Congratulations on making it to the top 50 — have you been in it before?
“This is my fourth year. I think my first year was 2005, and I’ve had a couple of years in between then and now.”
So as a veteran, do you think you have an upper hand?
“[Laughs] I don’t know whether I can sabotage anyone at this point, I think it’s a little bit too late. But it’s such a great event. I’m sitting here talking with people I never would’ve bumped into before in my life. There’s a whole bunch of guys standing around telling funny stories. It’s a really light entertainment sort of time.”
Darren McMullen said he’s going to get the coaches on The Voice to tweet for him. What’s your strategy?
“I’m getting my judges to follow him as well, so I’m actually going to get The X Factor to vote for Darren as well. Darren’s a great mate of mine and I think it’s really fun that we can muck around at things like these. We rocked up before and he came five minutes late, and I said, ‘Mate, when was your call time?’ And he said, ‘Well when you host the number one show in Australia . . .’ I see him at so many different events and everyone’s like, ‘Are you allowed to talk to each other?’ It’s like, ‘Yes, we are.’”
Do you have any funny memories or anecdotes from past Bachelor years?
“There was one a few years ago that was down in Melbourne. I had to work, so I flew in that night, but a whole lot of the boys were so drunk because they went and played poker all day, so we’re sitting down there, and it’s fun to sit and watch really, really drunk people when you’re really sober. So that was good. And there were a lot of girls who were very happy with that that night, because they were maybe easy targets for them.”