Eliminated Bachelorette contestant Jess Glasgow has refused to quit his job as a local councillor in Noosa, Queensland following demands that he resign.
The 36-year-old’s boss, Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington, told Fitzy and Wippa today that he condemned Jess’ behaviour on the reality TV show and has urged him to resign.
“I don’t see that he has a future on his council,” he said.
In a statement, Mayor Wellington added that Jess “will be referred to the Office of the Independent Assessor for an alleged breach of the Councillor's Code of Conduct”.
A petition has also been created on change.org to have Jess removed from council.
Jess refuses to step down
Jess has since hit back in a separate interview with Hit105’s Stav, Abby and Matt, saying he had no plans to step down from the role.
“No, I’m not resigning that’s just not me, we all make mistakes,” he told the program.
“This is just one day out of my whole political career in Noosa and I made probably the worst judgement ever and I’m not like this in my day to day life and I won’t resign.”
“[Mayor Tony’s] job is to put the best interests of Noosa and that’s what he’s done.”
Angie defends Jess
Jess was evicted in Thursday night’s episode after he made sexist remarks to Angie during a group photoshoot, before calling her a “b**ch” in front of the men trying to win her heart.
Other comments included admitting he would have “laid one on” Angie if near her, and remarking another contestant should “just slip the tongue in” during a photoshoot - remarks which Jess’ boss, the Mayor of Noosa, has branded “offensive, crude and misogynistic”.
In yet another radio interview, this time with KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O, the star of The Bachelorette herself called for calm.
“I don’t need him to be online bullied, I can’t stand that,” Angie stated. “I don’t wish him any harm or hate.
“Now he can learn from this, hopefully, just learn to not talk to women like that if you want to make a connection,” she added.
The Bachelorette Australia: who will win?
Angie Kent’s search for love on The Bachelorette Australia is underway, however, rumours are already beginning to swirl about her suitors—including who the eventual winner will be.
Carlin Sterrit, 30, is currently the front runner according to Sportsbet, a surge which occurred after footage of the potential couple’s first meeting was released as part of a trailer.
“He is one good looking sort,” the bachelorette joked after their introduction.
The buff personal trainer’s status as Angie’s favourite - she chose him for the first single date - may be in jeopardy after he dropped a bombshell in episode two: he’s a married man.
The sometime-model/actor revealed that following their 2016 wedding, he and his wife have since separated and are awaiting the finalisation of their divorce.
Other favourites include flower-loving fireproofer Timm, Western Australia-based Glenn and long-haired Ciarran, who’s from the Northern Territory.
Here, Yahoo Lifestyle has compiled everything you need to know about the 20 lucky gents who have a chance at stealing Angie’s heart.
Spoiler alert - we’re also keeping track of which bachelors have been eliminated and those who are still in the running to be Angie’s ‘forever person’ so don’t scroll down if you’re not up-to-date with the latest episode!
Who is still on the show?
Although he’s not interested in dating a vegan, Tom’s ideal woman is still "genuine, caring, adventurous, friendly and kind”.
“From what I’ve seen, Angie appears to have the qualities I am looking for in a woman,” he said.
While his tattoos are intimidating to some, Timm insists he is actually a softie at heart.
“I buy flowers for myself every Sunday," he said, and he even gifted Angie with a bunch of sunflowers - her nan’s favourite bloom - on the red carpet.
Fashioning a bright pink blazer to their first meeting, Scott’s style choice isn’t the only thing to likely catching Angie’s eye.
The 27-year-old is done with short-term flings and is more than ready to settle down—if he finds the right girl.
With a background as a state-level athlete in both rugby and cricket, Niranga is likely used to the competitive environment he’ll be confronted with in the mansion.
While 28 is early for some, Queensland-based engineer insists he’s ready to find his perfect match.
A plumber by trade, Mitch says he friends would describe him as a laid back guy who likes a party—something he’s not ashamed of
“I’m down to earth and easygoing, no hang ups and what you see is what you get,” he said.
Handsome Queenslander Matt is a professional BMX rider and wants a partner who seeks similar adventure.
“Life is about having a good time. I don’t think I could love a girl if they don’t love themselves,” he said.
Priding himself on a stellar sense of humour, 31-year-old tradie, Jesse is looking for a partner with bucketloads of confidence.
“I want a girl who has a drive for success and self-improvement,” he said. “A girl that is attractive but doesn’t know it, is also a turn on.”
Despite being the eldest of the bachelor bunch, 39-year-old Jamie’s antic are set to prove he’s very much young at heart.
This was first shown while arriving in his fireman uniform while carrying a puppy, in an adorable bid to gain Angie’s affection.
When he’s not making some dough in his family’s pie business, 25-year-old Jackson can likely be found watching the footy.
“I’d like to think I’m a really down to earth guy. I’m rough around the edged and don’t pretend to be perfect,” he said.
As a firefighter, Haydn is used to be being surrounded by flames, but potentially not the type he’s after.
Following a difficult patch, the 32-year-old is now ready to settle down with the girl he’s always dreamt of.
A 31, Glenn is keen to find the one after more than a decade on the dating scene, telling producers “love is one of the best things that can happen to you in life”.
The West Australian fridge mechanic will likely become a fast favourite thanks to his family values and sandy blond locks.
An early favourite, ex-army rifleman Ciarran’s long blond locks ensure he’s bound to stand out from the crowd.
Born in Darwin, the 25-year-old Territorian is ready to settle down after being in love once before.
A personal trainer by trade, Sydney-based Carlin has the rig to match what Angie calls his ‘hot diggity damn’.
He also describes himself as 'kind, passionate and confident' so it’s no secret why he’s already become a fan fave.
Despite earning the coveted first single date with Andie - a 24-hour camping trip - things got tense when Carlin revealed he’s actually a married man.
At just 26, Alex has never been in a relationship before but hopes his first love could be Angie.
The Queensland-based landscaper’s ideal woman has a ‘beautiful smile’ and is ‘happy in their own skin’.
A self-described ‘free spirit’, Adam is a 34-year-old free diving instructor from Queensland.
He also has two children from a previous marriage and is looking for a love who’s ‘funny and intelligent’.
Who has been sent home?
Eliminated: episode two
As a local politician in his real life, Jess is likely more prepared than most when it comes to the scrutiny of appearing on reality TV.
But beneath the extroverted career choice, the 36-year-old insists his values remain grounded, telling producers of his ‘drive and purpose in life’.
Eliminated: episode two
As a 36-year-old construction supervisor, Warwick is ready for a life partner to add to his steady career.
He added Angie seems attractive as she "just seems like someone that I would have a laugh with.”
Eliminated: episode two
While 25-year-old Oliver is several years younger than Angie, he is confident their matching, outgoing personalities are bound to result in a dynamic relationship.
“I honestly believe Angie would never have dated anyone like me,” he said.
Eliminated: episode two
At 37, Josh is more than ready to find the right lady—a journey which could start with Angie in tonight’s premiere.
“I believe first impression are important, but love can develop as you get to know someone,” he said.
The Bachelorette Australia airs 7:30 Wednesday and Thursdays on Channel 10.