Matty J and Laura’s awkward Melbourne Cup run-in with his ex

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Bachelor stars Matty J and Laura Byrne were faced with an awkward arrival at the Melbourne Cup’s Birdcage on Tuesday when they found themselves face-to-face with Georgia Love

WATCH: Georgia Love refused entry at the gates during Melbourne Cup

News reporter and former reality star Georgia was forced to awkwardly interview her Bachelorette ex Matty and his fiancée, Laura, while working for Studio 10.

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Matty J and Laura Byrne stunned on Cup Day (Credit: Getty)

It was a tense encounter for the threesome, but Matt kept his arm around Laura, 33, to try and diffuse the pressure.

Bachelorette fans will remember that Georgia, 31, left Matty, 32, heartbroken on the reality TV show back in 2016 when she ditched him in favour of her now fiancé Lee Elliot.  

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Georgia hosted the pink carpet at the event (Credit: Getty)

The interview was clearly uncomfortable for all concerned, judging by the trio’s animated facial expressions. 

At one point, Laura couldn’t hold it in any longer, pursed her lips and looked extremely unimpressed as Georgia held her microphone close to her beau. 


Earlier, Georgia revealed she was refused entry when she arrived at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, despite her role of “pink carpet” correspondent

Speaking during a live cross on Studio 10, Georgia told co-host Kerri-Anne Kennerley she had been snubbed by officials and “wasn’t allowed through the gates”.

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Georgia had been refused entry to Flemington Race Course earlier in the day (Credit: Instagram )

When Kerri-Anne described how many of the celebs had opted to arrive in style in an Uber helicopter, Georgia said her entrance wasn’t as grand.

“I came in a taxi this morning and wasn’t allowed through the gates… so I ran about five kilometres,” Georgia told Kerri-Anne.

“This is why I am up and about early in the morning!”

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