It has been common knowledge to the public that The Bachelorette's front runner Charlie Newling had a "secret son".
Now Ali Oetjen's booted love interest says it was the producers who told him not to say anything.
On Friday, Charlie chatted to The Daily Telegraph telling them, "Everyone knew from day dot that I had a child when I auditioned.
"There was a process in place to tell Ali but it was shut down by production every time I was going to tell her."
He confessed, "If I had stayed on the show, I had a letter written that I was going to give her explaining why I'd waited so long, but it never came out."
The booted star is now with another Bachie beauty - Dasha Gaivoronski, 32.
The pair dropped by KIIS FM, with Dasha gushing, "Charlie seems kind of like my soul mate..."