"I didn't go out of my way to do it," he said to relieved looking Angie.
The shock revelation was made on last night's show after the pair bonded during a steamy one-on-one date.
"What a question!" Ryan said after being quizzed about whether he had previously applied to be on the show.
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"I guess I’ll explain that to Angie because I don’t think you’re aware that I went through the audition for Ali’s season and never heard back," he added.
"Apparently he came just for me but apparently he also auditioned for f***ing Ali! So…," Angie said, before adding: “Oh my god, what if he slides into Ali’s DMs too?”
"You know what, I kinda think if it’s meant to be, it will and I’m just going to leave it to the universe," Ryan replied.
Hometown visits started tonight with the top four remaining contestants: Timm Hanly, Jackson Garlick, Ryan Anderson and Carlin Sterritt.