Bachelor in Paradise's Ciarran Stott and Matt Whyatt are set to face off in a Battle of the Bachelors boxing match for charity.
Team Ellis Boxing, who are facilitating the bout, promoted the show on Instagram overnight: "After their heated exchanges on @bachelorinparadiseau, @ciarranstott and @mattwhyatt are settling their on-screen TV beef in the ring- in a full-contact, scored boxing bout at the home of Australian boxing, the Melbourne Pavilion, on Team Ellis Boxing's show!"
They also encouraged punters to apply to "fight alongside" stars from shows like Big Brother, Love Island and The Bachelorette, by entering their Pretender to Contender boxing training camp. The Team Ellis Boxing Instagram is peppered with other reality TV stars like Married at First Sight's Ryan Gallagher and Bachie's Paddy Colliar. Even Big Brother winner Chad Hurst follows the page!
Sharing the news himself, Matt said that he'd be raising money for athletes' recovery. "Things got heated on TV now it's time to sort it like men, trust me Im not shy of taking a hit so I hope you're ready!
"Let's go bang it out in the ring and leave it in there after 🥊." "Let's dance 👊🏼," Ciarran replied.
Ciarran also posted the promotional image on his own Instagram, adding that he'd be raising money for charities working towards ending domestic violence and advocating for men's mental health. "It's nothing personal. It's me or you. And it's definitely not going to be me. Not in front of all these people.
"P.S. @mattwhyatt a good edit won't save you here lad 😂," he jibed, with Matt replying, "Can not wait 🥊."
Ciarran and Matt fought on Bachelor in Paradise this season over Ciarran's ex, Renee Barrett. Matt left the series with Renee, but not before telling Ciarran to stay out of his ex's life. Renee's storyline on the series, where she started to process her still very raw breakup with Ciarran, and started to fall for Matt, was one of the highlights of the season.
It was especially poignant next to the strange masculinity and possessiveness of Matt and Ciarran, who very nearly came to blows when Ciarran accused Matt of "backpedalling" on an unseen promise to seek his permission before pursuing Renee on the show.
While a date for the bout is as yet unknown, the Battle of the Bachelors is scheduled to take place at Melbourne Pavilion. Considering Matt and Renee are no longer an item, it doesn't seem like there's much for the pair to fight about, except some ridiculous "bro code" . . .