Former Bachelor stars reveal the truth about the 'scripted' reality series

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Former Bachelor stars Rachael Gouvignon and have revealed some shocking secrets about the dating franchise on their new podcast, Keep It Real.

Rachael, who came fourth on Richie Strahan's season of The Bachelor in 2016, said the handsome tradesman was 'robotic' and acted like a different person when the cameras were rolling.

The 35-year-old had expecting Richie to be 'confident and natural' on camera because of his experience filming The Bachelorette with Sam Frost, but the reality was very different.

Keeping it real! Former Bachelor stars Tiffany Scanlon (L) and Rachael Gouvignon (R) have revealed some shocking secrets about the reality TV franchise on their new podcast

Keeping it real! Former Bachelor stars (L) and Rachael Gouvignon (R) have revealed some shocking secrets about the reality TV franchise on their new podcast

'At times I felt like I was talking to a robot and he wasn't himself,' she said.

'He was talking for the camera, it was all for the camera,' she added. 'Then when the cameras were off, oh my gosh, he was a different person.

'That's where I grew my connection, off camera. He was just himself, like his shoulders would relax and he'd breathe.'

'It was all for the camera': Rachael, who came fourth on Richie Strahan's season of The Bachelor in 2016, said that the handsome tradie wasn't himself when the cameras were rolling

'It was all for the camera': Rachael, who came fourth on Richie Strahan's season of The Bachelor in 2016, said that the handsome tradie wasn't himself when the cameras were rolling

Rachael said she was surprised that even after two-and-a-half months of filming everyday, Richie still 'wasn't in the moment' when they were together. 

Tiffany, who appeared on the same season of The Bachelor, backed up Rachael's assessment of Richie's behaviour.

'I thought that he was being told what to say,' said Tiffany. 'I always thought that it was really scripted.'

'He was talking for the camera': Rachael said that she was shocked that even after months of constant filming every day, Richie still 'wasn't in the moment' when they were together

'He was talking for the camera': Rachael said that she was shocked that even after months of constant filming every day, Richie still 'wasn't in the moment' when they were together

'I thought that he was being told what to say': Tiffany, who also appeared on Richie's season, backed up Rachael's assessment of the former Bachelor and said he seemed 'scripted'

'I thought that he was being told what to say': Tiffany, who also appeared on Richie's season, backed up Rachael's

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