It was one of the more dramatic exits on this season of The Bachelorette, and Australia was not fond of how Blake Coleman bid farewell to Sophie Monk. The online backlash to his 'childish' departure was swift on Twitter last night, though the contestant knows his behaviour wasn't amazing.
"I mean, I went out with a bang," he told InStyle of his awkward exit this morning. "I was just really surprised because I got my single date and basically everything was crammed in, everything happened very fast after that... On to another date, on to hometown, meeting my family, there were a lot of mixed emotions and I thought I really saw a future."
"Yeah just for all that to disappear was a very mixed emotion feeling," he continued. "I messaged her and said sorry for being a dick in my exit, and she just laughed and said it was all good."
Blake also spoke about his casting as one of the series' resident villains.
"What you saw is 50% of me, and the rest is editing to exemplify me not giving a s***" he said. "I always speak my mind that’s just who I am, but you add a bit of fuel to that, throw in a few edits, and it’s bigger than what it is. I had a tonne of fun though and it is what it is."
As for the recent reports that he is dating 2017 Bachelor contestant Tara Pavolovic?
"Not true," he confirmed. "I'm still single."
We also spoke to Blake about his behaviour towards Jarrod, which was labelled as 'bullying' by some fans on Twitter.
Despite the fact his fellow contestant Sam confirmed the 'pot plant' drama was Blake's fault on camera, apparently all is not as it seemed.
"Sam actually came back after and he was like ‘I think I’ve accidentally put you in the firing line,' because I actually didn’t do it. But I am bringing out a video in a couple of weeks with us boys explaining exactly what happened," Blake says.
As for his other issues with Jarrod - including writing in an Instagram caption this morning "Going before Jarrod, that surprised the shit out of me" - Blake said this:
"While the show's still on we have a bit of fire to throw at each other but, at the end of the day, if he ever needs anything or is in trouble and needs to chat I'm always here."