A Queensland councillor's behaviour as a contestant on reality television show The Bachelorette should be investigated, his mayor reckons.
Noosa Councillor Jess Glasgow has been described as a "villain" of the series following his Wednesday night debut on the matchmaking program.
Dressed in a regal-looking robe, Cr Glasgow carried in a throne and offered Bachelorette Angie Kent a key to "a town" when he was introduced on the Network 10 show.
During the episode, he appeared to bring a fellow contestant - who was dressed as a fireman - to tears.
Frequent references about Cr Glasgow's job were made on the show.
On Thursday, Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington said Cr Glasgow had not sought his permission to go on the show, and his behaviour on screen had not been "reflective" of the organisation.
Cr Wellington said he would refer Cr Glasgow to the Office of the Independent Assessor for potentially breaching of the code of conduct for councillors.
"Cr Glasgow did not seek approval from myself and I only found out about his involvement after the show had been recorded," he said in a statement.
Cr Wellington added that Cr Glasgow - who lists his interests as traffic and transport, youth issues and housing affordability on his council web page - was not representing Noosa Council on the program.