The Bachelorette winner Carlin Sterritt has slammed claims he was ‘fake’ on the show and that his short-lived romance with Angie Kent was a sham.
Speaking on the Secret Weapon podcast earlier this week, the 30-year-old personal trainer furiously denied rumours he wasn’t genuine.
‘If I was to go on that show and pretend to be someone I wasn’t, it just wouldn’t be sustainable. Angie is a real person and a good judge of character,’ he said.
Rebuttal: The Bachelorette winner Carlin Sterritt (left) has slammed claims he was ‘fake’ on the show and that his short-lived romance with Angie Kent (right) was a sham
Carlin explained that the pair dated for 10 months after filming the show – which is an awfully long time for two people ‘faking’ a relationship.
‘So for people to even say what they had said, that he is faking it and stuff… well, no,’ he said.
‘You can’t go that long faking who you are as a person. Some people might be able to. But I don’t have that capacity.’
Truth: ‘We were dating for 10 months after the show. So for people to even say what they had said, that he is faking it and stuff… well, no,’ he said. Pictured: (R) Angie Kent
Elsewhere in the podcast, Carlin confessed it was ‘difficult’ watching Angie build connections with the other men on The Bachelorette.
He was particularly upset when viewers inundated him with messages on Instagram after the finale, saying that Timm Hanly should have won instead.
Angie and Carlin confirmed their split more than a month ago, following weeks of speculation they had secretly called it quits.
Competitor: He added he found it particularly difficult to be inundated with messages that Timm Hanly (pictured) should have been the winner of the show
‘We have not wanted to confirm until this point because there have been much bigger issues going on in the world and we’ve both been taking space to think about what we really want,’ Angie told her Instagram followers on July 1.
She added: ‘Matters of the heart are extremely difficult and I’m sad to say that Carlin and I have broken up.’
The former Gogglebox star admitted there had been ‘a lot of speculation and rumours about the status of my relationship with Carlin’, and apologised to fans who were invested in their romance.
Over: Carlin explained he had troubles with self-worth earlier in the podcast, adding while he was strong in the house it did affect his mental state
‘I appreciate everyone’s concern and the investment that many of you made into the show and our story, but this is real life and we both need privacy and time to heal,’ she added.
‘I just want to put the rumours to bed and to clarify so that questions stop.
‘Please remember we are both human beings like everyone else, so be kind if you do choose to leave comments or messages. Words can be very hurtful – and compound already very difficult times.’
Moving on: Angie and Carlin announced their split on July 1