The Bachelorette contestant Tommy Saggus.
The Bachelorette contestant Tommy Saggus. Channel 10

Tommy goes home in emotional Bachelorette episode

THE Bachelorette has lost another one of its nice guys, Tommy Saggus.

The Brisbane employment coach made an emotional exit from the reality dating show tonight after opening up to star Georgia Love about his romantic struggles on a group date.

In a tearful farewell, Ms Love thanked him for wearing his heart on his sleeve but said she didn't feel like she was the right woman for him.

"I hope people see I'm a genuine guy looking for love," he told APN.

"People might say it was a mercy kill, but I hope not. I don't want anyone's sympathy. It was a bit of a unique situation and I think my reaction was because of the timing."

The 32-year-old returned serviceman, who was in the army for seven years, said he decided to apply for the show after a decade of being unlucky in love.

Tommy and Clancy compete in a billy kart race on a group date in a scene from The Bachelorette.
Tommy and Clancy compete in a billy kart race on a group date in a scene from The Bachelorette. Channel 10

"It's been 10 years since I felt that amazing connection and used the word love with someone," he said.

"I'm not a confident person when it comes to women. I'm not the kind of person who can walk up to a girl and start a conversation. My hope was doing this show will give me the encouragement and confidence to talk to more women."

He hopes viewers will get to see more of his Bachelorette mansion room mates Ryan Palk and Matty Johnson.

"People need to see how amazing Ryan is," he said.

"I don't have a favourite, but a few guys in there I'd like to see in love because they deserve it. Ryan and Matty J are the guys I feel deserve to leave there in love."

Mr Saggus also formed a close friendship with fellow Brisbane resident Rhys Chilton, who has been at the centre of a media storm after it was revealed he was in the process of getting divorced when he went on the show.

"You've only seen one dimension of Rhys on the TV at the moment," he said. "I know the kind of person he is and I'm proud to say he's a good friend of mine.

"My confidence did take a bit of a blow... I was lucky to have him look after me. I've given him a call to make sure he's OK."