Bachelor Matt Agnew Was 'put On A Strict Diet While Filming'
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the 32-year-old was fed 'salmon with steamed vegetables' on most days.
'He needed to get as ripped as possible, as fast as possible, and drop his body fat percentage,' a source close to the Channel 10 dating show explained on Thursday.
'Bosses were adamant he needed to toned up': The Bachelor Matt Agnew (pictured) was 'put on a strict diet and exercise regime to get as ripped as possible while filming the show'. Pictured: Matt on March 4, as filming started, left. Matt during filming in April, right
The source continued: studybay 'He wasn't necessarily out of shape, but he'd lost definition and bosses were adamant he needed to get toned up again.'
It is claimed that Matt achieved this by following a strict diet, exercising most days between filming and often 'refused' to eat on dates on the show.
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One former contestant claimed Matt would often just 'have a nibble' on cheese boards and such while shooting, mostly for the sake of the cameras.
'He'd say things like, "I can't have too much, they've got me on a diet",' the former star added, claiming Matt would then wait until he was off set to eat his meals.
Transformation: The astrophysicist was fed mostly 'salmon with steamed vegetables' while filming after piling on the pounds in the months prior while writing his PhD thesis
Sweat it out: A source told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday: 'He wasn't necessarily out of shape, but he'd lost definition and bosses were adamant he needed to get toned up again'
It is also believed that a personal trainer was drafted in at one stage, helping Matt shred his body fat as fast as possible.
'The publicity team had a lot of photoshoots planned for the end of production, so they definitely had a deadline for noticeable results,' the source concluded.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment.
Bachie boot camp? It is also believed that a personal trainer was drafted in at one stage, helping Matt shred his body fat as fast as possible before shirtless photoshoots
'The publicity team had a lot of photoshoots planned for the end of production, so they definitely had a deadline for noticeable results,' the source concluded
In July, Matt told Now To Love he had previously resorted to an extreme diet of skipping meals to drop the extra kilos he'd put on while studying at university.
'So I usually only really have coffees, I don't do breakfast. Sometimes I'll skip lunch,' he began.
'I eat in a smaller window, sometimes only 4-6 hours in the evening. They're a lot of proteins, lean meats, salads, yogurts.'
Before and after: In March, Channel 10 released Matt's first promotional picture for The Bachelor (left), which was taken shortly before he began filming. The latest promo shots, taken post production, show him looking trimmer in the face (right)
'Sometimes I'll skip lunch': In July, Matt told Now To Love he'd often skip meals to drop the extra kilos he'd put on while studying at university. Pictured in 2017
Speaking of the months leading up to filming, he told Courier Mail: 'I just couldn't get to the gym as often. I just kind of put on a few kilos.
He continued: 'Leading up to submitting the PhD dissertation there was a lot of work obviously. I was running low on time [to work out].'
Busy man: Speaking of the months leading up to filming, he told Courier Mail : 'I just couldn't get to the gym as often. I just kind of put on a few kilos'. Pictured in 2017
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