Our new Bachelorette Angie Kent kicks off her journey to find love tonight and ahead of the first juicy episode, which will feature a secret visit from Angie’s Brother, Angie joined the Kyle and Jackie O Show to chat all about her experience.
And of course one thing that Kyle really wanted to know was about the intimacy between her and her Bachelor’s on the show.
Kyle made reference to The Bachelor’s most recent ‘villain’ Abbie Chatfield who famously dry-humped Matt Agnew on the beach before telling him she was “horny”, asking whether anything ever got this frisky during Angie’s filming.
Angie told us that she’s certainly not one to get so intimate in public or with cameras around, but that she did not judge Abbie whatsoever for doing so.
“Good on her,” Angie said this morning. “Power to her. If that’s what she wanted to do, I’m like, get in there sister.”
“No dry-humping for me on the beach,” Angie continued. “I’m a bit boring… I mean, I guess I’m not boring but in terms of being risqué on the camera, maybe off camera.”
Angie went on to say that after experiencing what it’s actually like to be on a show like The Bachelor or The Bachelorette that she’s learnt not to judge anyone by what we see on TV.
“I feel like if I could, I would go back to the Angie sitting on the couch four years ago and slap her little face and go, ‘Don’t you judge them! You do not know what they’ve been through’,” Angie said in reference to her time on Gogglebox.
“Watching it and being in it is completely different. I have so much respect for The Bachelors and Bachelorettes because you’re putting your heart on the line, you’re being so vulnerable and it’s hard to date in the real world let alone dating [on TV].”
This comes after Abbie previously spoke out for the way that she was judged following her time on The Bachelor.
It’s fair to say that following Abbie’s rendezvous with Matt Agnew on the beach, she was heavily targeted by trolls who thought her behaviour was inappropriate.
Taking to Instagram, Abbie spoke in a lengthy statement about the double standards between men and women expressing their sexuality and that just because she was willing to express intimacy during her time on The Bachelor didn’t make her the villain.
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Things I got slut shamed for on #thebachelorau: this bikini, my skort at hometowns, multiple cocktail party gowns, kissing matt 'without a date' and at a cocktail party (out of sight of anyone), pashing Matt in various locations with varying degrees of intensity, honestly admitting that I wanted to have sex with a man I was dating for 10 weeks and all around just "using sexuality to manipulate Matt". This is something I did not expect in 2019. Sex is essential to a successful relationship for me, as is sexual chemistry and the ability to express that comfortably with my partner. I saw commentary around my sexuality (rightly) calling out slut shaming and double standards regarding my pash sessions with Matt, with responses of "I'm not slut shaming her she is just manipulative/dumb/aggressive/only wanting sex". To insinuate that any relationship is less valid because of a strong physical connection is counterintuitive – the defining factor between a platonic and romantic relationship is physcial expressions of affection. I saw many comments about me having "nothing between my ears" or that I was "so insecure she can't talk to him so they just kiss". The public see ten minutes of a twelve hour date, it is insulting to both myself and Matt to assume he took me right until the end purely for a snog. I'd like those who think that I was manipulative to TRULY examine why you believe that. On most occasions, it comes down to a core belief that a woman who is "seducing" a man has ulterior motives, while a man doing the same is merely being romantic. If it isn't that, it is based off the opinion voiced of other contestants on the show, not my actions. I was always honest, authentic and expressive which can sometimes rub people the wrong way. It's okay to not like me – it is not okay to assume that I am less of a person or less worthy of love because I like to have sex and can talk freely and openly about it. Also MY LOVE LANGUAGES ARE PHYSICAL TOUCH AND QUALITY TIME LEAVE ME ALONE PLS
But as Angie said, we shouldn’t really judge unless we’ve been in that intense situation ourselves!