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'I have had some lessons': The Bachelor's Matty J unveils portrait of Laura Byrne during romantic single date ... as the designer reveals she has fallen in LOVE with him

It's come down to just three contestants.

And emotions were running high as Matty Johnson took Laura Byrne, Elise Stacy and Tara Pavlovic on romantic single dates during Wednesday night's episode of The Bachelor.

During Matty's date with Laura he attempted to redeem his earlier drawing attempts, presenting her with a revised sketch of the brunette beauty.  

'I have had some lessons': The Bachelor's Matty J unveils portrait of Laura Byrne during romantic single date

'I have had some lessons': The Bachelor's Matty J unveils portrait of Laura Byrne during romantic single date 

The episode opened with Matty taking a contemplative surf at a deserted beach, mulling over which girl should be his final choice.

First to have her single date was Laura, who was preparing to declare her feelings after fumbling over her words during the hometown visit. 

Pulling up in a vintage blue sports car, Matty whisked Laura off on an exhilarating drive along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.

Drive: Pulling up in a vintage blue sports car, Matty whisked Laura off on an exhilarating drive along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria

Drive: Pulling up in a vintage blue sports car, Matty whisked Laura off on an exhilarating drive along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria

Jumping off: Matty revealed the two would be taking a leap of faith and paragilding

Jumping off: Matty revealed the two would be taking a leap of faith and paragilding

After speeding things up Matty revealed the two would be taking a leap of faith and paragilding.  

'I'm starting to feel a little bit concerned by the fact that he constantly wants to throw me off and out of things,' Laura joked. 

 'I'm actually gonna jump off a cliff for this guy!' 

Leap of faith: After their thrill seeking date the pair enjoyed a passionate kiss on the beach  

Leap of faith: After their thrill seeking date the pair enjoyed a passionate kiss on the beach  

After their exhilarating glide through the sky, Laura was ready to declare her feelings for Matty. 

As they enjoyed wine over candlelight, Matty revealed he was worried Laura didn't love him.

'I don't want to push Laura. I'm gonna let Laura say what she feels comfortable with, and I'll leave it at that,' he explained in a voiceover.

Revealed: Laura was ready to declare her feelings for Matty after their date 

Revealed: Laura was ready to declare her feelings for Matty after their date 

Awkward: During their first date Matty had draw a less than stellar portrait of Laura 

Awkward: During their first date Matty had draw a less than stellar portrait of Laura 

He's had lessons: Matty revealed he had been practicing his skill with pen and paper 

He's had lessons: Matty revealed he had been practicing his skill with pen and paper 

'Because I think even though Laura really likes me, maybe she's just not gonna fall in love with me in this kind of environment.'  

Hoping to redeem himself after his botched drawing of Laura during their first single date, Matty unveiled a surprise. 

'I have had some lessons,' he explained, presenting Laura with a stunning sketch of herself. 

'I am utterly falling in love with you': Overcome with emotion at the romantic gesture, the present proved the push Laura needed to declare her feelings

'I am utterly falling in love with you': Overcome with emotion at the romantic gesture, the present proved the push Laura needed to declare her feelings

'It is truly the best feeling in the world': Laura gushed over her feeling for Matty 

'It is truly the best feeling in the world': Laura gushed over her feeling for Matty 

Overcome with emotion at the romantic gesture, the present proved the push Laura needed to declare her feelings. 

 'I am utterly falling in love with you, I genuinely am,' she revealed. 

'And it is truly the best feeling in the world.'

Meanwhile, things were full steam ahead when Matty pulled up in train to pick up Elise and take her out.

The love express: Matty picked up Elise for a romantic steam train ride 

The love express: Matty picked up Elise for a romantic steam train ride 

Intimate: After travelling through secluded woods, the couple reached a campsite, where things got serious

Intimate: After travelling through secluded woods, the couple reached a campsite, where things got serious

After travelling through secluded woods, the couple reached a campsite, where things got serious.

While Matty revealed he felt a strong bond thanks to their similar interests, Elise hesitated before confessing her feelings.

'I don't fall for people very often, but I kind of know when I do. Everything kind of makes sense,' Elisa said. 

'I can see a future with us. And yeah, I am falling in love with you.' 

'I am falling in love with you': Elise confessed to having strong feelings for Matty 

'I am falling in love with you': Elise confessed to having strong feelings for Matty 

 Things took full flight for Matty and Tara on their single date, the marketing manager picking the nanny up in a sea plane.

'He doesn't tell me to be quiet and stop laughing and stop being silly. I can just do that and we both love it,' Tara gushed.

'When you're laughing, you're happy and Tara makes me happy,' Matty said. 

After their flight the two settled enjoyed several passionate kisses on board a luxurious yacht.

Romantic: Things took full flight for Matty and Tara on their single date, the marketing manager picking the nanny up in a sea plane

Romantic: Things took full flight for Matty and Tara on their single date, the marketing manager picking the nanny up in a sea plane

'He doesn't tell me to be quiet and stop laughing and stop being silly': Tara gushed about her feelings for Matty 

'He doesn't tell me to be quiet and stop laughing and stop being silly': Tara gushed about her feelings for Matty 

'When you're laughing, you're happy and Tara makes me happy': Matty said his feelings for Tara grew stronger with every date 

'When you're laughing, you're happy and Tara makes me happy': Matty said his feelings for Tara grew stronger with every date 

 During an intense one-on-one conversation, Tara revealed she wasn't in love with Matty yet but could see it happening soon.

'I really really like you and, um, I can see myself falling in love with you so soon,' Tara said.  

'I want you at the end of this.'

'I can see myself falling in love with you': Tara revealed she wasn't in love with Matty yet but could see it happening soon

'I can see myself falling in love with you': Tara revealed she wasn't in love with Matty yet but could see it happening soon

Nightmare: Her worst fears were confirmed when Matty called Elise's name instead of hers, sending her home instead

Nightmare: Her worst fears were confirmed when Matty called Elise's name instead of hers, sending her home instead

Meanwhile after the three dates, a conflicted Matty struggled over who he should send home. 

Picking Laura first, he made his final choice between Elise and Tara.  

In the end, goofy jokes couldn't save Tara from elimination, the bubbly 27-year-old sent packing by Matty J.

A shattered Tara revealed she was heartbroken, saying: 'I do want to end up with an amazing guy. And I thought it was Matty.' 

'I really don't want to go home': Fan favourite Tara Pavlovic is eliminated by Matty J  

'I really don't want to go home': Fan favourite Tara Pavlovic is eliminated by Matty J  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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