Is The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen being trolled by her own network?
That was the question being asked on Thursday’s Kyle and Jackie O Show after the team recalled an unfortunate incident at the previous night’s Upfronts presentation.
Producers Peter Deppeler and Sonia Jahshan attended the industry event and revealed that Ali, 32, was positioned onstage in awkward proximity to a staircase.
Is Ali Oetjen being trolled by her own network? The Bachelorette star awkwardly posed by a staircase at Ten’s Upfronts event on Wednesday… after THAT cheating scandal
Fans of The Bachelorette will of course recall that Ali was previously accused of cheating on her ex-boyfriend Grant Kemp on his staircase.
‘I actually saw her last night at the Channel Ten event… she was on the staircase at the presentation!’ Pete said, adding that he took a photo of the embarrassing moment.
Sonia added: ‘She was singing with Osher [Günsberg, The Bachelorette’s host], they did this big number. Me and Pete were cracking up because she was on a staircase!’
How unfortunate! Fans of The Bachelorette will of course recall that Ali (left) was previously accused of cheating on her ex-boyfriend Grant Kemp (right) on his staircase. Pictured on Bachelor In Paradise
Host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson sounded gobsmacked, asking: ‘What are they doing?’
The program’s guest, journalist James Weir, even suggested that Ali was being ‘trolled by her own network’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Network Ten for comment.
It’s not the first time Network Ten has been accused of subtly mocking Ali over her cheating scandal.
In September, the first trailer for The Bachelorette was released and it seemingly contained several references to her past.
Embarrassingly, a staircase was featured prominently in the set design and a male dancer was also shown carrying a ‘Mr Cheater’ sign.
Ali allegedly cheated on her ex-boyfriend Grant Kemp – who she met on Bachelor in Paradise – while she was visiting him in Los Angeles in March.
The American firefighter later recalled the incident in graphic detail on KIIS FM.
‘I had left to go and find my friends. I came back inside and [a man] was going down on her on my stairs. So I kicked her out of my house that night,’ he said in May.
Ali has described Grant’s accusations as ‘horrible’ but has never denied them.
Hours before The Bachelorette premiere last month, Daily Mail Australia published a series of bombshell texts that seemingly proved Grant’s version of events.
In the texts, Ali apologised for her behaviour and begged for forgiveness.
Grant wrote: ‘I can’t even walk up those f**king stairs again without thinking of that. So f**k no, not seeing u’.
Ali replied: ‘I wasn’t even functioning babe, there’s no excuses! And I understand we’re over but we should talk’.
If those stairs could talk! Pictured is the staircase at Grant’s LA home where Ali allegedly engaged in a sex with another man