Locky and Brooke famously dated for a few months during the filming of Australian Survivor: All Stars, however the pair sadly called it quits shortly after filming citing distance (Locky lives in Perth, while Brooke is based in Melbourne) as the factor for their split.
And while many fans couldn’t contain their excitement at the news that Locky is set to be the next Bachie, many took to social media to ask: What abut Brooke?
Brooke actually replied to one – with the cryptic wilted rose emoji. She also replied to another with this:
She also posted a picture of the pair, just hours before Locky’s announcement.
"Thank you for being my ride or die and the greatest big manly blanket I could have asked for 😔❤️ @locklangilbert #survivorau," she wrote.
Even Brooke's Instagram followers were confused by the photo.
"So does this mean you're going to be on The Bachelor? Because you could totally take those girls down 💪🏻💪🏻," one fan wrote, while another asked, "Are you guys a couple?"
A third person comment: "So, now you enter the Bachelor and win his heart again and complete the love story we all want to see?"
When asked about his relationship with Brooke just hours after being announced as the new Bachie, Locky has this to say:
"Yeah um, Brooke's an amazing girl, but the thing is, it was filmed like five months ago," he told KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O show on Wednesday morning.
"So, it was quite a while ago and on the show you just want to have that person that you can fully trust, and like, if you don't you can kind of lose your mind out there. So, me and Brooke just connected, we had lots to talk about. I think that really helped me in the game."