by Nick Bond, news.com.au
THE latest ousted Bachelor contestant is still causing controversy in the wake of her dramatic exit from the show last night, snubbing Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg in favour of radio heavyweights Kyle and Jackie O.
Speaking on Hit105's Stav, Abby & Matt with Osher show this morning, Gunsberg confirmed that Leah Costa had been held back from the usual round of post-Bachelor media interviews by Ten.
"I honestly don't know (why), I asked that question last night myself. I wanted to get her on the show myself to talk about it," he said.
It appears Costa's media ban didn't extend to Kyle and Jackie O.
It initially proved difficult getting her on the phone - a Kyle and Jackie O producer announced on air that "they'd just had a call from Channel 10, and they're outside her house trying to get a hold of her. She's locked herself away."
Eventually, Costa phoned in to discuss her time on the show with the pair, saying she had difficulty forming a connection with Bachelor Matty J.
"I don't know if it's even him, I think the situation's unreal. How are you meant to find love in the situation? I think the girls that do are a bit desperate; it's a bit sad," she said,
"Honestly, I think I was in love with Matty before I went in, and then I was incredibly disappointed. Everybody's cut and edited a certain way, and Australia's cut and edited to fall in love with Matty."
Costa reserved kinder words for Gunsberg, describing him as "the best person ever. The funniest man with the best, dirtiest sense of humour."
The conversation took an awkward turn as Sandilands went on an extended rant about Gunsberg's weight, claiming he "tapes down his bitch tits." perhaps sensing that she'd be adding insult to injury sitting in on a Gunsberg diss session after snubbing an interview on his radio show, Costa quickly wrapped up the call.
"I have no idea what you guys are talking about any more. I have to run," she said, before hanging up.
Over on Hit105, Gunsberg passionately defended one of this season's more controversial contestants, who left the show last night after her rivals exposed her former job as a topless waitress.
"When you look at those photos (from her topless waitressing days), remember there were 13 men in the room paying for it. There's a transaction going on, and it's useless to shame someone for doing something like that," he said.
"Our first two Bachelors were topless waiters - Tim Robards and Blake Garvey. I'm proud of it!"
The Bachelor continues tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10.