Mention the term "villain edit" to any reality TV lover and they'll be all too familiar with its meaning.
In every season of any reality series someone has to be the bad guy or girl.
When it came to Angie Kent's season on The Bachelorette last year, contestant Jamie Doran got a different kind of edit, but one that is arguably – he was portrayed to be the "stage-five clinger".
The 41-year-old then went on to appear in Bachelor In Paradise, a choice that, given how outspoken he had been about his bad edit, left fans wondering why he'd sign on for another season with the franchise.
In a tell-all interview, the first since his 18-month "media ban" has been lifted, Jamie reveals to So Dramatic! exactly why he signed up – and it actually makes a lot of sense.
"They made me sign the Bachelor In Paradise contract before The Bachelorette even aired," Jamie claims.
"I came out thinking I was going to be portrayed like Carlin Sterritt [Angie Kent's final rose recipient].
"I know it's funny when you see the edit, but there were a lot of good times, especially with Angie. It's all on the cutting room floor."
Jamie suggests that had he seen the way he'd been edited before signing a contract, he would have thought twice about a stint in Paradise.
"I flew to Fiji while it was still on air. I flew to Fiji three days after I was sent home from The Bachelorette. It was that quick."
Following his time in Fiji, where he unfortunately didn't find love, Jamie famously filled a lawsuit against Channel 10 and has been trying to convince viewers he's not how he came across on TV.
"What has put me in this position now, and I'm not throwing shade at anyone, I got such a bad edit in The Bachelorette. I feel like I'm now trying to play catch up with the public."
""I'm trying to prove that I'm not a bad guy, I'm not a stage-five clinger, I'm not the villain. I'm not the way they portrayed me. So when people come up and meet me, I want to prove that I'm just a nice guy, and I think that's why I try so hard to talk to people. I probably should just do my two minutes and walk away, but that's why I do eight minutes, because I had such a bad start on the franchise."
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