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We stalked the new Bachelor Matt Agnew and this is every single thing we found.



I’m suddenly very interested in watching The Bachelor again.

The Bachelor for this year’s season has finally been announced and well, he’s very handsome.

But in a surprise we weren’t expecting, our new Bachelor Matthew Agnew is totally new to the franchise.

Yep, for the first time in years, Australia’s Bachelor is actually someone we’ve never met before.

We can’t wait.

With little social media presence and no history in reality TV land, we decided to have a little stalk to find out everything we can about Matt Agnew.


Here’s what we found.

Who is Matt Agnew?

Matt Agnew is a 31-year-old based in Melbourne.

Since Matt was announced as Bachelor, he has been likened by many to Clark Kent on social media.

After all, he’s incredibly smart.

Matt, who grew up in Adelaide and Perth, holds a Master of Science in Astrophysics from Sweden’s Lund University.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s been a PhD candidate at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne for the past three years.

Matt isn't really around on social media - but he is on LinkedIn.

Here's what Matt's PhD entails: "The core goal of my PhD is to use numerical techniques to search for dynamically stable planet candidates in the habitable zones of all known multiple planet systems".

See? So smart.

Matt also holds a double undergraduate degree in science and engineering.

The self confessed ice-cream enthusiast (according to his Twitter bio) is also a fan of yoga, cooking and AFL.

The 31-year-old is one of four children. His role models in life are his parents, who have been happily married for over three decades.

Why is Matt Agnew going on The Bachelor?

Posting to Instagram, Matt shared why he decided to go on the reality dating show.

"I'm still pinching myself that this is happening. It may be an unorthodox way to meet someone, but I can't wait and it'll make for a cracking 'how we met' story!" he said.


Matt said that part of what made him want to try finding love on The Bachelor was his friends settling down.

“Seeing my mates finding their partners, tying the knot and buzzing with laughter and love together, I realise I want that!”

And as for the unconventional method of finding that partner, Matt said he’s a give-everything-a-go kind of guy.

“You’ve got to give it a go, give it a chance and put your heart out there.”

“I’ve got a real ‘do it once, do it right’ mentality so I’ll be making sure I throw myself into it, be vulnerable and enjoy what comes from that.”

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Matt Agnew's Twitter profile picture. Image: Twitter.

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