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It’s my contention as an Entertainment Editor that, like, 85% of reality TV contestants sign on for fame and social media followers, and only 15% are actually in it for love. Usually the way that you can tell what their intentions were is by seeing what they get up to when their season end. Do they return to the lives they were leading pre-reality show? Or do they embrace the ~influencer~ lifestyle by raking in endorsement deals on everything from skinny tea to teeth whitener? Well, last year’s Bachelor Matt Agnew has certainly disappeared since his season ended, hasn’t he?

He’s presumably returned to his quiet but comfortable life as a whip-smart astrophysicist. Hell, he didn’t even bother keeping up the charade of making it seem like he and his winner Chelsea McLeod were actually a thing as they called it quits just nine weeks after the show ended, which he announced with the following emotional Instagram post:

Now, Matt Agnew has resurfaced for the first time in forever and he looks like totally different human than the one who skyrocketed onto our screens in search of love last year.

Head here to check out the pic, where the formerly short-haired, clean-shaven bloke is rocking a scruffier lewk.

Matt Agnew

Matt Agnew as the 2019 Bachelor. (Credit: Ten)

His resurfacing comes just after a mate of his ex Chelsea appeared on the So Dramatic! podcast and claimed that Matt “was a real prick to her and yelled at her, and he was mean to her.” Big yikes.

Have a listen to the latest ep of the So Dramatic! podcast for more tea.

It’s not the first time rumours circulated about Matt’s treatment of Chelsie. Shortly after filming wrapped, fellow contestant Rachael Arahill posted a bunch of comments on Chelsie’s Insta, insinuating that there was more to the story.

Isn’t there always?