then broke down in tears as he walked into the surrounding swampland
Prior to his final encounter with Ali, the Perth based sales rep was hopeful.
‘I love Ali more than I think she’ll ever understand,’ he admitted.
‘I can see her as my life partner and the mother of my children. It all just fits, and I love the girl so much. I’ve never been so certain.’
However, in the moments before the brutal dumping, Ali was feeling differently.
‘Nothing could prepare me for this,’ Ali told Osher Günsberg before delivering the harsh blow to Todd.
‘I don’t… like thinking about it at all. They’re both such amazing guys.
‘I knew being the Bachelorette was going to be challenging but I never knew it was going to be this hard.
‘I’m feeling their pain, I’m feeling their pain… I’m really freaking out.’