Ben Higgins lost 30 pounds from parasite while filming ‘The Bachelor’

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He almost wormed his way into finding love.

Ben Higgins revealed that he lost 30 pounds while filming “The Bachelor” after getting a parasite on a vacation right before shooting started.

“The craziest thing that ever happened to me on this franchise, which I can speak to you openly [about] now, is I had a massive parasite the whole time I was on the show,” Higgins, 31, recently revealed on Fubo Sports’ “Drinks With Binks.”

Higgins, who starred on the ABC franchise in 2016, explained that he got the parasite right before filming began.

“I was in Honduras — which is a country I love — for a wedding,” he said. “I get a parasite in my gut. It hits me the week that filming starts.”

As a result, he lost a whopping 30 pounds, but said that for the sake of the show he had to keep his illness under wraps.

“It was blamed on being stressed and anxious,” he said. “You can’t really share this after the show because that isn’t a great look for ‘The Bachelor,’ it’s not a great look for the contestants. It’s not a great look for the show that I was sick the whole time.”

Higgins even shared how the parasite affected his more intimate scenes on the dating series, saying that he had to literally run away when he felt like he was going to be sick.

“That’s the craziest story that I’ve kind of kept hidden,” he said.

“The Bachelor” alum proposed to contestant Lauren Bushnell at the end of the show but they broke things off nearly a year later. He has since moved on with fiancée Jessica Clarke.

Meanwhile, Bushnell is now engaged to country singer Chris Lane. They are expecting their first child together.

Higgins previously appeared as one of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s suitors on the 11th season of “The Bachelorette” in 2015.

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