Season 14 of the hit ABC show The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love has been the most exciting, scandal-ridden, controversial one to date. People were aghast at hunky pilot Jake Pavelka’s final choice of “bad girl” Vienna Girardi, and stories of infidelity are already swirling, so the question is: will it last?
Well, if anyone has an idea of their chances it has to be one of the past Bachelors. RadarOnline.com caught up with ex-Bachelor Matt Grant, the hunky British star of season 12, The Bachelor: London Calling, and in an exclusive interview Matt dishes on what he thought of the past season and what chances he gives the newly engaged couple of actually making it down the aisle in the future.
Matt shares that he thinks the past season was one of the best, with the hottest selection of women to date, scandal and controversy to fuel the fires and, the icing on the cake – a great surprise finale.
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Matt says that if Jake has made the wrong choice he can understand only too well how easy it is to do. Explaining that everything happens so quickly on the show it’s very easy to get wrapped up in the moment and make a mistake. Matt admits that he realized he had made a mistake just two weeks after getting down on one knee and proposing to his lady of choice, Shayne Lamas.
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Matt’s advice to Jake? “If you realize you’ve ballsed up and made the wrong decision just come straight out and admit it,” he says.
Knowing only too well what it’s like to get caught up in the make believe world of reality TV, Matt predicts that, “Jake’s not going to know for another couple of months if he has made the right decision.”
Matt points out that the two have a lot working against them with stories of their pasts coming back to haunt them and exes crawling out of the woodwork, predicting, “I really can’t see it lasting.”
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Matt goes on to explain that although the series is filmed over a period of weeks the actual amount of time that Jake and Vienna have spent together, and the opportunities they have had to really get to know each other, has been limited. “You have to understand that Jake and Vienna have probably spent less than 48 hours together. He’s proposed to a woman he’s known less than 48 hours. So statistically we know we have some serious problems here.”
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As the dust settles for Jake and Vienna and they come off of the high of the last few fairy tale weeks, they now start the process of getting to know each other in the harsh light of reality. But Matt fears, going by his experience of finding love on reality TV, that there’s not too much hope. “I think Jake will know in his heart about now if there’s any chance for them. Good luck to them but I don’t fancy their chances.”