But in a shock twist, it has been revealed the 32-year-old already knows Angie from the outside world.
Intruder alert! The Bachelorette intruder Ryan Anderson’s secret past with Angie Kent has been revealed ahead of his debut on the show
‘It started as common interest in the rescue-dog scene,’ Ryan said, referring to their their early encounter banter on social media.
‘If you have a look at one of her (Kent’s) Instagram posts I jokingly said ‘where do I sign up?” he previously told
The hunk, who is an assistance-dog charity ambassador said he wanted to ask Angie to be his date to a gala ball, before she revealed she was the Bachelorette.
Canine companions! Speaking to TV Week, Ryan (pictured) has revealed how he previously crossed paths with Angie, and how he couldn’t pass on the opportunity to compete for her heart on the show
While the news may have ruined his immediate plans, Ryan said he started thinking about whether he could actually appear as a contestant on the show himself.
‘I let it be at first… but then I thought, ‘I’m going to get that date regardless’ and subsequently applied for the show,’ he told TV Week.
Ryan said his previous interaction with Angie created a bit of a jealousy among his fellow contestants on the show.
Must love dogs! Ryan (pictured), who is an assistance-dog charity ambassador, said he wanted to ask Angie to be his date to a gala ball, before she revealed she was the Bachelorette
Familiar turf! Ryan (right) will make his debut on the show in one of the upcoming challenges with Angie (left)
In a promo for the upcoming episode, Angie told Ryan she’s ‘so happy’ to see him, while the men vocalised their agony at having to compete against another contestant.
‘They thought there were ulterior motives because of the previous contact between Angie and me… It didn’t bother me too much – I’m here for Angie,’ Ryan said.
The Bachelorette continues Wednesday night at 7.30pm on Ten.
Pleased to meet you! In a promo for the episode, Angie (left) tells Ryan (right) she’s ‘so happy’ to see him, while the men vocalise their agony at having to compete against another bloke