by Bronte Coy
THE Bachelor series has spawned another romance.
After weeks of speculation, upcoming Bachelor in Paradise stars Keira Maguire and Jarrod Woodgate have gone public with their relationship, putting on a serious PDA - and proving that the famously strict secrecy rules surrounding The Bachelor and Bachelorette haven't been extended to the spin-off series.
The new couple was seen kissing, cuddling and engaging in some questionable 'wrestling' in the sand at Iluka Beach in northern New South Wales.
Fans will remember Keira as the 'villain' in season four of The Bachelor, who left the show in a blaze of fury after being dumped by Richie Strahan.
"I do not give a f**k about those b*tches. I'm so glad to get out of there. They're all nasty pieces of work - I can't even deal," she ranted in the car afterwards.
Meanwhile, Jarrod - who was labelled a stage-five clinger in the most recent Bachelorette season - had his heart smashed into a million little pieces after Sophie Monk dumped him in the finale in favour of Stu Laundy, and was seen crying as he walked forlornly along the beach.
Both Keira and Jarrod decided to have another crack at reality TV love with Ten's spin-off Bachelor in Paradise - airing later this year - and it appears to have paid off.
Keira was one of the first names to be confirmed for the series, with Ten also announcing Apollo Jackson, Michael Turnbull, Laurina Fleure, Tara Pavlovic and Davey Lloyd.
Late last year, Blake Colman, Sam Cochrane, were spotted arriving in Fiji for filming, and there had been speculation around Jarrod's involvement in the show for weeks.