Matt Agnew of the bachelor reveals the REAL reason why he deleted his original Instagram account – and it has nothing to do with his shameful photos & # 39; s
Last month, Melbourne-based astrophysicist Matt Agnew was announced as the seventh bachelor in Australia.
But fans' attempts to dig up & # 39; dirt & # 39; the 32-year-old academic turned out to be fruitless because he had already deleted his old Instagram account.
Speak against TV week on Wednesday Matt explained why he decided to completely scrub his digital footprint a week before filming the show.
Something to hide? Bachelor Matt Agnew reveals the REAL reason that he has already removed his Instagram snaps
Matt said he was worried about the attention he would get as a bachelor and wanted to ensure that the privacy of his family and friends was respected.
& # 39; Essentially I have had many friends, friends and family … and I thought I didn't know what the situation would be with their privacy, so I decided to deactivate it, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I don't mind people dragging my things … But there was more privacy from other people that might be invaded. & # 39;
After deleting his original Instagram account, he set up a completely new account when Channel 10 confirmed his role as a bachelor.
His official account, @DrMattAgnew, has 24,800 followers from Wednesday, but this number is expected to rise after the season premiere.
Matt also told TV Week that he had not told his family or friends that he had auditioned for the show, partly because he never thought he would be chosen.
Nice guy: Matt revealed that he was concerned about the attention that his new fame got and wanted to ensure that the privacy of his family and friends was respected
But after they finally gave the news to his parents, they were blinded.
& # 39; It was a bit of a shock to them, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It was as if & # 39; Matt dropped this on us & # 39;. & # 39;
The Bachelor Australia will premiere on Channel 10 on Wednesday at 7:30 PM
Popular: since his return to Instagram last month, Matt has already drawn more than 24,800 followers. He admitted that his Instagram return was to promote his role on The Bachelor Australia, which will premiere on Channel 10 on Wednesday at 19:30
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