By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:11 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 04:23 BST, 9 September 2020
The Bachelor have teased an explosive falling out between friends and frontrunners Bella Varelis and Irena Srbinovska this week.
Marketing manager Bella, 25, will declare her friendship is 'over' with nurse Irena, 31, due to a lack of trust at an upcoming cocktail party.
While the rivalry between the once-wholesome duo reaches a fever pitch, it's believed the bitter feud also forces the ladies in the mansion to 'choose sides'.
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The Bachelor EXCLUSIVE: Irena Srbinovska (left) was 'isolated by rivals' in the mansion after stars were forced to 'choose sides' in feud with Bella Varelis (right). Pictured in happier times
This week, the remaining women return to The Bachelor mansion after production was temporarily suspended in March due to the escalating pandemic.
During the 'Love In Lockdown' episodes, it became evident that some contestants had more contact with Bachelor Locklan 'Locky' Gilbert than others.
A source close to Irena told Daily Mail Australia that following her return to the show she was iced out and isolated by the remaining group of women.
'Basically everyone turned their backs on her after her fight with Bella. She didn't really have anyone to talk to,' they said.
The insider claimed Irena leant on intruder Kaitlyn Hoppe for support,