Astrophysicist Matt Agnew has travelled the world following his passion for space, working on his PhD and trying to locate Earth 2.0, reports Network 10, revealing the identity of its new Bachelor.
While his search for other planets has taken him as far as Berlin, Sweden and Buenos Aires, Agnew’s search for true love has now brought him home to Melbourne.
Raised in Adelaide and Perth, he’s a fan of AFL and also enjoys getting outside for a hike and hitting the gym. This gregarious 31-year-old is also a secret weapon in the kitchen and even dabbles in a bit of yoga.
After suiting up to be groomsman several times, Agnew said: “Seeing my mates finding their partners, tying the knot and buzzing with laughter and love together, I realise I want that!”
On becoming the Bachelor, Agnew said: “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.
“It may be an unorthodox way to meet someone, but I think it’ll be a sensational experience and make for a cracking ‘how we met’ story!”
Network 10 executive producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said: “Matt brings spades of old school romance back to The Bachelor. He’s a bachelor with natural charm and intelligence but with a definite twinkle in his eye.
“Matt will be a breath of fresh air to be around. He comes from such an interesting and different world but is still a humble and down to earth Aussie man who really just wants to find the love of his life.”
The seventh season of The Bachelor Australia will follow Agnew as he endeavours to find his star-crossed lover among an outstanding group of hopeful Bachelorettes.
Hosted by Osher Günsberg, The Bachelor Australia is made for Network 10 by Warner Bros. International Television Production.