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The Bachelor Australia

The Bachelor Exclusive: Matt’s frontrunner Elly has an important secret

What's she hiding?

By Karina Recchi
The lovebirds clicked on day one and their connection is clear. They've had two single dates, countless kisses, she's given him a flannel shirt and admit they can see their relationship working outside of The Bachelor Australia.
But in a surprising twist, fan favourite Elly has been hiding something major from Bachelor Matt Agnew – and it might be enough to dampen their blossoming romance.
Once the show wraps, the 24-year-old nurse will be ditching Australia for a nine-week romp through Europe with her sister.
While a long-distance liaison isn't impossible, being apart could add considerable strain to a new relationship – especially one forged under the bright lights of reality television.
"We're getting to the business end in the whole experience, and I obviously hadn't told Matt yet," Elly admits. "I was like, 'I need to tell Matt, because I don't want him to think it's something I'm keeping from him."
"I was [even] being asked by producers why I hadn't told him yet. It was stressing me out."
Will this hinder Elly's chances with Matt?
Newcastle local Elly reveals she'd booked her trip "well in advance" of applying for the show, perhaps not realising she'd fall so hard for the 32-year-old astrophysicist.
"He's met my best friend, we've had a sensational second date, and now it's time to meet my family," she says. "I'm at a position where I'm really, really liking this guy and I can see myself falling for him."
More than anything, she doesn't want her secret to be detrimental to their relationship or sway his decision-making come the next Rose Ceremony.
"I just want to lay everything on the table and make sure he's aware of how my feelings are progressing," she says.
But before Elly gets the courage to confess her secret to Matt, mansion pot-stirrer Abbie finds a way to cut in on their time together.
"It was a bit of a dramatic moment," Elly says. "Abbie's a go-getter and she bloody went for it. It's just stressful. I've never experienced such high levels of stress in my life – and I take care of people's lives for a living!"
The Bachelor Australia airs Wednesday and Thursday, 7.30pm, on 10.

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