Is new Bachelorette star Damien Stone only in it for the fame? Property developer already has a string of reality star pals – and is rumoured to be dating ex-Bachelor babe Paige Royal
The new season of The Bachelorette is set to premiere on Wednesday night on Channel 10.
But as Elly and Becky Miles begin their hunt for love, rumours have began to swirl about the contestants – and it appears not all may be there for the right reasons.
Property valuer Damien Stone is one such suitor, whose link with tons of reality stars – and even a rumour he’s dating ex-Bachelor babe Paige Royal – have set off alarm bells that he may have joined the show for clout, rather than romance.
Spoiler! Property valuer Damien Stone (right) is a top contender on The Bachelorette starring Elly and Becky Miles. Pictured with best friend, Love Island star Todd Elton (left)
Damien is reportedly best friends with Love Island star Todd Elton, 26, who appeared on season two of Love Island Australia.
Damien regularly fraternises with stars from Todd’s series, including Cartier Surjan, Jessie Wynter, Blake Williamson and winners Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham.
The pals have been spotted going to a string of festivals and events together, so it would come as no surprise if Damien would want a slice of the reality life himself.
Reality TV haven! Damien regularly fraternises with stars from Todd’s Love Island series, including Cartier Surjan, Jessie Wynter, Blake Williamson and winners Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham
Rubbing shoulders with the stars! Damien is already close pals with a whole host of reality stars. (Pictured L-R Damien, Blake Williamson, Todd Elton and Jessie Wynter of Love Island fame)
Friends for life! Damien isn’t shy about sharing snaps with his celebrity pals. Pictured with Todd and Love Island’s Cartier Surjan (right)
Not only that, but rumours have emerged that he could be dating former Bachelor babe Paige Royal, who failed to win Locky Gilbert’s heart in the 2020 season.
Daily Mail Australia have contacted Damien and Paige for further comment.
According to a well-placed source, Damien, who only recently returned to social media after a weeks-long blackout, ‘makes it pretty close to the end’.
Rumours: It’s also been reported that Damien may be dating former Bachelor star Paige Royal (pictured), who was very rapidly dumped by Locky Gilbert
Other contestants on The Bachelorette, include rugby player Joe Woodbury and café owner Pete Mann.
Channel 10 announced in July that sisters Elly and Becky would be looking for love on the show together, in a world-first for the dating franchise.
Elly, 25, was a popular contestant on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor last year, while Becky, 30, is new to television.
Sister act: Channel 10 announced in July that sisters Elly (left) and Becky Miles (right) would be looking for love on the show together, in a world first for the dating franchise