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Former ‘Bachelor’ Star Tells All On Show’s Fakery, Says Producers Coach Contestants

Mar. 2 2017, Published 6:24 p.m. ET

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Bachelor nation is currently watching Nick Viall fall in love with his future wife, but how real is the reality competition show? A former contestant exclusively reveals to RadarOnline.com how story lines are twisted for ratings.

“Producers do ask leading questions to try to get the answers they’re looking for,” Chanel Forrest, a contestant on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season, told Radar. “But the show is not scripted.”

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But Forrest isn’t the only former contestant who has accused the show of fakery.

Josh Seiter, who appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette, revealed to Radar, “Everyone was fed lines. In one of my testimonials I said, ‘If I don’t get a rose, it will be a blow to my ego.’ Producers forced me to say that!”

Seiter added that producers even controlled his introduction when getting out of the limo.

“I told producers I was just going to give her a hug when I got out of the limo," he said. "They said it was too boring, and I needed to start stripping. We argued about it for five minutes. I'm sure they did something similar to all the other contestants!

In former Bachelor Sean Lowe’s book For The Right Reasons, he revealed how producers pushed him to be the frontrunner early on.

“Traditionally, we try to pick the two guys we think have the best shot ending up with our girl to be the first and last out of the limo,” he was told by producers. “We want you to be first.”

As for Viall’s season, Corinne Olympios’ mother Peri claimed his season has been rigged as well. She said in an interview with ET that the show “enhanced her personality.”

She also told reporters how her daughter was never topless during her pool scene with Viall.

Are you surprised by the show’s fakery? Tell us in the comments!

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