To be honest, we never thought a Bachelor could leave us as wounded as Blake Garvey. Who, for those who don't remember, proposed to Sam Frost in a spectacular finale only to unceremoniously dump her weeks later for fellow Bachelor co-star Louise Pillidge. Then came Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, who in a finale shocker that had never happened in Bachelor history (yes, even globally), decided that he wasn't ready to commit to anyone before walking off into the Fijian sunset by himself.
Watch below: Matt Agnew hints he doesn't end up with series winner.
Well, rumour has it that Matt might follow suit. In an interview with Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday morning, everyone's favourite astrophysicist (or banker) gave a very telling sign he doesn't end up with the winner of the series. Host Kyle Sandilands asked if he was planning on "pulling a Blake Garvey, where you pick one and change your mind".
"No...what's the...I have heard whispers of this?" Matt replied, rather cautiously. "Do you have any more details of this?"
Executive Producer Sonja added, "It's because you said on Have You Been Paying Attention, 'I pick a girl from the show'. You didn't specify it's the one from the end that you pick."
"I like to be suitably vague," Matt said. "I like to keep the audience guessing, it would be boring if it was too easy wouldn't it?"
This shocking news comes just a day after it was revealed Matt wasn't actually working as an astrophysicist. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Matt is officially employed by data analytics company Quantium but has been working at the National Australia Bank for three months on secondment. When NAB was contacted about the story, the only part of the story the bank could confirm is "Quantium from time to time provides contractors to NAB."
In fact, the frenzy got so intense that Matt himself was forced to speak out:
“Like anyone wishing to advance in their career, I've taken a job that will give me an extra skill set, hopefully leading to the space exploration side of space down the track. I ultimately plan on using my mechanical engineering, astrophysics, and data science background to find solutions to the goals outlined by the newly minted and growing Australian Space Agency, or the burgeoning private space sector," he told 10 Daily.
He continued, "Machine learning and artificial intelligence is a skill set I've been interested in developing for some time. It's a broadly applicable skill set based in an enormous breadth of industries, including banking.”