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Brittany Hockley reveals the battle to say yes to Bachelor In Paradise

‘I wasn’t mentally ready’: Bachelor In Paradise star Brittany Hockley reveals why she changed her mind to return to the dating franchise

Brittany Hockley was heartbroken after being brutally dumped by Bachelor Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins during his infamous ‘no winner’ season in 2018.

And The Bachelor star says her experience on the dating show immediately made her say ‘no’ to a role in Bachelor In Paradise … at first.

To talk with News.com.au on Sunday, the 32-year-old said, “I said no until the last minute, you could possibly say yes.”

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'I wasn't mentally ready to deal with that again': Bachelor In Paradise star Brittany Hockley revealed why she changed her mind to return to the dating franchise after her heartbreaking finale with Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins (right) in 2018

‘I wasn’t mentally ready to deal with that again’: Bachelor In Paradise star Brittany Hockley revealed why she changed her mind to return to the dating franchise after her heartbreaking finale with Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins (right) in 2018

Brittany, who is also a podcast host and actor, claimed she didn’t feel she was vulnerable again on national TV so soon.

“I was absolutely not prepared to deal with that again, I just wasn’t interested,” she admitted.

However, Brittany said a few words of advice from her sister about finding love and being herself helped her reconsider.

“I think I felt like my personality was a little demure in The Bachelor, I don’t think people really got to see who I was,” she said of her decision to rejoin the franchise.

'I don't think people really saw who I was': Brittany chose to appear on BIP to show viewers the 'real' hair and the chance to find love again

'I don't think people really saw who I was': Brittany chose to appear on BIP to show viewers the 'real' hair and the chance to find love again

‘I don’t think people really saw who I was’: Brittany chose to appear on BIP to show viewers the ‘real’ hair and the chance to find love again

Surprise Couple: Brittany Hockley and Timm Hanly's romance has been revealed in trailers for Bachelor in Paradise

Surprise Couple: Brittany Hockley and Timm Hanly's romance has been revealed in trailers for Bachelor in Paradise

Surprise Couple: Brittany Hockley and Timm Hanly’s romance has been revealed in trailers for Bachelor in Paradise

On trailers for Bachelor In Paradise, there seems to be a romance between Brittany and Timm Hanly, the runner-up to Angie Kent’s season of The Bachelorette.

The couple are shown kissing in a bathtub, after which Brittany confesses, “He really surprised me. [There’s] something about him that i want to know more. ‘

And it seems that Brittany could be in the middle of a love triangle with Timm and his former Bachelorette co-star Ciarran Stott.

'He really surprised me': things got even tougher later in the trailer when the couple were shown crying in a bathtub

'He really surprised me': things got even tougher later in the trailer when the couple were shown crying in a bathtub

‘He really surprised me’: things got even tougher later in the trailer when the couple were shown crying in a bathtub

Triangle? In another trailer for Bachelor in Paradise, Brittany seems to kiss Ciarran Stott as she floats on a surfboard in the ocean

Triangle? In another trailer for Bachelor in Paradise, Brittany seems to kiss Ciarran Stott as she floats on a surfboard in the ocean

Triangle? In another trailer for Bachelor in Paradise, Brittany seems to kiss Ciarran Stott as she floats on a surfboard in the ocean

In another trailer, Brittany seems to kiss Ciarran passionately while floating on a surfboard in the ocean.

The show was filmed at the Mango Bay Resort in Fiji during November and December, meaning production was unaffected by the corona virus pandemic.

Bachelor In Paradise premieres on Wednesday July 15 from 7:30 PM on Channel 10

Coming soon! Bachelor In Paradise premieres July 15 from 7:30 p.m. on Channel 10

Coming soon! Bachelor In Paradise premieres July 15 from 7:30 p.m. on Channel 10

Coming soon! Bachelor In Paradise premieres July 15 from 7:30 p.m. on Channel 10

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