The Bachelor Australia 2019, Matt Agnew

Ten

Matt Agnew can thank his lucky stars for laser tattoo removal.

While appearing on KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show, The Bachelor Australia suitor was asked if he had any tattoos—and revealed he's in the process of getting a large gorilla on his ribs removed.

"Of course I'm embarrassed," 31-year-old Matt told the radio hosts. "[I got it] a while ago. I was old enough to know better and not drunk enough."

Jackie O asked if the ink had anything to do with internet meme Harambe, the 200kg gorilla who was shot dead after a child fell into his enclosure.

"Well, that's part of the reason I started getting rid of it," the astrophysicist explained. "I got it years before that, and then the whole Harambe thing kicked off and I was like, gee, I look like an absolute bell-end here. I've got an internet meme on my ribs. So I thought, I really want to sort this out."

In the interview, Matt was also grilled by Kyle Sandilands about how many women he had slept with, but avoided giving a direct answer.  

"Funnily enough, this is a question on the application form," he said. "I'm not sure what the desired answer is either, so you couldn't even game the system."

Matt Agnew, The Bachelor Australia

KIIS FM

Matt continued: "What's the average again?...Seven, I think, is the average that gets thrown around."

When Jackie O revealed her number was also seven, Matt decided to stand by it too. "Solidarity, I think, yeah seven," he added. "I'm going to stick with that."

This season of The Bachelor, Matt is tasked with choosing between 28 women, who range in ages from 23-34. Unlike the 2018 season which saw Nick Cummins walk away a single man, this year's promos hint that there's a happy ending to Matt's journey.

"I've never believed in a perfect woman until I met you," the Melbourne-based suitor says to an unseen contestant in a clip. "I love you."

The Bachelor Australia premieres Wednesday, July 31 at 7.30pm on Ten.

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