Osher was the first to get involved.
"Both Richie & Alex were comfortable with it. And don't forget as part of our Duty of Care, they both have access to Mental Health professionals before, during & after production," he said to one fan.
He also tweeted, "Out of respect to the audience, and out of respect to Rich and Alex. We're showing this with no cuts."
A Network 10 spokesperson has now released the following statement: “Alex and Richie’s reunion conversation was an organic moment that was not prompted by show producers. To be faithful to this moment, 10 made the decision to show the conversation unedited and in full, with the aim of delivering an impartial retelling.”
“It is a common grievance of reality television stars that footage is heavily edited, contrived or manipulated. Given that this was the first time Alex and Richie had seen each other since their break-up, producers felt it was essential to film and broadcast their reunion in its entirety. “Both Alex and Richie were comfortable with this. It aired unedited, uncensored and as a split screen enabling viewers to get a feel first hand for what they had both been through and what they had to say. By the end of the conversation, they both felt relieved and happy.
“As part of the show’s duty of care, all Bachelor In Paradise cast have full access to mental health professionals as well as support from the Warner Bros. Australia and Network 10 teams.”