The Bachelorette: Ben Lyall still single - video

NICHE MARKET:  'I looked like I’d had a few drinks before I’d ever got there - crazy eyes going everywhere, especially when I was in the limo,' says ex-Bachelorette contestant Ben Lyall. Picture: Robert Peet

NICHE MARKET: 'I looked like I’d had a few drinks before I’d ever got there - crazy eyes going everywhere, especially when I was in the limo,' says ex-Bachelorette contestant Ben Lyall. Picture: Robert Peet

Ben Lyall, 32, may have had his run on The Bachelorette short-lived, but the Balgownie miner said he had “a killer of a time”.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 'As a bit of banter I always say my tinder can only go 2000 kilometres and I’m still not getting any matches, so Bachelorette it is," says Ben Lyall.
The only suit jack Ben owns is the one he wore on the first episode of The Bachelorette. Picture: Supplied

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 'As a bit of banter I always say my tinder can only go 2000 kilometres and I’m still not getting any matches, so Bachelorette it is," says Ben Lyall. The only suit jack Ben owns is the one he wore on the first episode of The Bachelorette. Picture: Supplied

He missed out on receiving a rose from television beauty Georgie Love on Thursday night, but that’s OK because he made lots of new friends.

“They’re all legends,” he told the Illawarra Mercury of the other contestants in the mansion.

They’re all legends and there I am rubbernecking around with my crazy eyes. - Ben Lyall

“There I am rubbernecking around with my crazy eyes.

“I’ve actually walked into a doctor and the doctor goes ‘have you got thyroid?’ apparently thyroid makes something wrong with your eyes.”

Mr Lyall did admit his eyes looked a little more crazy than normal, which also prompted “three nervous poos” of which he told Ms Love on their first meeting.

Ben tells the Mercury why you should date him.

“I probably should’ve eased into it, but if I can’t come home and tell my partner about what I've done during the day, how am I going to watch her give birth,” he said.

The excited, blonde-haired larrikin said he knows he “appeals to a niche market” but he is quite successful and owns six properties around Wollongong.

“I do look crazy but I’ve got myself set up,” he said.

“I’m biased, but I think I’m an amazing lover, unless you call 10 rabbit seconds amazing.”

Mr Lyall kept his reality TV stint quiet by booking a trip to Bali right before going on, telling his mates he was off to find himself.

Some of them had suspicions considering he’s always the life of the party and doesn’t like doing things by himself.

But it wasn’t until they were invited to his “Bachie Party” for the first episode that they discovered and cheered on his five minutes of fame.

Now that he’s out of the testosterone filled love fest, Mr Lyall is still looking for love and hopes his “best mate” will surface as a result of the exposure.

He’s looking for someone that has good energy, can have a laugh with the boys and likes a drink or two.

"Georgia's like a fine wine; she’s smart, intelligent, sexy. I’m looking for a Passion Pop type girl. I want about five per cent trash-bag in a girl." 

While wine-drinkers are acceptable too.

“I’m only new to drinking wine, I can only drink the fruity red stuff like borderline black currant juice … it feels like you’ve swallowed a rainbow.”

The Bachelorette, Georgia Love. "Georgia's like a fine wine ... I’m looking for a Passion Pop type girl," says Ben Lyall. Picture: Supplied

The Bachelorette, Georgia Love. "Georgia's like a fine wine ... I’m looking for a Passion Pop type girl," says Ben Lyall. Picture: Supplied

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