Bachelor viewers have been quick to point out Jimmy Nicholson doesn’t mind a cheeky pash this season, having already locked lips with four women by episode three.
But according to the hunky pilot, he’s been “stitched up” by producers, and never actually kissed more than one contestant in a day.
Speaking to Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa, 31-year-old Jimmy joked that he’s been teased by mates for the “tongue workout” he’s been getting on the show, setting the record straight on what actually went on off screen.
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“Jimmy you are throwing the tongue around very early on in the competition mate,” Fitzy put to the reality star.
Responding with a laugh, Jimmy hit back: “Bear in mind, this is my get out of jail free card, I only ever kissed one girl per day,” explaining, “It looks like there was a lot going on but that was filmed over multiple days alright.”
“So it was only one a day but they’ve put it together in a package?” Fitzy asked.
“Yeah they stitched me up!,” Jimmy exclaimed.
“I’m kissing like three people per episode, getting messages from mates ‘jeez the tongue is getting a bit of a wiggle isn’t it! Sorry Mum!,” he joked.
Of kissing Carlie before the rose ceremony, Jimmy told the radio hosts, “I must admit I never thought I kissed anyone at the cocktail party and I was convinced I didn’t, even last night. Then I watched it back and I was like ‘oh I forgot about that’.”
His admission prompted Fitzy to ask whether he was prone to knocking back a few drinks before heading to the cocktail parties to “calm the nerves”.
“Yeah I’ve had a couple voddy sodas, or maybe a cheeky espresso martini,” he said.