The Bachelor Recap: Matt Grant Cuts 10, Keeps 15 Babes

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The Bachelor returned to TV last night and when we first laid eyes on Matt Grant, we were go glad that jackass Brad Womack is officially Bachelor history.

The debonair Englishman - the first international star in 12 seasons of The Bachelor - didn't waste any time charming the panties off his 25 potential ex-fiancees.

In one case, literally.

The Bachelor debuted last night with a cocktail party starring the handsome Matt Grant - and as the 25 women arrived, they had no idea he was British.

Not that they minded. After a night of getting to know them, Grant cut 10 women and got ready to embark on a journey with his 15 favorites.

Grant. Matt Grant.

How did Matt Grant reach his difficult decisions?

One by one, the women got out of the limo to meet The Bachelor, Matt Grant. Of course, everyone was nervous but he tried hard to put them at ease.

Some girls were confused by the accent and asked him where he was from. He took it all in stride, joking and flirting with the women.

At first, Matt Grant seemed most attracted to blondes, but a few others, like Marshana and Robin, caught his eye as well.

The women stopped at nothing to make a great first impression. Chelsea arm wrestled Matt and faked a loss to appease her. That's a new one.

Michelle P. played the clarinet while Ashlee sang a song that she wrote especially for Matt. Denise sparked a political debate and Carri chewed through a tin can.

Seriously, it had to be seen to be believed.

Stacey was craziest of all with a foul mouth, aggressive flirting, and the coup de gras - going Britney Spears style and removing her underwear in public.

She shoved it Matt's pocket. This pretty much punched her ticket home.

In a bit of a surprised, Matt decided to give the first impression rose to a woman that he actually didn't get to spend much time with.

Amanda R. is thrilled, but shocked to receive the first rose! OMG!

Host Chris Harrison arrives and announces that it's time for the first rose ceremony and Matt Grant has 14 additional roses to present. He gives roses to:

  1. Shayne Lamas
  2. Michelle P.
  3. Marshana
  4. Ashlee
  5. Chelsea
  6. Noelle
  7. Erin S.
  8. Amy
  9. Carri
  10. Kristine
  11. Robin
  12. Kelly
  13. Holly
  14. Erin H.

Which therefore means that Alyssa, Amanda P., Denise, Devon, Lesley, Michele, Rebecca, Stacey, Tamara and Tiffany are going home from The Bachelor.

Sad. But life goes on. Matt Grant makes a toast to "my amazing 15" and asks them all for "the best British 'cheers' you've ever given in your lives" as they toast to the weeks ahead. We can't wait either, baby. We can't wait.

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What is happening with Shane and Matt?

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glad to see Marshana go. I thought she'd be able to stay the whole time and get to get the final rose simply because of political correcteness. Now I know I'll watch the show to the end. But hey they rarely stay together!

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]
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