Given the previous connection of this guy to the show, and of course Emily's, one wonders if they've finally just given in and set the whole thing up. Maybe they met before the show (how wouldn't they? If you knew both Emily and this guy as the producer apparently does, wouldn't you set them up?), and they just built the show around it.
Not really a stretch, as in recent seasons and I'm sure in the past, the winner is picked pretty much in the first couple of days, and then the rest is just going through the motions. Ali was even rumoured to know Roberto before the show. The guys may or may not be in on it, but who cares as how many really go on this thing to find love? It's a decent temporary job with a helluva lot of perks, plus of course it's one big audition for the next season and BP, and a ticket to all the reunions. There are many reasons to do the show, and winning is in many cases not the desired prize.
They could even spin it, were it to come out, as "Emily's journey to be sure she got it right this time."