Bachelor In Paradise’s Alex McKay reveals why he wishes he’d dumped Keira Maguire

‘I would’ve sent her home’: Alex McKay reveals why he wishes he’d dumped Keira Maguire and given his rose to Keely Spedding instead

Alex McKay and Keira Maguire walked away from Bachelor In Paradise on Tuesday’s episode after deciding that they were nothing more than friends. 

And now Alex is having second thoughts, with the 26-year-old telling the Courier Mail that he wishes he would’ve given his rose to Keely Spedding instead.

The hunk said that watching the show back and seeing how Keira had spoken about him in confessionals changed his opinion on her.

Regrets: Alex McKay regrets giving his rose to Keira Maguire (both pictured) before their exit on Bachelor In Paradise 

‘They can blame it on editing but you say what you say. It shows who the really nice people are when they are talking behind your back,’ he said.

‘Hearing how Keira spoke about me I probably would have sent her home. I probably would have given it to Keely,’ he added. 

After a controversial season that saw Keira feud with fan favourite Alisha Aitken-Radburn and enjoy an awkward fling with Alex, many fans of the franchise are divided by her behaviour.

The 34-year-old has received a lot of backlash after her exit on Tuesday, with one viewer writing: ‘Is Keira delusional to walk away from that experience thinking she handled herself well?’

'Hearing how Keira spoke about me I probably would have sent her home. I probably would have given it to Keely [Spedding],' he said. (Pictured: Keely)

‘Hearing how Keira spoke about me I probably would have sent her home. I probably would have given it to Keely [Spedding],’ he said. (Pictured: Keely)

‘I can’t believe Keira even thought she’d find love on the island,’ wrote another.

‘She was clearly only added to the cast to stir up drama because of her horrid attitude,’ they added.

Despite the negativity, a lot of viewers admitted that they loved watching Keira’s pot stirring this season.

'Is Keira delusional to walk away from that experience thinking she handled herself well?' snapped one viewer

‘Is Keira delusional to walk away from that experience thinking she handled herself well?’ snapped one viewer

Fake? One viewer went as far as branding the reality star 'fake' in a scathing tweet

Fake? One viewer went as far as branding the reality star ‘fake’ in a scathing tweet

'She was clearly only added to the cast to stir up drama because of her horrid attitude,' mused another

‘She was clearly only added to the cast to stir up drama because of her horrid attitude,’ mused another 

‘Producers must love Keira. She just oozes content constantly,’ remarked one.

‘Occasionally Keira’s villainous mask drops and I remember why I love her,’ added another.

On Tuesday’s episode of Bachelor In Paradise, Keira decided to quit the show – forcing love interest Alex to do the same.

'Producers must love Keira. She just oozes content constantly,' gushed one fan

‘Producers must love Keira. She just oozes content constantly,’ gushed one fan

'Occasionally Keira's villainous mask drops and I remember why I love her,' added another

‘Occasionally Keira’s villainous mask drops and I remember why I love her,’ added another

The 34-year-old was upset when she learned that no more contestants would be arriving in Fiji.

And while Alex, 27, had given her his rose the night before, he’d also made it clear he was not romantically interested in the bubbly blonde.

‘Obviously we’ve talked a few times and there’s nothing there, so what’s the point of sticking around?’ she told him. ‘I gotta go for someone who can handle me.’

Walking away: On Tuesday's episode of Bachelor In Paradise, Keira decided to quit the show

Walking away: On Tuesday’s episode of Bachelor In Paradise, Keira decided to quit the show

‘That’s it. Fair enough. If you want to go home, I’m more than happy to go home as well,’ Alex said.

‘It was just good to have someone, like, show interest in me from, like, day one. Like, it was sick.

‘I really did enjoy spending time with ya and obviously it just couldn’t build into anything further than that,’ he added.

Farewell: When Keira quit, it forced her love interest Alex McKay to exit the show too

Farewell: When Keira quit, it forced her love interest Alex McKay to exit the show too

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