The Bachelorette runner-up Matty Johnson.
The Bachelorette runner-up Matty Johnson. Channel 10

The Bachelorette fans rally around devastated Matty J

THE Bachelorette viewers have rallied around the show's heartbroken runner-up Matty Johnson.

The devastated 29-year-old, who said he wished he could just flick switch and not have his feelings for Georgia, was the second highest trending topic on Twitter. behind the reality dating show itself.

While some fans were clearly baffled by Georgia Love's decision, she and winner Lee Elliott didn 't face nearly the same vitriolic backlash on social media that The Bachelor Richie Strahan and his girlfriend Alex Nation received just six weeks ago.

"I'm excited about the fact that I can finally speak openly about everything," he told APN

"I don't like keeping secrets."

There are already calls for him to be the next Bachelor.

Despite his hurt feelings, Matty said he didn't regret going on the show and recommended other men apply for next year's season.

"Take a risk and jump into the deep end and go for it," he said.

"It's definitely not the most traditional way of meeting someone but Georgia was the most incredible woman I've ever met and I wouldn't be able to meet her if it wasn't for the show."