She was branded a ‘stage 15 clinger’ after desperately pursuing Matt Agnew on the premiere of The Bachelor.
And now Emma Roche has furiously responded to the backlash, shutting down comparisons that she’s this year’s Cass Wood.
‘Cass is a beautiful girl, but I’m nothing like her,’ the 32-year-old told OK magazine this week.
‘I definitely DON’T want to come across as Cass!’ The Bachelor’s Emma Roche (L) has shut down accusations that she’s this season’s Cass Wood (R)
‘I definitely DON’T want to come across as Cass, whatsoever,’ she added firmly.
Cass shot to fame on season six of The Bachelor, where she was memorably branded a ‘stage five clinger’ over her schoolgirl fixation on Nick Cummins.
While Emma insists that she’s nothing like the blonde beauty, the marketing manager did tell OK magazine that she’s already keen for Bachelor Matt to meet her family.
‘They would love him,’ she gushed. ‘My family would be thrilled if I were to end up with him.’
Flashback: Cass shot to fame on season six of The Bachelor, where she was memorably branded a ‘stage five clinger’ over her schoolgirl fixation on Nick Cummins. (Pictured: Cass and Nick on The Bachelor in 2018)
Fans were introduced to the first 20 girls hoping to find love with new Bachelor Matt Agnew on Wednesday night.
And the first episode saw viewers baffled by Emma, who was seen planning her wedding to Matt in just minutes of meeting him.
The Irish-born beauty received a mixed reaction from fans, thanks to her intense debut on the dating show, with some dubbing her a ‘stage 15 clinger’ and others joking ‘she has lost the plot’.
Too much? The Bachelor’s first episode saw viewers baffled by one contestant, Emma, who was seen planning her wedding to Matt in just minutes of meeting him
Emma kicked things off by describing her dream wedding to astrophysicist Matt within minutes of meeting him for the first time.
‘I’m at the stage of my life right now where I’m really looking for love. I do… I love being in love. I just love love. There’s no feeling like it,’ she told the hunk.
‘I’ve always dreamed of the wedding, the gown… if it had that sort of classic theme, that would be wonderful,’ she said.
Ouch: The Irish-born beauty received a mixed reaction from fans, thanks to her intense debut, with some dubbing her a ‘stage five clinger’ and others joking ‘she has lost the plot’
Full on: Emma kicked things off by describing her dream wedding to astrophysicist Matt within minutes of meeting him for the first time, before declaring she was in love with him
Matt said he was ‘intrigued’ by Emma and she was seen completely losing her cool, as he approached her for his first chat on entering the mansion.
‘Oh, my goodness. He’s just perfect,’ Emma gushed after their conversation. ‘My stomach’s just, like, doing somersaults right now.’
But viewers were left slightly concerned when the 32-year-old then declared: ‘I love him. No, I really… I don’t, but, yeah… What will our initials be when we get married?’
‘Genuinely, is Emma OK?’ Fans took to Twitter in their droves to question Emma’s behaviour on the show, with some clearly left baffled by her over-zealous attempts to woo Matt
Taking to Twitter in their droves, fans shared their concerns, as one wrote: ‘Emma already planning her wedding after having a three second conversation with Matt?’
Another commented: ‘Genuinely, is Emma OK? I’d say she’s lost the plot but I don’t think she had it to begin with #TheBachelorAU.’
A third joked: ‘Emma is so intense I actually wanna change my name a little bit… #TheBachelorAU.’
‘Matt and I are absolutely perfect together’: Emma made no secret of how much she likes astrophysicist Matt and said she was ‘confident’ he’d pick her to have his golden ticket
‘What will our initials be when we get married?’ The 32-year-old seemed certain Matt was the perfect match for her and continuously made references to the pair tying the knot
As Matt got closer to the other girls, Emma was seen venting her frustration, as she dubbed Chelsie her ‘biggest competition’ and made no secret of the fact she wanted The Bachelor’s golden ticket.
‘I’m just going crazy on the inside. Every fibre of my body is just going insane right now. I need to have this golden ticket tonight. Matt and I are absolutely perfect together and I deserve it,’ she declared.
Matt ended up giving the golden ticket to Elly, securing her a home visit with him.
Fuming: As Matt got closer to the other girls, Emma was seen venting her frustration as she insisted she ‘needed to win’ his golden ticket to secure her a home visit
Hilarious: Fans joked that Emma would go to extreme lengths to get her hands on the golden ticket, after Matt handed it to Elly instead
‘Can someone check on Elly? Worried Emma might have smothered her in her sleep for the Golden Ticket #TheBachelorAU,’ one viewer tweeted after seeing Emma’s reaction.
‘Emma is that quiet psychotic type #TheBachelorAU,’ another added.
‘It’s really obvious why Emma is still single and needs to be on the bachelor…stage 5 clinger much #TheBachelorAU,’ tweeted one fan.
Drama: Emma was not impressed as Matt didn’t give her a rose until the very last minute
‘Way too full on’: Other fans couldn’t resist joking about Emma on Twitter, with one commenting: ‘And Emma has probably already stolen locks of Matt’s hair to cherish’
‘I’d be too scared to even follow Emma on twitter out of fear that somehow would mean I’m now married to her #TheBachelorAU,’ joked one more.
‘Emma (crazy-eyes) gets a Rose and gives off the chilling impression she’s going to get it stenciled and tattooed on her forehead. #TheBachelorAU,’ a fan added when Matt finally handed a rose to Emma, securing her place in the mansion.
Another teased: ‘And Emma has probably already stolen locks of Matt’s hair to cherish #TheBachelorAU.’
She declared at the end of the episode that she is so excited about her ‘future’ with Matt, as host Osher revealed eight new girls are set to crash the mansion and cause a stir.
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