When it comes to casting Bachelor Pad, producers are looking for one thing and one thing only: ratings gold. And who better to bring in million and millions of viewers than one of the most controversial couples in the franchise’s history? Of course, we’re talking about Bachelor alum Ben Flajnik and his fiancée Courtney Robertson.
Now, Wetpaint Entertainment can exclusively reveal that both Ben and Courtney were asked to appear on Bachelor Pad 3, which starts shooting next week. “They wanted them together, as a couple,” a show insider confirms. “The producers worked them really hard. They knew getting Ben and Courtney would add a huge dose of sex appeal and controversy to the show.”
Will they do it? Sorry to disappoint you, but we’re told no way, no how. “They said no,” the insider confirms. “Ben and Courtney were both in firm agreement. Neither of them was happy with the way The Bachelor was edited to make it look like Courtney was this huge villain and Ben was a fool for falling for her.” The source adds, “Neither one of them wanted to take the risk they’d get the same treatment on Bachelor Pad. No amount of money was worth it to them.”
Only hours ago, Courtney confirmed our report, tweeting “Nope” to a fan who asked if she was doing the show. Today, Ben tweeted that he has no plans of returning to the small screen for Bachelor Pad 3."Not in a million years," he said. Looks like Courtney and Ben prefer to keep their still-new romance far away from the spotlight!