Nonetheless not over Peacock’s The Traitors? Us both — and Arie Luyendyk Jr. is breaking down his relationships together with his costars and the sport’s twists and turns completely with Us Weekly.
“It’s so genuine — how the sport is performed and that’s what I feel makes it so superb as a result of even if you’re doing the interviews and also you’re speaking about, let’s say different castmates or the missions, you’re by no means led by the producers doing the interviews,” the previous Bachelor, 41, defined on Us Weekly’s “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast on Thursday, February 2. “It’s utterly natural and I really feel like that makes it so cool as a result of it truly is all concerning the gameplay.”
Arie, for his half, was a devoted — a part of the group making an attempt to determine who the traitors had been — for almost all of the sport. After traitor Cody Calafiore was banished, the previous ABC star was recruited to affix the traitors.
“I used to be up to now via the sport [at that point],” he advised Us, including that he had already “performed all of the legwork” getting the solid to belief him so he wasn’t certain what to do. “I did waiver a bit bit as a result of I used to be like, ‘If I say no, then I’m greater than seemingly [to be murdered next], however I had the defend, so I used to be like I’ll in all probability will make it via yet one more homicide/banishment, however I’m not going to make it to the tip.’ So then I used to be like, ‘OK I simply have to affix.’”
Arie thought he was going to see Quentin Jiles and Kate Chastain when he accepted the invitation and was “shocked” when he discovered Cirie Fields and Christian De La Torre had been the traitors all alongside.
“I used to be like, ‘OK, that is loopy.’ I had by no means even suspected Christian or Cirie so I used to be like, ‘We’re undoubtedly making it to the tip.’ As a result of if I didn’t suspect them, then the individuals closest to me haven’t both,” he continued. “So I’m like, ‘Dang, that is gonna be nice.’ After which, you realize, Christian I really feel like made an enormous error the following day after which it was simply form of like, ‘Shoot, ought to we banish Christian?’ … If he would’ve simply saved it cool, I really feel like Christian and I in all probability might have made it to the tip and found out both win with Cirie or not less than get Cirie out or one thing. I feel that may’ve been the way in which to go. However that’s how the playing cards fell.”
After Christian was banished, Arie believes Cirie needed to safe alone time with Quentin and Andie Vanacore in the course of the closing mission.
“For me when all of it form of went sideways was the final mission. We flew within the helicopter and simply talking with Cirie, we needed to do a swim take a look at to see if we had been able to finishing the final mission. On our down day, all of us did a swim take a look at and Cirie was like, ‘Yeah, I can’t actually swim. You realize, I can swim, however I’m not gonna be the perfect at swimming.’ And he or she knew that Quentin couldn’t swim, so I really feel like her gameplay was to ensure that she was with Quentin and Andie in the long run,” he defined. “So once we break up up on that final mission, that was form of a pivotal second. I used to be with Kate all day after which we went to banishment and Kate received banished. So I misplaced no matter leverage I had as a result of she was gone. After which I additionally hadn’t spent the entire day with the opposite two contestants. Primarily [Cirie] had been of their ear all day. So I used to be like, ‘Oh, that is unhealthy.’”
When it was all the way down to the ultimate 4, Cirie uncovered Arie as a traitor.
“She made it not about who was a devoted or who was a traitor, she made it about who wanted the cash extra and that modified the sport,” Arie advised Us. “It modified it from a recreation to love, ‘OK, we’re speaking about cash.’ That’s what it grew to become about. Which, actually, I didn’t like. It was very dangerous of her to do what she did as a result of I might have blew up the complete recreation on the finish and simply threw her below the bus. However I simply felt like, ‘OK, I wish to respect the sport.’”
Earlier than he walked away, Arie advised Us that he dropped three clues for Quentin and Andie to query Cirie — however they didn’t take the bait.
“At coronary heart, [I felt like] I used to be nonetheless a devoted as a result of I’d been a devoted for therefore lengthy that I used to be like, ‘Dang, I’ve trusted you. I’ve by no means double-crossed you. I’ve by no means double-crossed anybody in the complete recreation.’ After which she did that to me and I used to be like, ‘Sure, you do want the cash greater than me, however you realize what, I guess you Andie might use the cash and Quentin might use the cash too,’” he stated. “[My first clue was] I didn’t say congratulations, I stated ‘good luck’ on my goodbye. [My second clue was] I solely hugged Quentin and Andie and I didn’t hug Cirie. After which I additionally stated that I used to be recruited very late, which form of tipped [them off], like, ‘Hey, there might be any person left.’”
Ultimately, Cirie took residence the $250,000 prize all to herself.
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