Lee Thompson warns reality TV contestants: ‘You won’t know that you’ve sold your soul to the devil’

  • Lee Thompson, who appeared in the initially period of The Bachelor SA, is set to launch an explosive convey to-all book about his knowledge on the reality Television courting present. 
  • Speaking to Channel24, he claims that he will be revealing “every thing that occurred that nobody is familiar with about, but everyone would like to hear.”
  • According to the previous expert rugby player, he was manipulated by producers of the present and “performed like a fiddle.” 

In an explosive convey to-all book titled The Reality Behind The Rose, Lee Thompson will spill guiding-the-scenes strategies about The Bachelor SA and the emotional toll it took on his psychological perfectly-currently being. 

M-Net (DStv one hundred and one) and the Rapid Blue creation enterprise picked Lee Thompson as South Africa’s initially Bachelor in 2018 for the initially period of The Bachelor SA, which aired in 2019. A 2nd period of The Bachelor SA adopted in 2020 with Marc Buckner, and Qiniso van Damme’s look for for adore continues on The Bachelorette SA, currently airing on the channel.

Speaking to Channel24, Lee claims: “The autobiography is obviously a lot far more about my existence and my childhood, my sporting occupation, my past interactions and then generally it will aim on The Bachelor SA and the manipulation and persuasions that go on guiding-the-scenes that folks don’t know about and how they re-edit issues to portray you in a particular way and the lies that have been instructed.” 

“I experience that folks require to know, and I am not heading to stand again and enable it materialize because it brought on a lot of concerns, and I want folks to know, and I experience that they require to know, and they want to know,” he claims. “It is really not heading to be a book about what folks want to see or what they have observed in advance of – it can be stuff that’s heading to be contacting out a lot of folks and sharing the reality and showing what they can do and what is actually wrong and I want folks to know the reality,” he claims. 

Lee claims: “You will find been no book that’s been created like this, even in the United States. This is definitely contacting folks out and sharing the complete reality about the present and my existence and what occurred just after the present”.

ALSO Browse | ‘Final day of filming just about did not happen’ – Lee Thompson drops key teaser from future convey to-all

According to Lee, he has gained a new standpoint on the activities that transpired just after re-watching the series, saying: “I do see it differently now just after watching the present now when compared to a few of decades ago –  it can be like I see it totally differently and I realise how oblivious I was.”

About who he thinks manipulated him, Lee claims: “Sure, folks from M-Net have been culprits, and the creation enterprise Rapid Blue and obviously particular folks inside of individuals corporations had a lot far more to do with it, and I will be naming them – I know accurately who they are. Some of them undoubtedly performed me like a fiddle.” 

On information to folks entering reality shows and what they should keep in mind, Lee claims: “They require to be informed that it can be not generally about what they want – it can be about what is actually heading to make viewership and numbers. Ratings.” “It is really a reality present, so it can be your existence, and they can from time to time mess with that,” he provides. 

“Individuals just require to be informed of that and also the psychological overall health concerns and any other concerns that could arrive up post-present that could be challenging or that you struggle to manage. Individuals choose issues differently.”

“Individuals entering reality shows will never know that you have bought your soul to the devil until you indicator that paper and are in there, and that’s what folks require to realise,” he claims. 

After obtaining created his book, Lee claims: “I experience relieved a little bit. It is really a body weight off my shoulder. I experience relieved. I experience potent.”

About statements of deception and manipulation on the set of The Bachelor SA made by Lee, M-Net claims: “All reality shows are directed to control the quality of creation and not the manipulation of consequence. Qualified assistance is available to all contestants who choose section in our reality shows. This is finished for the duration of the creation and on offer just after the present has wrapped up. We loved doing work with Lee Thompson, and we desire him perfectly in all his endeavours.” 

ALSO Browse | Lee Thompson just about stopped writing convey to-all book: ‘It has been hard emotionally’