Channel 10's 'stern chat' with new Bachelors after surprising Instagram posts

Channel 10 has been forced to have a 'stern chat' with the stars of next year's season of The Bachelor as they attempt to cash in ahead of its premiere next month.

Yahoo Lifestyle can reveal that network bosses were recently surprised to see Thomas Malucelli start teasing a spiritual self-help book he's penned on Instagram – similar to how Jed Mcintosh has been randomly dropping new music in the lead-up to the show's release.

A source told Yahoo Lifestyle the Bachelors have been warned to hold off promoting these new projects.

Jed McIntosh (left) holds his phone while Thomas Malucelli (right) offers a woman a red rose.
Jed McIntosh (left) has been releasing new music while Thomas Malucelli (right) has been plugging his self-help book. Source: Instagram/Channel 10

"When the leads have so many projects ready to drop and promote before the show, it ruins the integrity a little and the illusion these people are there looking for love. They've been told to hold off with their side projects until after the show has aired," the source said.

It comes after a source told the Daily Mail that all of the contestants, as well as the three leading men, were sent an email from Channel 10 in October, warning them “to stay away from the stars of MAFS”.

“It said they were embarrassing, and if we wanted our [Instagram] blue ticks and $5,000 bonus, we had to stay away from any events or other reality stars,” they claimed.


Similar to last year’s season of The Bachelor, it’s believed that the season ten contestants will receive a $5000 bonus and Instagram verification if they stick to their contract.

Yahoo Lifestyle has contacted Channel Ten for comment.

Jed McIntosh is seen hugging Olivia Frazer at a boxing match.
Jed McIntosh hugs MAFS star Olivia Frazer at a boxing event. Source: Supplied

The claim came shortly after Jed was spotted hanging out with the season nine cast of MAFS at a celebrity boxing match.

The 25-year-old drummer was seated on Daniel Holmes’ table to watch his fight against Brent Vitiello and socialised with grooms Cody Bromley, Anthony Cincotta and Matt Ridley.

Jed was also photographed having what appeared to be a flirty conversation with Olivia Frazer, with the pair sharing a hug before engaging in deep conversation.

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