Well boy, oh boy are we exhausted this morning after watching that seriously insane episode of The Bachelor last night.
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched it yet BTW!
In what appeared to take inspiration from the drama that we saw on the last season of MAFS, we dealt with a ‘See You Next Tuesday’ scandal after one of the Bachelorette’s was accused of calling our Bachie Matt Agnew the C-Word.
Of course, the accused, intruder Monique, denied ever calling Matt a dog, ugh, let’s use the word cantaloupe in place of the rude word, and a disrespectful pig.
While the accuser, Abbie, stood by the fact that she 100% did throw out the cantaloupe phrase.
What followed was a major investigation at the cocktail party followed some stern words from Matt, telling the girls that the whole night had been an incredible waste of his time.
At the rose ceremony moments later, the drama continued as Matt actually walked out of the mansion when he had to choose whether to send home the alleged cantalouper Monique or another intruder named Julia.
Eventually, Matt made the agonising decision to give Monique one last chance and send Julia packing.
Phew, we’re exhausted even recapping it all! But as it turns out, a lot of that drama might not have been as real as we fist thought!
Bate Matt Agnew caught up with Kyle and Jackie O this morning to chat about the episode when he revealed that there were elements that were definitely dramatised for the cameras! Including that moment when he walked out in the middle of the rose ceremony!
“I know what goes on on these shows,” Kyle said about the drama, before doing a full reenactment. “Matt’s standing there and we’ll pretend Matt’s on set. Two girls, one rose.
“I’m the producer in Matt’s ear. ‘Okay pick up the rose and look like you’re not sure what you’re going to do’. And then he picks up the rose and the producer then goes, ‘Put the rose down and walk outside and hold your head like you just don’t know what way you’re going to go’.
“All that happens right Matt?” Kyle asked.
“You know, there’s an element of theatrics,” Matt said. “A lot of that stuff where I did do those things, obviously I’m doing it in private.
“So, while I might be theatric in that regard I still had a lot of those moments where I had my head in my hands trying to figure out what the bloody hell I’m going to do.”
So basically, while Matt was definitely annoyed by the whole C-word incident and yes, he wasn’t sure who he was going to send home, it seems the way that we saw it play out on screen was dramatised and instructed by producers so that it could be actually caught on camera!
As for the actual statement that Monique allegedly said, Matt explained why he was so angry about the incident.
“By the end of it, I didn’t even care that it was said,” Matt said. “It’s not my place to decide how someone reacts, I personally think it was strong… It was the lying and dishonesty that really was the bigger issue.”
Matt explained that after not really getting to the bottom of the incident, and whether he term was actually said or not, he chose not to send Monique home because he didn’t have “complete clarity” on the matter.
But don’t think that this is the end of the incident…
“Obviously it would be foolish to think that last night is the end of it,” Matt said. “Buckle up, tonight is, things are kind of still unfinished.”
We can’t wait to see what happens next! The Bachelor continues tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 10.
Hear our full chat with Matt Agnew in the video above!