Yes, the rumours are true, there was indeed a contestant named Alex McKay on this season of The Bachelorette.
Yeah, we wanted to see more of his face too.
— The Peanut Gallery (@_shanmoho) November 6, 2019
Although the 26-year-old Gold Coast landscaper and footballer didn’t get a lot of screen time, we can confirm via a phone interview (and a few pieces of scrappy Channel 10 footage), that he was definitely there. In fact, he shared multiple conversations with Angie, which we didn’t see.
“Yeah, [watching myself for] seven seconds was quite entertaining,” he joked to Mamamia.
“I actually spent quite a bit of time with Angie. It was mostly at cocktail parties [but] we did have a couple of special moments. She took me out for oysters and wine, and we had quite a lengthy chat which was nice.
“That got the ball rolling with our connection.”
As for why we weren’t shown said footage, we can blame that on a tragic case of poor timing. Their “moment” happened on the night of Ciarran’s dramatic walkout, and was thus edited out of the episode.
Speaking about their lost conversations, Alex said they mainly talked about their families. Like Angie, the Adelaide-born, state AFL-player also comes from a family of three – he has a twin brother, Zak, and older brother Mitch. However, he lost his father, Mark, in 2017 from cancer. His mum, Ilona, 58, still lives in Adelaide, where she works as a beautician.