If you enjoyed The Bachelor South Africa’s first season, you’re in for a treat as Lee Thompson is penning an explosive tell-all book highlighting some insider secrets while shedding a light on his failed relationship with ‘winner’ Gina Myers and a few of the other girls in the house.
Lee famously fell in love with two women during the two-month filming process and after a two-year healing process, the reality star is claiming that he was deceived, lied to and manipulated during his stint on the series.
Lee says he battled with mental health issues after the show, which affected his businesses and his love life and seeked professional advice to help him move on.
“I’d like to share my full life story with the world and sum it up into one book,” Lee tells us. “I feel that a lot of people want to know more about me and the show. I have a lot that I want share with the world in detail – the good, the bad and the ugly.”
Lee says watching the series back, he would have made a number of different decisions. “After watching the show and learning a lot more about what went on behind the scenes and about the ladies I would have made different choices in terms of the women I selected,” he says. “There were numerous occasions where I was manipulated by production into keeping certain women in the show that I wanted out.”
The upcoming book is set to explore Lee’s childhood ups and downs to previous relationships, family life, school days and business ventures but will, of course, mostly focus on his time on the world-famous reality show. “The book will also focus a lot about the show- the good times as well as the deception, manipulation and lies that went on. I’ll be speaking about some of the women in the book as well. Putting a lot of the false rumours to bed. My book will take this huge weight off my shoulders which I’ve been carrying around for some time now.”
Luckily, Lee has managed to move on and has found love with a woman who has asked to stay away from being in the public eye. “I think this says so much about her. She is doctor and specialises in Ophthalmology,” Lee explains.
The two had since gotten a puppy and they couldn’t be happier. “She is the most adorable puppy and we love her very much. She’s always happy to see us and she puts a smile on our faces. I must admit, I did just arrive home one day with her to surprise my girlfriend with the new puppy. I was in the dog box at first but that only lasted a day,” Lee continues.
A release date for the book is still unknown.