He surprised no-one when he declared his feelings for Laura Byrne during The Bachelor finale.
And Matty Johnson has now revealed there was probably no need for his season of the dating show, telling WHO he regrets not talking to Laura when they met briefly at Bondi Icebergs in the months before filming.
His comments come after heartbroken runner-up Elise Stacy fell to the floor crying after being dumped by Matty in the final episode.
‘I wasted everyone’s time’: Matty J regrets not talking to Laura Byrne when they met at Icebergs
‘I wasted everyone’s time,’ Matty told the magazine.
‘If only I had plucked up the courage to say “Hi” [to Laura at Sydney’s Icebergs], I could’ve saved another series of The Bachelor.’
During an interview with The Project last week, both Matty and Laura confirmed they had met prior to appearing on the show.
Heartbroken: His comments come as runner-up Elise Stacy fell to the floor crying after being dumped by Matty in the final episode
Knew each other: During an interview with The Project last week, both Matty and Laura confirmed they had met prior to appearing on the show
‘On our first date we started to talk and we realised we had a few friends in common and we realised that we bumped into each other at a sauna,’ the marketing manager confessed to The Project panel.
He continued: ‘We were at a sauna at Icebergs and we clocked each other, but we never said a word and it’s kind of ironic that it took a TV show to bring us together.’
Laura confirmed she had noticed Matty too, explaining: ‘I was there with a friend and I was like, “I think that’s the guy from The Bachelor” and that was all, there was no conversation.’
‘There was no conversation’: Matty and Laura have both claimed they never spoke to each other
Matty also told The Daily Telegraph he wanted to send all the other contestants home after meeting Laura the first night in the mansion.
‘Do I wish on night one I could have just said goodbye to the 20 other girls and go Laura’s the one? I wish I could have,’ he said.
Matty, who enjoyed passionate moments with multiple contestants during the series, said he hadn’t really cared about the need to create a compelling series for people to watch.
‘On the one hand you appreciate there is a TV show being made and you want to be entertaining but at the same time I got what I came for and I don’t care,’ he said.
Made his decision: Matty also told The Daily Telegraph he wanted to send all the other contestants home after meeting Laura the first night in the mansion