'I am looking for something with longevity and meaning': The claws come out on The Bachelor as Spencer sends home two girls
23:04 GMT, 13 July 2012
The claws are well and truly out on The Bachelor.
Two girls were were sent home by Spencer Matthews on tonight's episode, one via the usual red rose (or lack thereof) route and the other quite unceremoniously.
Rachel, 21, was dumped from the show quite early in proceedings, when Spencer invited her and Chloe, 25 for a cruise and cocktails in St Tropez.
Battle of the blondes: Two girls were sent home on The Bachelor tonight, Rachel and Geneva
I'm on a boat, brooding: Spencer Matthews had to send one girl packing early in the show
After spending just a day jet skiing with both, he was forced to send one girl home on the spot.
Rachel was the unlucky one, and felt robbed after she held back a piece of information about Chloe she felt would turn Spencer off her.
Chloe works as a lap dancer at a strip club in London. During cocktails and conversation with both, Spencer asked Rachel if she fancied him. 'I can't keep someone in this process if you don't,' he explained 'I do fancy you,' Rachel said.
Three's a crowd: He invited Rachel and Chloe to join him for a cruise and jet skiing in St Tropez
'Do you fancy me' Both girls got to spend some alone time with Spencer
But when Spencer spoke to Chloe, she failed to tell him about her profession. 'It didn't come up in the conversation,' she reasoned.
When it came to giving out the rose, Spencer told the girls: 'You guys know this is really hard for me. I've had to trust my instincts. But I do feel as though i have to give the rose to someone that I would like something to develop with in a romantic sense. And that someone is Chloe.
Rachel was incensed, and angry with herself that she kept Chloe's secret when she didn't have the courage to tell Spencer herself. In spite, she told Spencer afterwards: 'I didn't want to be malicious or say anything about the other girls, but I just want to say, you should be careful.
'It didn't come up': But Chloe failed to reveal to Spencer her secret, that she is a lap dancer
That's got to hurt: Unaware that she was keeping secrets, Spencer chose Chloe over Rachel
'You better watch out for her': Furious, Rachel told Spencer that Chloe was keeping secrets from him
'I was put in a position today where I could have told you something about Chloe, but I chose not to. But you will find out something about her.'
Spencer was unimpressed with Rachel's words, saying afterwards he felt the move was not gracious.
But once the rose was safely in her hands, Chloe felt she could tell Spencer the truth about her lap dancing.
Surprise! Chloe eventually told Spencer the truth, and he appeared to take it well, but later admitted he was shocked
Race to the man: The next day, the girls were split into two groups to compete in a race to win a picnic with Spencer
It's neck and neck! The girls battled hard
Spencer appeared to take the news well, saying it didn't bother him at all and that it's just a job.
'Lots of people do jobs they don't want to because they need the money,' he said. 'I understand.'
Chloe was relieved by his reaction, but Spencer later revealed in private that he was shocked, and that he felt that the dynamic had changed between them. 'It's a shame because she is a really sweet girl,' he said.
The next day, half of the girls were invited to race rafts in Provence, to win a lunch with Spencer.
They were divided into two teams, with Helen and Jessica leading. Jessica's team won the race by 15 minutes, and the girls settled in to enjoy a picnic with the Bachelor. He
spent time chatting with each girl, and seemed a little put out by
Geneva, who he couldn't figure out whether she liked him or not.
What a lovely day for a picnic: The victors lunched on the beach with Spencer
'I don't know if she even likes me': Spencer struggled to connect with Geneva
Later, Danielle, Marissa and Aisha got to go on a hike in the French Alps with Spencer before staying the night in a log cabin.
'It's dangerous here, it's very cosy,' said Marissa. 'Tonight will be the perfect night to heal my sexual depression,' she said.
They played games, before starting truth or dare. Spencer was forced to passionately kiss his own hand, while one of the girls had to fake an orgasm.
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Just the four of us: Spencer took Aisha, Marissa and Danielle for a night in the woods
It's getting hot in here: The group got rowdy after a few drinks, playing Suck And Blow with a deck of cards (pictured) and Truth Or Dare
You're safe! Spencer presented Danielle with a rose at the end of the evening
Before the rose ceremony, Spencer announced, with a relatively straight face: 'This isn't a competition to me, I am really looking for something with longevity and meaning.'
The last girl remaining without a rose was Geneva, who Spencer struggled to connect with during the picnic.
'I'm spending more and more time with each girl and it's getting harder,' he said afterwards. 'I really like Geneva, but I couldn't see a future with her.'
One girl goes home: With Chloe and Danielle already clutching roses, Spencer had nine to give out
'I'm looking for love': Spencer told the girls, 'This isn't a competition to me, I am really looking for something with longevity and meaning'
'I couldn't see a future with her': Geneva sent Geneva home