Bachelor In Paradise viewers were left reeling after Tuesday night’s episode when fan favourite Ciarran Stott’s former flame exposed some hard truths about the cheeky Brit’s past on (and off) screen behaviour.
Renee Barrett, who appeared on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor, was in a fairly serious relationship with Ciarran prior to his own stint on Angie Kent’s season of The Bachelorette.
As Ciarran reluctantly revealed earlier on in this season of BIP, he cheated on Renee at a wedding thus ending things between the two before he jetted off to Fiji for some fun in the sun — or so he thought.
Lo and behold, on Tuesday night Renee arrived in Paradise ready to drop some major bombshells, starting with the real reason everyone’s favourite long-haired lad left Angie and quit The Bachelorette back in November 2019.
As far as the public was concerned, Ciarran exited early due to the devastating death of his beloved grandma.
Ciarran ‘left Angie for Renee’
But, according to Renee’s jaw-dropping reveal during a tense Bula banquet, that’s not the whole story.
“I’m sorry but I’m not accepting that. He’s just full of sh*t. Absolutely full of sh*t,” she said before threatening to ‘spill the beans’.
And spill them she did.
“None of these people know that you left Angie for me while we were in the mansion!” Renee revealed.
“While you were in the mansion you were calling me, making sure I was OK, asking, ‘How are the dogs, I’m worried about you’,” she added, leaving her co-stars stunned.
And as a final flourish, Renee admitted that she was the one who collected Ciarran from the airport after he called it off with Angie.
“Who do you think picked him up from the airport? He said he was over her and he wanted to come back and said he wanted to make it work. He has just played everybody,” she said.
At this point, a visibly flustered Ciarran declared that he was throwing in the beach towel.
“I’m leaving Paradise tonight and I want you to have a great time here. I’m going. I’m done,” he said before storming off.
Fans blast Ciarran for Bachelorette ‘lie’
BIP viewers have taken to Twitter in droves to put Ciarran on blast for his Bachelorette ‘lie’, with one calling it his ‘fall from grace’.
“Soooo did Ciarran’s grandma really die or just a lie to go back to renee?” asked one confused fan.
Another reflected on their changed opinion of the once-loveable larrikin.
“And to think I was genuinely sad when Ciarran left The Bachelorette...” they wrote.
One user claimed that Ciarran’s nan did genuinely pass away, blaming ‘bad editing’ for suggesting that it wasn’t true.
As the Instagram account ‘Bachie Funny’ pointed out, the sad passing of Ciarran’s grandma and his continued feelings for Renee can both be true.
“I believe the death of his nan made him just want to be back home with Renee,” they suggested.
Others thought the juicy secret just wasn’t that juicy at all.