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Why Matt Agnew is the best Bachelor yet

Why Matt Agnew is the best Bachelor yet The Bachelor Australia 2019 hasn't even officially started yet but Mr Matt Agnew has already stolen hearts with many declaring him the best Bachelor yet. Here's why we have to agree. Reality TV addicts around Australia are counting down the days until The Bachelor hits our screens for another year. And even though we've only seen him in trailers, this year's eligible gentleman Matt Agnew has already stolen hearts around the country. And to be honest, it's easy to see why.

For love, not fame: Bachelor Matt Agnew 'not prepared' for TV turn © Edwina Pickles Matt Agnew applied for the show the old-fashioned way – online – and was "so convinced" he'd be rejected.

Astrophysicist Matt Agnew starts his nationally televised search for love on The Bachelor this Wednesday, but the Melbournian assures he's not making his personal life public for the fame.

Instead, the 31-year-old says the notoriety element is a by-product of what he sees as a valid way to try and meet the love of his life.

"I don't want to get famous," he says with a laugh. "I see this as just another way to meet someone. I'm completely humbled that I've had the opportunity to be in this position, but for me it was just a case of 'this is another potential avenue to meet a partner'."

The Bachelor's Emma Roche shuts down comparisons to clingy Cass Wood

The Bachelor's Emma Roche shuts down comparisons to clingy Cass Wood She was branded a 'stage-15 clinger' after desperately pursuing Matt Agnew during the premiere of The Bachelor. And now Emma Roche has responded to the backlash by denying she is anything like Cassandra Wood, the needy contestant from last year's season. 'Cass is a beautiful girl, but I'm nothing like her,' the 32-year-old told OK! magazine this week. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Cass is a beautiful girl, but I'm nothing like her,' the 32-year-old told OK magazine this week. (Pictured: Cass Wood) 'I definitely DON'T want to come across as Cass, whatsoever,' she added firmly.

Agnew, who currently works in data science but has his Masters in astrophysics from Lund University in Sweden, where he lived for two years, ticks a number of boxes. That he needs to go on a reality TV show to find love is somewhat puzzling but explained away by the fact that all other dating avenues – through friends, at work, on various dating apps – have proved fruitless.

"I've never thought of myself as better than any means to meet someone and so I didn't go into it with any associated negative connotations or anything like that," Agnew says. "It was just another way to find a partner and I'm really glad that I did it."

Is that because he's fallen madly in love with one of the 28 bachelorettes he's about to meet on TV?

"Very much because I did find a partner, yes!" he says, saying he's "very happy" and "delighted" with the outcome. No chance of a Nick Cummins-style fizzle, then.

Brittany Hockley's advice for the Bachelor 2019 contestants

Brittany Hockley's advice for the Bachelor 2019 contestants Brittany Hockley knows all-too-well how to survive the whirlwind that is The Bachelor. Here, in a Now to Love exclusive, she gives advice to the newest Bachelor contestants. To the Bachelor Girls of 2019 and all future Bachelor alumni, I urge you. Run... ...straight to the cheese platter. Because that my friend is what's going to sustain you for what will possibly be the biggest adventure of your life. And sustenance you will need. The days are longer than a screening of Titanic and there will be emotions to match.

Perhaps the biggest question of all is this: is Agnew really prepared for the attention this watercooler show is about to deliver?

"Prepared is a strong word," he says. "I think I'm aware of the media interest.

"I'm not prepared, but I guess you've got to just take it with humility, and it's a flattering situation to be in. I've drawn attention to myself in a positive way, not – hopefully – a negative way."

The Bachelor starts 7:30pm Wednesday on 10.

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For love, not fame: Bachelor Matt Agnew 'not prepared' for TV turn
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