As we learned last night on the show - thanks to one particularly pushy producer whom we now love - Brett has been "seeing" former Bachelorette contestant Stephanie Boulton for "a year" though he claims they are not in a "relationship" because they were not "Facebook official." In Brett's defence, it appears he has the same dating mentality as most 14-year-olds, so how could we expect him to behave like an adult and admit to lying to producers to score a holiday?
After his failed rose ceremony Brett complained about being kicked off before Steph's arrival, saying: "I am sad to be leaving Paradise... it would’ve been nice to stay until a certain someone from home arrived, and have my own love story, that would’ve been nice."
Today, Brett has come to his own defence on Instagram with a lengthy post that claims producers set him up to look bad. In his poetic essay, the BIP star invited his followers to ~imagine~ the situation he was in when he and Steph were both approached to be on the show.
"IMAGINE: you were in the really early days of dating someone and after a hectic year filming two tv series’ - along with some personal travel - leaving little time together since meeting. IMAGINE: you were both asked to then go on a show in Fiji, sip cocktails with your mates from the last two series and, more importantly, spend time with THE girl your interested in, all the while being paid," he wrote alongside a photo of Steph. "Then imagine you arrived on the island first, her contract only then to be ripped up; leaving it too [sic] look like you went on a dating show without her."
He continued: "Imagine then airing it too [sic] Australia portraying you as a shit bloke and as always, forever putting production over humanity, despite never changing our story that we had being seeing each other in the lead up and couldn’t wait to be reunited in Fiji. Now you have 'reality' TV."
Not to play devil's advocate here, Brett, but it seems as though her contract was torn up because you both lied about being single. Not to mention, this entire post is essentially admitting to cashing in on Channel Ten's budget with your girlfriend and throwing a hissy fit when it didn't go your way. Also, we're not sure when "seeing each other the past year" became the "really early days" of dating someone but, sure, why not.
Talk about a stitch up.
Regardless of his bitter feelings towards the production team, Brett seems happy in his relationship with Steph. Now let's get back to finding love for actual single people...