'Absolutely Devastated': Matt Whyatt Narrowly Misses Out On Hometowns
The BMX rider had 'high hopes' the Bachelorette would give him one last chance to further their connection.
Sadly, it was 'on ya bike' for Matt after he didn't receive a rose alongside Alex Mckay during Wednesday's rose ceremony.
Speaking to 10 daily after his elimination, Matt said he thought he still had a good chance heading into hometowns.
"I was pretty sure that it was either me or Jackson that was going to stay, and I had high hopes that I was staying," he said.
"When she called out Jackson, I was absolutely devastated."
During the cocktail party, the bachelors were joined by Angie for what Matt called 'the last supper', a dinner party with a twist. The 27-year-old said he felt like he was on solid ground heading into the rose ceremony.
"I thought after that last supper, I had a good enough chat and I thought I had said enough to stay around," he said.
But sadly, it wasn't meant to be.
Matt admitted his time on the show was mostly uncharacteristic, despite looking like he could have been a frontrunner early on in the season.
"At the start I came out pretty hot," he said.
"Everything was going pretty well. I think I backed off a little too much and I wasn't being myself enough around her, maybe a little shy."
It may come as a bit of a surprise that Matt, who performs pretty death-defying stunts as part of Nitro Circus, could get nervous when it came to group dates -- but he explained that's what he thinks stalled his progress with the bachelorette.
"I don't know, I didn't expect to be so shy around the cameras and around her. I was more myself around the boys," he said.
"I suppose I just needed to be myself more."
Angie even pointed out to Matt that he's no stranger to performing for major crowds.
"I suppose it's just the one-on-one chats, it's not what I'm used to," he said.
"I always said, if I got to go on a date with her I'd want to have a bit more fun -- instead of a one-on-one dinner date I could have been myself a bit more," he said.
"I don't do so well with dinner dates, a glass of wine and all the cameras."
Though he felt like he didn't do himself any favours when it came to the more intimate parts of 'The Bachelorette', Matt said he's not ruling out future experiences on something like 'Paradise'.
"I've learned a lot and I'd probably go in there more confident," he said.
"If I were to ever do something like ['Paradise'], it would suit me a lot better being in a group situation, having a bit of fun, a bit of a laugh, and getting to know people that way."
"You'll have to wait and see," he slyly added.