Nick Cummins: Why I couldn't pick a Bachelor winner

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

Nick Cummins has opened up about the moment he knew he had to let Brittany and Sophie down by telling both women they weren’t the one for him in the shock Bachelor finale.

In a preview of his tell-all interview with The Sunday Project, the 30-year-old tells Lisa Wilkinson the realisation he wasn’t in love with either contestant “hit me with a fair bit of a thunderbolt”. 

“It was just like, you know what? Out of respect to these women, if I can’t stand here and say ‘I’m picking her and I love her,’ why would I start something with someone?” he says in the sit-down chat. 

Nick Cummins opens up about his shock Bachelor finale decision on The Sunday Project. Photo: Channel Ten

Another promo for the interview aired earlier this week and showed the Honey Badger left red-faced as Lisa asks him why he took part in the show.

“Going in, I felt like I was almost a boy compared to how I see things now …” Nick says, before Lisa replies: “But you do understand on The Bachelor, you’re meant to be in a place where you’re ready to have a relationship?”

The question clearly leaves Nick feeling sheepish as he blushes and looks at his feet, as he replies: “Umm…”

Nick’s chat with Lisa is the only one he’s given since the show’s conclusion.

Lisa Wilkinson questions the Honey Badger about surprise finale Photo: Channel Ten
Brittany and Sophie are also set to speak out in the interview after they were both dumped by Nick. Photo: Channel Ten

The 30-year-old is currently on a remote Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, conveniently meaning he’s not available for the usual round of post-finale media interviews.

Brittany and Sophie are also shown in the preview, with Brittany admitting: “I don’t understand how we didn’t end up together.”

Now that The Bachelor has wrapped up, The Bachelorette starring Ali Oetjen will kick off next week on Channel Ten – but we’re not sure if anything can top that finale.

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