The Bachelor's Cassandra Wood laughs awkwardly when asked if she's dating Nick ...

She is believed to be secretly dating The Bachelor's Nick Cummins following his split with the show's winning contestant.

And Cassandra Wood - who was sent home in tears on last Thursday's episode - did little to dispel the rumours during a radio appearance on Wednesday.

When asked if she was dating Nick, the 24-year-old accounting student smiled and laughed awkwardly before dismissing the reports as 'fake news'.

Her secret's out! The Bachelor's Cassandra Wood laughed awkwardly and smiled when asked if she's dating Nick Cummins during a radio interview on Wednesday. Pictured on The Bachelor

Her secret's out! The Bachelor's Cassandra Wood laughed awkwardly and smiled when asked if she's dating Nick Cummins during a radio interview on Wednesday. Pictured on The Bachelor

'Umm... there's a lot of fake news and I believe he's with the winner and having a happy life!' said Cassandra, barely able to stifle her laughter.

This rather unconvincing response prompted a radio host Sarah McGilvray to say: 'I don't know if I believe you, look at the smile on your face!'

Funnyman Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald then asked: 'Have you seen him [Nick] since the filming stopped of The Bachelor?'

Chuckling nervously, Cassandra responded: 'Um... yeah, well, out of respect for the winner, we'd never organise to hang out. 

'But we do live on the Northern Beaches [in Sydney] and I have bumped into him but it was just like a "Hi, bye"

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