"I genuinely had no idea Jess was gonna write stay," he said.
"We had a talk at the airport [while returning from the homestays] and she told me she was gonna write 'leave'. What a surprise. Another lie."
Apparently Jess' decision to leave pretty much was sealed when they started sleeping separately.
"We didn't talk at all after she made that decision," Mick remarked.
"At that stage I was in a separate room as per my request to get away from old mate. From the dinner party onward I tried to avoid her like the plague."
We all know why Jess ended up staying: To explore things with Dan.
"At Wednesday night's dinner party, I said to Dan, 'I want to go home. Like, I'm so ready to go home. I don't want to be here anymore. Do you want me to write stay or do you want me to write leave?'" she recounted.
"And that's when Dan said he wanted me to write 'stay' and, look, at the time I didn't even think about anyone's feelings. I just did what I felt was right for me in that moment. A lot of people are going to have a say on that, I'm sure. I can't deny what I did and I'm happy that I did it."