So this year the network has gone for stunt casting that does not involve a celebrity. Taking a leaf out of Channel 7’s Beauty and the Geek franchise, the network has cast its own geek as The Bachelor for 2019.

Matt Agnew works at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology and holds a Master of Science in Astrophysics from Sweden’s Lund University.

Speaking to News Corp’s CONFIDENTIAL, he says;

“You’ve got to give it a go, give it a chance and put your heart out there,”

“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.

Production on the new series began in Sydney this week, with the show to air later in the year.

THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA is coming soon to 10 and WIN Networks.