When The Bachelor South Africa first debuted in 2019, South African women were enamoured with the former rugby player that flashed across their screens.
Lee Thompson was a self-described entrepreneur and SA’s first Bachelor contestant. Viewers couldn’t get enough of the sophisticated and devilishly handsome man that seemed to woo the 24 beautiful women that were all vying for his affection.
However, news media outlets have been reporting that Thompson is now living on the streets.
M-Net has responded to the “sad reality” of The Bachelor South Africa star Lee Thompson found living on the streets of Cape Town.
On Friday, Huisgenoot and YOU magazine, in a jaw-dropping story with shocking photos, reported that South Africa’s very first Bachelor SA star is now apparently homeless in Cape Town, reports News24.
On Saturday, in a statement M-Net told News24: “Our performers are at the heart of who we are as storytellers. We are aware that the entertainment industry can be overwhelming for some. The readjustment back to everyday life once a show is wrapped is taken very seriously. As such, working with our producers, we ensure that we give our stars robust support and tools to help them reintegrate back into society, and this has helped many to resume their lives successfully.”
Furthermore, M-net also stated that the sad reality is that not all manage to do so sustainably, with some subsequently falling into unfavourable circumstances years after the end of their association with their shows.
Thompson has still not responded to any of the latest revelations.