For the past four weeks, I have been haunted by an article I wrote after we got our first look at two of The Bachelorette contestants.
Ciarran Stott was one of them, and I described his appearance as “the love child of Lucious Malfoy and Austin Powers”.
Looking back now, I regret everything.
If you want to cry… again… Post continues below video.
After the season began, Australia fell in love with the 25-year-old Brit from Darwin because he was funny and kind and funny and vulnerable and funny and happy to smash stereotypes and… I could go on but you get the picture, right?
Then on Thursday night’s episode, our hearts broke. Ciarran’s heart broke. Angie’s heart broke.
I practically arm wrestled my colleague Gemma this morning to be the one to interview Ciarran after his exit, because HE'S THE BEST OKAY.
During filming, Ciarran found out his nan - who he had expressed so much love and admiration for during his single date - had passed away and he made the decision to leave the mansion.