'Joe Millionaire' contestant halts production and is awkwardly sent home early

Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer premiered on FOX Thursday night. The network's new dating reality show is actually a revival of Joe Millionaire, which first premiered back in 2003. However, this season comes with a twist!

Instead of competing for the love of one millionaire bachelor, 18 women are competing for two different men – one who is worth more than $10 Million, and one who is definitely not. However, this surprise twist was almost ruined, when one of the bachelors, Steven, realized that he knew one of the 18 women.

Steven immediately pulled the other bachelor, Kurt, to the side. "This could ruin everything," said Steven.

According to Steven, he and Caroline had never met in person, but had matched on the dating app Hinge in the past and followed each other on Instagram, so she was well aware of who he was and the fact that he was wealthy.

"If Caroline knows Steven's wealthy, the assumption's gonna be obvious that I'm not," said Kurt. "So, I mean, the whole thing could be ruined." Fortunately, the twist had not yet been revealed to the women, so producers were able to act quickly.

After Caroline was low-key pulled out of the group, the contestant asked "Am I in trouble?" One of the producers responded, "Well, I wanted to have a real, honest conversation with you. Who do you know? I need to know what's going on."

Ultimately, the guys and production had no choice but to immediately eliminate Caroline, which left both her and Steven in a very uncomfortable position.

"My whole goal in coming here was to find love in its truest form and meeting women that don't know anything about me whatsoever. Not a single thing," Steven told Caroline. "As unfortunate as it is, I can't do that with you knowing who I am. So I'm gonna have to send you home. I'm so sorry. It's nothing against you."

Caroline responded, saying, "I feel like, in a sense, you're doing yourself and me a disservice by, like, not getting to know me."

Video Transcript

[AUDIO LOGO]

- Guys, we have a little bit of a problem.

- What's the problem?

- I know one of the girls down there.

- No, this-- this presents a problem. This could ruin the whole thing.

KYLIE MAR: "Joe Millionaire," the dating reality show that first premiered back in 2003 returned to television Thursday night but with a twist. Instead of competing for the love of one millionaire bachelor, 18 women will be vying for two different men, one who is rich and one who is definitely not.

- One of these men is worth over $10 million.

- Oh my God.

- What? Are you serious?

- However, the other one is not.

- What?

- And I'm scared. [BLEEP]

KYLIE MAR: However, the surprise twist was almost ruined when one of the bachelors, Steven recognized one of the 18 women.

- Are you guys going to hang out with us or? OK, cool.

- Yeah, come on.

- I know the first guy.

- And I look over at the girls and I recognize a face. Her name is Caroline. Hey, we need to talk. Come here.

KYLIE MAR: According to Steven, he and Caroline had never met in person but had matched on the dating app Hinge in the past and followed each other on Instagram. So she was well aware of who he was and the fact that he was the millionaire. Fortunately, the twist had not yet been revealed to the women. So producers were able to act quick.

- I'd say I give it three days, and if it's not there, I'd be like--

- Hey, Caroline, can we talk?

- Am I in trouble?

- Well, I wanted to have a real honest conversation with you. Who do you know? I need to know what's going on.

- OK, I will be 100% honest. I don't want to lie about anything.

KYLIE MAR: Ultimately, the guys and production had no choice but to immediately eliminate Caroline, which left both her and Steven in a very uncomfortable position.

- As unfortunate as it is, I can't do that with you knowing who I am. So I'm going to have to send you home. I'm so sorry.

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