Channel Ten’s financial woes were not the only headache plaguing network executives this week, as a high-level hunt commenced to find out how, or even more disturbingly, who was leaking critically sensitive information about the network’s hit Bachelor series.
Last month PS revealed two Sydney paparazzos, Jonathan Marshall and Liam Mendes, had landed in hot water in Thailand after falling foul of local authorities who had been alerted to their presence on the set of the upcoming Bachelor finale, being shot on Yao Yai island.
While the production company, Warner Bros Television, was confident no images, which could potentially have spoilt the show’s finale, existed, having gone through the pair’s computers and cameras and returned the equipment, sans memory cards, their confidence was short-lived.
Soon after it emerged images and information were being offered to media outlets, despite the search in Thailand.
Last week, the NSW Supreme Court made orders that prohibited the publication of anything that directly or indirectly identified the top four, the top two and the finalist of season five of the Bachelor, which will air later this year.