What really went down during The Bachelor lie detector test

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Just when things were looking up for the contestants following the departure of the three ‘mean girls’, producers decided to throw in a human lie detector to ruffle some feathers – and it worked.

Last’s night’s episode of The Bachelor saw contestants Cass, Sophie, TenilleBrooke Jamie-Lee, and Deanna put through the wringer when they went in a face-to-face interview with Steve, a human lie detector, to test their compatibility with Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins. 


But as it turns out, the experience was a whole lot more intense than we thought.

According to Deanna – who was eliminated in the following rose ceremony – their conversations with Steve actually went for about an hour (much longer than what we were shown) and there were some pretty interesting questions in the mix. 

Deanna claimed the Bachelor lie detector test went for about an hour and was one of the scariest things she has done. Source: Ten

“It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Deanna said speaking to Be. 

“It’s not every day you’re thrown into a situation with a dark room and a scary man sitting under a spotlight and then paper full of questions for you, so it was very intimidating.”

“The second you see him you already feel guilty and you haven’t even done anything” she continued.


And while it seemed the nerves got the better of Deanna who was later described by Steve as ‘closed off’ and ‘deadpan,’ according to her, “It didn’t go the way that they showed it”.

Instead, Deanna admitted that she was simply shocked by some of the questions and struggled to find the best way to answer them under the pressure of a lie detector.

“Some of the questions were very intense like, ‘Do you believe in God?’ and ‘What‘s your family like?’ and ‘How important are they?’ and a lot of random questions that just kind of threw you so when you have to answer it you probably display like a poker face.”

The Bachelor’s Deanna was quite thrown by the whole lie detector experience. Source: Ten

And despite what looked to be sheer awkwardness between Deanna and Nick during their couple interview, Deanna claimed that they actually had a lot in common and a good laugh about it all.

“It was less intense when we got to sit with Nick…a lot of the questions he asked we had the same answers.”

However, after coming in as an intruder Deanna believes her downfall was the fact that she didn’t have much of a chance to get to know the guy, admitting it was tough to compete with girls he had already established a strong connection with.

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