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''It is like getting paid to go to school.''

By Faye Couros
Home and Away has welcomed another buff hottie to their long line of handsome actors.
The latest heartthrob to secure a place on the iconic show is Perth's 25-year-old Matt Evans.
He may be new to the acting scene, but this isn't his first time on Aussie TV, as he made his name on The Voice in 2020.
He made it through to the top 20 on Delta Goodrem's team and won a slew of fans along the way.
Now, his new role on the hit soap is likely to propel the star to new heights.
Here is what we know about Matt and everything he has revealed about his new breakthrough role.
Matt has wanted to act all his life. Instagram

What has Matt Evans said about his role on Home and Away?

Matt spoke exclusively with The Daily Telegraph about learning on the job and why he freaked out during his first day on the Home and Away set.
"I went in there with a clean slate and I am learning so much day-by-day," he told the publication.
"It is crazy how much I've learnt. It is like getting paid to go to school. My first day in the studio, I kind of had a bit of a freak out because it's just a lot of people around and I didn't know what I was doing. I'm just trying to learn on the job."
Matt is playing Theo, who is described as a troubled guy in his 20s, but Matt believes he isn't as bad as he appears.
"He is just fun, he is act first, think later.
"He doesn't think about his choices and often gets himself into trouble because of that. He has a good heart when you get down to it," he said.
"He doesn't think about his choices and often gets himself into trouble because of that." Instagram

When did Matt Evans want to become an actor?

Matt studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, which is the same institution Lisa McCune, Lucy Durack and Hugh Jackman attended.
He told The Daily Telegraph that he has always been into performing and he intends on continuing to grow his singing career.
"I guess I've always been a bit of a class clown and I loved impersonations so it feels kind of natural for me to jump into a character," he said.
"I've now found acting that I really want it to be a part of my life forever. I'm never going to drop my music either because it's something I've always done so I really want to do both."
Last year, during an interview with The Mud Mag, Matt spoke about wanting to succeed in performing arts from a young age.
He told the publication, "When I was young, I always felt that my path to success was going to be different. When I found the arts, I felt special. I knew this was a journey I wanted to take."
"I've now found acting that I really want it to be a part of my life forever." Instagram

Was Matt Evans embroiled in a cheating scandal on The Voice?

The 2020 season of The Voice was spoilt by a few alleged cheating scandals, and while Evans wasn't strictly rule breaking, it did ruffle some feathers.
The crux of the issue began when his mentor Delta Goodrem couldn't choose between him and Janie Gordon, after they faced off during their Battle round.
Delta was unable to decide so after a private discussion with the show's executive producer, she revealed Matt and Janie would be allowed to compete as a duet.
"I understand that you're both individual artists and I know you have your own lanes, but at this point, what I would like to do is to bring you forward as a duet," Delta told Matt and Janie, and she asked if they'd consider teaming up to move forward.
In the end Matt and Janie chose to stay on as a team but fans weren't impressed by the lack of rules on The Voice.
Boy George, who was a judge at the time, shared a similar sentiment when he joked, "Are there any rules on this show, ever?"
Matt made it to the top 20 on The Voice. Instagram

Was Matt Evans friends with any Home and Away stars before landing his role?

According to the Daily Mail, Matt struck a friendship with Mark Furze during their time on The Voice in 2020.
Mark played the troubled Ric Dalby from 2004 and 2008.

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