Not keen on playing second fiddle in the spotlight to unlucky-in-love Oetjen and having only applied to be a contestant for fame, the handsome reality star spent weeks playing up to the cameras portraying himself as the perfect match.
On the outside, Radley appeared to have it all – good looks, a stable job in finance with no baggage, having simply joined the show to find the love of his life to share it all with.
And Oetjen was smitten from the start and despite having had her heart broken in the past, she had no doubts that she could put her trust in the 28-year-old bank manager from Melbourne, who she believed was on the show to find love.
“The guy worked in a bank,” says the source.
“Out of everyone on the show, she believed he had the right intentions and that she could trust his word.”
But in truth, Radley had applied for numerous reality shows and was known on set as one of the “most fame-hungry contestants” they had ever met.
“He often called meetings with crew to make sure they knew he was playing the game and was happy to be steered in whichever direction they needed the show to go in,” shares the insider.
“He was amicable and saw himself as part of the team to win ratings.”
But just days before the emotional ending, “He started pushing her away,” says the insider.
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