The new Bachelor Australia has been announced

Network Ten have announced who the 2019 Bachelor Australia will be, and for the first time in a few seasons, he isn’t famous!

Astrophysicist Matt Agnew is hoping the stars align and he finds love on the reality show this year.

“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,” he said.


“It may be an unorthodox way to meet someone, but I think it’ll be a sensational experience and make for a cracking ‘how we met’ story!”

The 31-year-old has travelled the world following his passion for space while working on his PhD and trying to locate Earth 2.0.

While his search for other planets has taken him as far as Berlin, Sweden and Buenos Aires, his search for true love has now brought him home to Melbourne.

Raised in Adelaide and Perth, it’s not surprising that Matt is an AFL fan and also enjoys getting outside for a hike and hitting the gym.

He is also a secret weapon in the kitchen and even dabbles in a bit of yoga.

Network 10 Executive Producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said Matt will bring a bit of old school romance back to The Bachelor.

“He’s a bachelor with natural charm and intelligence but with a definite twinkle in his eye,” she said.

“Matt will be a breath of fresh air to be around. He comes from such an interesting and different world but is still a humble and down to earth Aussie man who really just wants to find the love of his life.”