Seeing as every scandal this season was centred around the property analyst— meaning she's guaranteed an insane amount of air time— Elly also reckons Abbie applied the for series in an attempt to boost her notoriety.
"At the time there were comments being made about going on Bachelor In Paradise and Abbie seemed keen. So I questioned whether she was here for the right reasons if she was already thinking about life without Matt on a different TV show," the fan favourite recently dished to a local publication. "She was very vocal about wanting to appear on the program."
Interestingly, Elly isn't the only contestant who has a theory about Abbie overstaying her welcome. Last week, eliminated Bachie star Kristen Czyszek told Yahoo, that although she hasn't made herself a favourite in her fellow contestants' eyes, Matt is yet to see her true colours.
"I think it's really hard to understand people's comments when he (Matt) hasn't seen that side and only experienced wonderful moments with her (Abbie)," Kristen revealed. "Matt knows what he wants and so he's just pursuing what he wants, that's why she's still there."
“Abbie has such a big personality and we all have different ways of coping in [The Bachelor] environment, she copes with a lot of things through laughs and jokes."
It turns out their concerns were warranted— Abbie feelings for Matt Agnew do appear to be disingenuous.
New footage has emerged showing this year's villain "cringing" at the hunky scientist during an unauthorised viewing party for the show's premiere episode, which took place back in July.
The leaked clip begins with the 23-year-old sitting in front of the TV watching Matt introduce himself before the person filming yells, "Abbie" hoping to capture her response to the scene on camera.
"That's so cringe," a disgruntled Abbie groaned as she turned around and pulled a face.
WATCH the footage below
Abbie's sister Jolie originally shared the video from the boozy viewing party to her Instagram story however she later deleted it— perhaps at Network 10's request?
Since the footage surfaced, Abbie has hit back at claims she was slamming the astrophysicist, telling the Daily Mail that her facial expressions "had nothing to do with Matt".
"The footage referred to is from a viewing party for Episode 1. The ‘cringe’ comment was in relation to seeing myself on television for the first time and the Gemini joke."