By Emma Shepherd For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:51 BST, 11 April 2019 | Updated: 02:40 BST, 11 April 2019
James Trethewie has been plagued by rumours that he dumped his girlfriend Alice Summers so he could appear on this season of Bachelor In Paradise.
But the 33-year-old Bachelorette star has since shut down the claims, vehemently denying that the couple's split had anything to do with going on the reality series.
'I didn’t break up with my girlfriend to go on the show,' James told WHO magazine on Thursday.
Setting the record straight: Bachelor in Paradise's James Trethewie, 33, (pictured) has denied he split from ex-girlfriend Alice Summers so he could appear on the reality series
'We split up in May or June but it was only reported in September,' he added.
The financial adviser explained that at the time of their break-up, he didn't feel it was necessary to share the news with the public.
'Unlike other people, I didn't feel the need to do a public announcement about my break-up. I like to keep things pretty private,' James said.
'We split up in May or June but it was only reported in September,' James told Who magazine on