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Insider lifts the lid on Bachelor Locky Gilbert's rumoured SIX-FIGURE salary

REVEALED: Insider lifts the lid on Bachelor Locky Gilbert's rumoured SIX-FIGURE salary... despite claims he was the network's 'Plan C'

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REVEALED: Insider lifts the lid on Bachelor Locky Gilbert’s rumoured SIX-FIGURE salary… despite claims he was the network’s ‘Plan C’ suitor

The Bachelor Locklan ‘Locky’ Gilbert has confirmed he’s fallen madly in love with his ‘winning’ lady.

And while walking away with a girlfriend is a bonus, Locky is likely to have pocketed a VERY handsome six figure pay packet in the process. 

An industry insider told Hit FM’s Tom and Olly on Friday that the former Survivor star was rumoured to have secured at least $100,000 for the TV role.      

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REVEALED: Insider lifts the lid on Bachelor Locky Gilbert's (pictured) rumoured SIX-FIGURE salary... despite claims he was the network's 'Plan C' suitor

REVEALED: Insider lifts the lid on Bachelor Locky Gilbert’s (pictured) rumoured SIX-FIGURE salary… despite claims he was the network’s ‘Plan C’ suitor 

The source, who went by the name Eliza, speculated with an educated guess: ‘I think it’s probably around the hundred [thousand] mark.’  

‘It’s [a] good [amount] when you’re a nobody and you’re there for three months and you get to hook-up with people!’ she joked, referring to Locky’s figure compared to other well-known stars on the series in the past.

In 2017, The Courier Mail reported that Sophie Monk was rumoured to be making $300,000 on the show, while other insiders claimed Matthew ‘Matty J’ Johnson had earned $200,000 for the 2017 season after his brutal rejection from Georgia Love.

Rugby star Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins was also rumoured to have scored a $250,000 paycheck for his efforts on the series, despite shocking the nation by walking away without choosing a ‘winner’.  

'It's [a] good [amount] when you're a nobody': The insider claimed while Locky is not likely earning as much as some of the other more well-known stars over the years, he was probably stoked to 'hook up with people' and get paid for it

‘It’s [a] good [amount] when you’re a nobody’: The insider claimed while Locky is not likely earning as much as some of the other more well-known stars over the years, he was probably stoked to ‘hook up with people’ and get paid for it

The big bucks: In 2017, The Courier Mail reported that Sophie Monk was rumoured to be making $300,000 on the show

The big bucks: In 2017, The Courier Mail reported that Sophie Monk was rumoured to be making $300,000 on the show 

Take the money and run: Rugby star Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins (pictured) was rumoured to have scored a $250,000 paycheck for his efforts on the series in 2018, despite shocking the nation by not choosing a 'winner'

Take the money and run: Rugby star Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins (pictured) was rumoured to have scored a $250,000 paycheck for his efforts on the series in 2018, despite shocking the nation by not choosing a ‘winner’

Despite the massive six-figure pay day, it was claimed earlier this week that Locky wasn’t actually the network’s first choice as a suitor. 

According to the So Dramatic podcast, a ‘source’ from Channel Ten revealed they had tried a few other handsome lads before settling with Locky.

‘Locky has actually one-upped [plan B Bachelorettes Elly and Becky Miles], because it turns out he is our plan C Bachelor,’ the host said on the podcast.

'Plan C': According to the So Dramatic podcast last week, an alleged source from Channel 10 claimed Locky wasn't the network's first choice for 2020's suitor. Pictured: Locky on Survivor

‘Plan C’: According to the So Dramatic podcast last week, an alleged source from Channel 10 claimed Locky wasn’t the network’s first choice for 2020’s suitor. Pictured: Locky on Survivor

Is she Locky's lady love? As of Sunday morning, Sportsbet was tipping nurse Irena Srbinovska (pctured) to win

Is she Locky’s lady love? As of Sunday morning, Sportsbet was tipping nurse Irena Srbinovska (pctured) to win 

‘I am told from a very reliable Channel 10 source that Locky wasn’t their first choice. 

‘In fact, he wasn’t even their second choice, he was their third choice – aka their last resort because they had no one else and he was basically chucked into the role at the 11th hour.’             

As of Sunday morning, Sportsbet was tipping nurse Irena Srbinovska ($1.65) to win Locky’s heart. TAB has even shorter odds, offering $1.40.

The Bachelor continues on Channel Ten, Wednesday, 7.30pm 

Tune in: The Bachelor continues on Channel Ten, Wednesday, 7.30pm. Pictured with rumoured finalsit Bella Varelis

Tune in: The Bachelor continues on Channel Ten, Wednesday, 7.30pm. Pictured with rumoured finalsit Bella Varelis

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