EXCLUSIVE: Bachelorette reject Richie reveals who he thinks wins Sam’s heart

Fan favourite Richie was sent packing by Sam Frost on an emotional episode of the Bachelorette overnight, however the Perth based heart throb has revealed he has no hard feelings and wishes only the best for the brunette beauty.

Speaking to 1029 Hot Tomato’s Flan & Emily Jade this morning, the 30-year-old tradie revealed how he found it hard opening up on the show, who he believes steals Sam’s heart and answers the most heated rumour going around – Is he going to be the 2016 Bachelor?

When asked by Flan whether Sam ran the whole “it’s not you it’s me” rubbish when walking him out of the house, Richie revealed the 26-year-old bombshell had only nice things to say about him.


“No, not at all! Sam only said really beautiful things to me actually – She said I made her laugh and that we had a really good time together”.

When asked by Emily Jade whether or not he found it hard showing his feelings on the show, the 30-year-old admitted it was what he struggled with the most.

“Throughout the episodes Sam kept saying that you weren’t opening up to her, how can you declare your undying love with about 5 people in the background watching you? Emily Jade asked.

“Yeah that’s something I really struggled with on the show, you try to get intimate but you look just over Sam’s shoulder and there’s seven dudes just standing there looking at you,” Richie joked.

As for the trending #Richie4bachelor2016 hashtag, the man himself declared it was a big decision that he wasn’t going to take lightly.

“Well that’s obviously a huge decision, at the moment I haven’t even considered it, so i’m going to say no at this point!”

When asked the question on everyone’s lips in light of tonight’s much anticipated grand finale, Richie revealed his ‘hot tip’ on who he believes steals Sam’s heart and walks away with the final rose.

“I have a good hot tip for you, Richie revealed to Flan & Emily Jade, “I reckon it could be Mikey, he’s a good looking rooster and hes sporting that real smooth move.”

To find out who Sam has fallen in-love with, tune into the Bachelorette finale at 7.30pm on Channel 10 tonight.

You can catch Flan & Emily Jade for Breakfast on 1029 Hot Tomato every weekday morning from 5am.