It's no secret that a lot of prep work goes into TV roles, and when 31-year-old Melbourne-based astrophysicist was given the role of Australia's newest Bachelor, he knew he had a lot to research…
After signing up for The Bachelor, Matt wasted no time in preparing, and for him that meant perfecting the art of kissing.
"I did have recommendations from people to YouTube how do to do an on-screen kiss," he tells TV WEEK. "I'm not ashamed to say I did look into that, just to make sure…"
The rest, he says, he felt comfortable with.
"I didn't really do any prep work," he says. "I just thought, have as thick a skin as I can afterwards, be myself, and have fun," he admits.
"I haven't had a problem talking to people in the past, so I didn't foresee that. Just have fun with it!"
Fun aside, Matt is a man on a mission when it comes to finding his perfect match. TV WEEK can confirm he'll send a whopping number of broken-hearted Bachelorettes packing in the very first week!
Keeping true to himself and his feelings has paid off for Matt as he tells TV WEEK he has found The One.
"I'm in love," he says, smiling. "I would be hard-pressed to say I've been this happy before – this is me at my happiest."
So happy, in fact, he's already talking kids with his lucky lady.
"I'm at a point in my life where I feel I've got a place to live; I've got a successful career; I've got a lot of things in the right place for me," Matt enthuses.
"It's the right time. I'm really excited to start that next chapter, which is marriage, kids, starting a family."