Admit it – it would be pretty daunting watching yourself on television with a whopping 600,000 other Aussies, so it’s little surprise that The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew no longer watches the show that has catapulted him into stardom.
“Um, if I’m honest, I don’t actually watch it anymore,” the astrophysicist told Jonesy & Amanda.
“I started watching it and then a few weeks back I kind of just stopped watching.
“It was awkward at times, initially, but yeah, the last few weeks I’ve avoided it.”
It’s not that Agnew isn’t a fan of the show, he just doesn’t want to judge the women on what went on behind the scenes.
“I think for me, there was nothing to gain really,” he said about watching The Bachelor.
“I’ve formed opinions and connections with all these women… and I’m very happy to take those memories forward as the ones that I’ll hold onto.”
When asked whether his “new love” watches the show, he responded with: “I imagine there’s awkward moments, but it’s all part of it and it’s her choice whether or not she watches”.
He added, “You’ve got to remember that this is a moment that happened a long time ago in the past and the premise of the show is that I’m single and it’s … just something that we need to try and delicately move forward and navigate together.”
During the interview, Jonesy & Amanda also asked him what he thought about Bachelor evictee Rachael Arahill’s controversial appearance on Studio 10 where she referred to the astrophysicist as a “F***ing dog”.
“I hadn’t actually heard that,” Agnew replied.
“That’s full-on. I thought that all the connections I made were positive. There were some where it was obvious there wasn’t a romantic connection.
“I don’t know the context, [but] it’s disappointing if there’s an element of animosity there.”
The Bachelor Australia continues Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on Channel 10.