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'Her Feelings For Matt Are Real': The Bachelor's Helena Defends Abbie

With 'The Bachelor' finale set to see Matt Agnew choose between Abbie Chatfield and Chelsie McLeod, recent evictee Helena Sauzier has spoken out in defence of her fellow bachelorette.

It's no secret that Abbie Chatfield has copped a lot of flak both in and outside the Bachelor mansion, with some viewers and contestants believing that the 23-year-old is in the competition to expand her profile, rather than win Bachie Matt's heart.

Despite those being her initial thoughts, Helena Sauzier -- who failed to receive a rose in Wednesday night's ceremony -- eventually saw that Abbie had developed genuine feelings for the astrophysicist.

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"I had my ups and downs with Abbie in the house, because I was always a bit confused about her intentions for being on the show and sometimes I thought she was playing a bit of a game," Helena explained to 10 daily over the phone.

"But as time went on, we put that behind us, and feelings start to get very real -- and I could see that Abbie's feelings for Matt are absolutely real," she added.

As for Helena, following her indecision during the previous week's hometown visits, she already felt that deep down it would be her going home when it came to just her, Abbie and Chelsie.

"By the time the rose ceremony came around, I was pretty sure I was going home," she said. "So I kind of went into this weird coping thing where I had just accepted that I was going home just didn't really feel anything anymore -- like I had kind of gone numb".

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As for whether or not there are any new men on the scene for the stunning wellness coach?

"Not yet!  I guess it's hard to be seen in public with someone right now -- maybe once the whole show wraps up I'll really throw myself into it," Helena said, adding that her ideal partner would be someone who is "really open with their feelings".

"I just want someone that's kind and who loves me," she added.

The Bachelor Australia' Airs on Wednesdays And Thursdays At 7.30pm on 10, 10 play and WIN Network.

Featured image: Network 10.