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The Bachelor changes his name to ‘Dr Matt Agnew’ on Instagram

That’s Dr Matt Agnew to you! The Bachelor takes advantage of new PhD by changing his Instagram handle to include his prestigious title

Whether an academic chooses to adopt ‘Dr’ before their name after obtaining a PhD  is a personal choice.

And on Tuesday, The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew decided to take advantage of his new qualification by updating his Instagram name to ‘Dr Matt Agnew’.

His new social media handle draws attention to the fact Matt, 31, is the first university researcher to front an Australian dating show.

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Fancy! On Tuesday, The Bachelor's Matt Agnew (pictured) decided to take advantage of his new PhD by updating his Instagram name to 'Dr Matt Agnew'

Fancy! On Tuesday, The Bachelor’s Matt Agnew (pictured) decided to take advantage of his new PhD by updating his Instagram name to ‘Dr Matt Agnew’ 

According to his LinkedIn, Matt obtained his PhD at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology.

It comes after Matt took to Instagram to share a promotional photo for the upcoming series of The Bachelor, which premieres Wednesday, July 31 at 7.30pm.

He posed in a white T-shirt, blue checkered pants and loafers while posing on a purple couch and holding a red rose: the symbol of The Bachelor franchise. 

That's Dr Matt Agnew to you! Matt's new social media handle draws attention to the fact he is the first university researcher to front an Australian dating show. Pictured: Matt's Instagram

That’s Dr Matt Agnew to you! Matt’s new social media handle draws attention to the fact he is the first university researcher to front an Australian dating show. Pictured: Matt’s Instagram

Matt wrote in the caption: ‘Growing up, mum told me not to put my shoes on the couch. Sorry, mum. Probably won’t be the last time I say sorry to mum throughout the wild ride ahead!’ 

Earlier this week, Matt told NW magazine that he didn’t feel any pressure from producers to pick a winner this season.

Had he been in the same situation as Nick Cummins last year (i.e. he didn’t fall in love with anyone) he would have happily walked away single. 

Coming soon! It comes after Matt took to Instagram to share a promotional photo (above) for the upcoming series of The Bachelor, which premieres Wednesday, July 31 at 7.30pm

Coming soon! It comes after Matt took to Instagram to share a promotional photo (above) for the upcoming series of The Bachelor, which premieres Wednesday, July 31 at 7.30pm 

Fortunately, that wasn’t the case, as Matt confirmed to TV Week that he met someone special on the show and they are currently together. 

‘I’m in love,’ he said. ‘I would be hard-pressed to say I’ve been this happy before. This is me at my happiest.’ 

Meanwhile, season seven of The Bachelor will reportedly feature a new twist. 

No worries! Earlier this week, Matt told NW magazine that he didn't feel any pressure from producers to pick a winner this season

No worries! Earlier this week, Matt told NW magazine that he didn’t feel any pressure from producers to pick a winner this season 

No pressure! Had he been in the same situation as Nick Cummins last year (i.e. he didn't fall in love with anyone) he would have happily walked away single. Pictured: Nick Cummins

No pressure! Had he been in the same situation as Nick Cummins last year (i.e. he didn’t fall in love with anyone) he would have happily walked away single. Pictured: Nick Cummins

According to Woman’s Day, one lucky girl will be handed a ‘golden ticket’ in the first episode, which secures her a date with Matt in his hometown.

It’s usually only the final four women who get a hometown visit, meaning this ‘golden ticket’ could be a free pass to the end of the competition.

The Bachelor Australia premieres Wednesday, July 31 at 7.30pm on Channel 10

'I'm in love': Fortunately, that wasn't the case, as Matt confirmed to TV Week that he met someone special on the show and they are currently together

‘I’m in love’: Fortunately, that wasn’t the case, as Matt confirmed to TV Week that he met someone special on the show and they are currently together

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