Dr Mumbo

Kiis’ time travelling Bachelor text


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In the last 24-hours the Australian entertainment news community has gone a bit nuts about the finale of The Bachelor and the ‘shocking’ news Blake Garvey and his intended Sam Frost have already broken up.

KiisFM’s Kyle and Jackie O were among the first to report the gossip that the pair had already headed for splitsville, with Jackie excitedly citing a text from one of the ‘show’s producers’ claiming it was because Frost was unhappy with Garvey using the same lines on all the girls. Kiis later tweeted a screen shot of the text as proof of its existence.

However, Dr Mumbo couldn’t help but notice that while the broadcast aired at around 7.15am, the screen shot showed the message was received at 7.32am. Dr Mumbo certainly wasn’t aware text time travel was a new feature on the iPhone 6.

A spokeswoman for Kiis told Dr Mumbo it was part of protecting the ‘source’ of the gossip, adding: “The message was sent to Jackie earlier, however for KIIS to post the photo online they needed to put it on a clean message. Otherwise it would have shown the message chain between Jackie and the person who sent it.

“So when the decision was made to post the pic of the message, Jackie sent it to a producer on a fresh text message and that’s what you see online now.”

Well that’s alright then.

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