On Wednesday night’s episode of The Bachelor Australia, for the first time in Bachelor history, rather than send one girl home, Sam Wood gave all three remaining contenders a rose.
“It was tough. So much had been going on leading up to the rose ceremony and I felt like everything was moving way too fast,” Sam, 35, says of walking out of the rose ceremony to take a moment.
“It had gotten to the point where there were five girls with whom I’d built a great relationship and one girl, Rachel, who I’d literally had two conversations with,” Sam explains.
“I was just thinking, ‘It’s not fair to say goodbye to this girl when I haven’t even had a proper chance to get to know her.'”
“It was stressful,” he says shaking his head. “It’s not like I knew who I could call in that situation so I decided to have a chat with Osher. Even then, I was fully expecting him to tell me to toughen up and make a decision.”
Luckily for Sam, Osher encouraged him to make the decision that felt right.
“Osher was great,” Sam says. “He was like, ‘Mate, if that’s what you want to do, let make it happen.’ It was just about putting the brakes on so I could make a fair choice.”
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