The Bachelor Australia 2019: Matty J And Laura Byrne Reveal What It Was Like To Return To The Bach Pad
It's been a few years since Matty J was the bachelor, but he and Laura returned to give this year's Matt a bit of help.
Along with Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski, Matty and Laura stopped by to give Matt some advice -- and who better to dish that out than two former Bachelors.
On top of that, Laura and Snez went into the mansion to meet the remaining bachelorettes, picking one to come back to the bach pad to have dinner with Matt and their partners.
Matty is something of a Bachelor expert in particular: not only did he step into the Bachelor's shoes in 2017, but he also knows what it's like to live in the mansion, as one of Georgia Love's bachelors from Season 2 of 'The Bachelorette'.
"It was quite nostalgic," he told 10 daily about returning to the 'Bachelor' set. "I had so many memories flooding back as soon as I met Matt and started hearing about what stage he was at and how he was finding it.
"Laura and I often joke about how 'The Bachelor' feels like a lifetime ago," he added, "so it was really nice to be able to relive some of the moments of how we first met."
Adding that the experience of going back was "surreal", Laura also admitted that returning for the day was a lot of fun to see the crew and to be able to re-live how she and Matty met.
But it wasn't all fun, they were there to do a job and for Laura, that job meant sussing out the bachelorettes and picking one she and Snez agreed could be a great match for Matt.
Selecting Helena, the pair agreed that they both related to her hesitance to put it all out there and open up to Matt.
"The rules of normal dating don't apply in the Bach world," Laura told 10 daily, "so don't be afraid to put your feelings on the table, no one is going to think you sound silly."
The pair also know how difficult it can be to have your relationship scrutinised by the entire country, as they watch from the first meeting right up until the final declarations of love.
Laura and Matty J agreed that the best advice for Matt and whoever he picks at the end of the series is to ignore the opinions of strangers.
"At the end of the day, nobody knows your relationship except the two of you," Laura said. "Keep communicating and making each other a priority and know that the craziness dies down pretty quickly and you two will find your normal."
Calling the first few weeks after the show "daunting", Matty also added that it can feel like everything you do is being looked at under a microscope. "It's important to know that the mayhem is short-lived."
His other piece of advice: "NEVER read the comments on social media. You can read a hundred that sing your praises, but it's always the negative one that sticks in your mind."
The Bachelor Australia' Airs on Wednesdays And Thursdays At 7.30pm on 10, 10 play and WIN Network.
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