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'Maybe she came on for a bit of fun.' The Bachelor's Helena on Abbie's real intentions.

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When Helena Sauzier walked into her final rose ceremony on The Bachelor, bachie Matt Agnew looked at her.

It was then she knew she was going home.

Speaking to Mamamia after her elimination on Wednesday night’s episode, the 25-year-old health and wellness coach from Perth said she had already prepared herself to leave by the time Osher came in and whispered at her that she had not received a rose, which is why she appeared so level-headed while saying goodbye to Matt.

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“I definitely cried when I was finally out of the whole situation, when I got back to my hotel,” Helena said. “At the time I kept composed because I didn’t really want to make a scene, I wanted to be graceful when I left.”

Matt sent her home after complaining that she was not being as open about her feelings as the other remaining contestants Chelsie and Abbie. Watching it back, Helena understands why Matt thought she could’ve been holding back.

“Watching it last night I was like ‘Oh wow,’ at the stuff [Abbie and Chelsie] were saying, especially with Abbie saying ‘I love you’. I definitely wasn’t at that stage. I was definitely at the stage where I could see myself falling in love with him, but at that stage it was just a very strong connection.

“I’m a bit more of a slow burn, but I think realistically after [a total of] 10-12 hours together, to say ‘I love you’ – I don’t know, I think it’s a bit unrealistic to be honest.”

Understandably, she wasn’t going to pretend her feelings were stronger than they were or try and force herself to move faster in order to keep Matt happy.


“I’m sure maybe if I was more open he would’ve been like ‘Okay, she’s really into it’ and kept me around a bit longer but I don’t see the point in that. I just need to stay true to myself.”

But what is confusing to her is that Matt went to such lengths to convince her to return after her disastrous home town date, during which she tried to quit the show (twice).

Speaking of that home town date, Helena told Mamamia there was more to it than what we saw.

“There were definitely some things that were left out,” she said.

“He forgot a lot more than how it went down on the red carpet. There was a whole bunch of things in succession at the dinner table with my family and I, like my blood just went cold and I could see my sister was just like ‘Oh dear’… It was more than just forgetting the French meeting thing.

“He asked if I was a theatre nurse as my occupation and that is so far from what I do, I don’t know if he got me confused with someone else. And then he asked me where I was from and all three of those things had formed the basis of so many of our conversations so I think it just came as a bit of a shock that he couldn’t remember any of them.

“They’re quite defining, important things and that’s when I realised if I was the one, he probably would’ve remembered them. Especially because he remembered everything, he was a true scientist, that’s how his mind worked.”

Oh… Matt, no.



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What an incredible and emotionally exhausting journey this has been! ???? I have stayed true to myself and stand by every decision that I made, and every feeling that I felt. A huge thank you to all the incredible support I’ve received throughout this rollercoaster ride – I have read every single message and will be getting back to all of you ???? On that note: a reminder to everyone on social media to please be gentle to us all – not everything you watch is as it seems, so remember to take all that you see / hear with a big pinch of salt! ????❣️ And last, but not least: a huge thank you to the crew for keeping us sane, for hair and make-up for making us look so beautiful every week, and to my family and Bachie girls (you know who you are!!) for your constant love and support ???? This has been the best experience of my life and I wouldn’t change a single thing! Au revoir ????

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Helena said she was really glad she kept herself out of the drama that went on in the mansion, but it could get seriously “exhausting” to be surrounded by so much craziness.

When asked about Abbie, who has really been at the centre of the controversy all season, Helena was adamant that she was genuine in her feelings for Matt, even if so many other contestants (Monique, Sogand, Mary, Elly… the list is long) have questioned her motives.

“I think her feelings were real towards Matt, especially towards the end. If they weren’t she literally deserves an Oscar for her performance, she should go straight to Hollywood.

“Maybe she did just come on the programme for a bit of fun, as I’m sure so many people do, but as time went on I think she started to realise ‘Oh, wow okay, I actually really like Matt, I see a future with him’.”

As for what Helena’s been up to for the last few months, well, it’s all been pretty stock standard. But now that she’s able to be seen out and about without worry, she is keen to get back on the dating scene.

“I went on there to meet someone and I’m still looking to meet someone, so fingers crossed.”

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