Bachelor fans left fuming over Brooke's 'big advantage'

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Brooke Cleal made a shock return to The Bachelor mansion on Thursday night, after she had to leave the show following the death of her grandfather.

Jimmy was definitely happy to see Brooke back, the pair sharing a kiss and an embrace when they were reunited, with Brooke telling Jimmy that after the funeral she had started "thinking and feeling like I wanted to see you".

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Fans thought it was 'unfair' that Brooke and Jimmy had remained in constant contact. Photo: Channel 10

The other women in the mansion were also surprised to see Brooke return, but fans at home were less impressed, with many believing it was 'unfair' the pilot and Brooke had remained in contact off camera.

"So Jimmy was still talking to Brooke while she was out of the mansion? How is that fair?" one person said on Twitter.

"Jimmy has been checking in on Brooke...he said she was his top pick...SURELY he picks her. It would be AWFUL if he doesn't," another thought.

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"Wait so while Jimmy was dating these girls he was talking to Brooke away from the cameras? That definitely seems like a big advantage," another agreed.

While a fourth said: "Jimmy has been in ongoing contact with Brooke, lockdown style? Why on earth wasn't this referenced in the narrative?"

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Brooke made a surprise return to the mansion. Photo: Channel 10

Viewers had only once seen Jimmy and Brooke on a video call together during that time, which was immediately after she had left the mansion.

"I completely understand that you need to be with your family now to process it all and grieve. I'm just really sorry to hear about your grandfather," Jimmy told her at the time.

"I can give you a big virtual hug. I've really, really loved every second I've spent with you.

"Just know that I'm thinking of you and all your family and, um, yeah, I hope you're doing ok."

It comes as it was revealed Brooke appeared to be one of the show's final four women, with the top 4 apparently being leaked thanks to their Instagram accounts.

Gossip podcast So Dramatic! pointed recently that small detail on each of the 23 contestants' social media accounts has seemingly revealed who makes it to the end of Jimmy Nicholson’s season.

And according to betting agency Sportsbet Brooke, was also one of the frontrunners, alongside Holly, Jay and Lily.

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