‘Patient zero’ of Victoria’s Covid-19 outbreak has been identified as controversial love rat Ciarran Stott from Network TEN’s reality TV dating show Bachelor in Paradise.

“He’s a super spreader,” says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. “Investigators from Victoria’s Health Department have conclusively traced our second wave back to him.”

Records show Ciarran Stott tested positive for Coronavirus in June after returning from a holiday in Bali.

He was among hundreds of returning travellers placed into mandatory two week quarantine at the Stanford Plaza hotel in Melbourne.

“Our investigations reveal he slept with at least three security guards while in hotel quarantine,” says Daniel Andrews. “He’s well-known as a very intimate man.”

During his time on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise the popular contestant has been intimate with at least 14 women.

It’s understood Ciarran Stott is no longer displaying any Coronavirus symptoms.

He’s currently starring in the latest season of Bachelor In Paradise, in which he’s so far hooked up with three women.

Neither Mr Stott nor Network TEN were available for comment.