The Bachelor's Emma Roche shuts down comparisons to clingy Cass Wood

She was branded a 'stage 15 clinger' after desperately pursuing Matt Agnew on the premiere of The Bachelor.

And now Emma Roche has furiously responded to the backlash, shutting down comparisons that she's this year's Cass Wood. 

'Cass is a beautiful girl, but I'm nothing like her,' the 32-year-old told OK magazine this week. 

'I definitely DON'T want to come across as Cass!' The Bachelor's Emma Roche has shut down accusations that she's this season's Cass Wood. (Pictured: Emma Roche)

'Cass is a beautiful girl, but I'm nothing like her,' the 32-year-old told OK magazine this week. (Pictured: Cass Wood)

'I definitely DON'T want to come across as Cass!' The Bachelor's Emma Roche (L) has shut down accusations that she's this season's Cass Wood (R) 

'I definitely DON'T want to come across as Cass, whatsoever,' she added firmly.

Cass shot to fame on season six of The Bachelor, where she was memorably branded a 'stage five clinger' over her schoolgirl fixation on Nick Cummins.

While Emma insists that she's nothing like the blonde , the marketing manager did tell OK magazine that she's already keen for Bachelor Matt to meet her family.

'They would love him,' she gushed. 'My family would be thrilled if I were to end up with him.'

Flashback: Cass shot to fame on season six of The Bachelor, where she was memorably branded a 'stage five clinger' over her schoolgirl fixation on Nick Cummins. (Pictured: Cass and Nick on The Bachelor in 2018)

Flashback: Cass shot to fame on season six of The Bachelor, where she was memorably branded a 'stage five clinger' over her schoolgirl fixation on Nick Cummins. (Pictured: Cass and Nick on The Bachelor in 2018)

Fans were introduced to the first 20 girls hoping to find love with new Bachelor Matt Agnew on Wednesday night. 

And the first episode saw viewers baffled by Emma, who was seen planning her to Matt in just minutes of meeting him. 

The Irish-born received a mixed reaction from fans, thanks to her intense debut on the dating show, with some dubbing her a 'stage 15 clinger' and others joking 'she has lost the plot'. 

Too much? The Bachelor's first episode saw viewers baffled by one contestant, Emma, who was seen planning her wedding to Matt in just minutes of meeting him

Freaked out, yet? Matt Agnew, this season's Bachelor, appeared to take Emma's intensity in his stride

Too much? The Bachelor's first episode saw viewers baffled by one contestant, Emma, who was seen planning her to Matt in just minutes of meeting him

Emma kicked things off by describing her dream to astrophysicist Matt within minutes of meeting him for the first time. 

'I'm at the stage of my life right now where I'm really looking for love. I do... I love being in love. I just love love. There's no feeling like it,' she told the hunk.

'I've always dreamed of the , the gown... if it had that sort of classic theme, that would be wonderful,' she said. 

Ouch: The Irish-born beauty received a mixed reaction from fans, thanks to her intense debut, with some dubbing her a 'stage five clinger' and others joking 'she has lost the plot'

Ouch: The Irish-born received a mixed reaction from fans, thanks to her intense debut, with some dubbing her a 'stage five clinger' and others joking 'she has lost the plot'

No holding back: He's just perfect,' Emma gushed after meeting Matt, 'My stomach's just, like, doing somersaults right now'

Full on: Emma kicked things off by describing her dream to astrophysicist Matt within minutes of meeting him for the first time, before declaring she was in love with him

Matt said he was 'intrigued' by Emma and she was seen completely losing her cool, as he approached her for his first chat on entering the mansion. 

'Oh, my goodness. He's just perfect,' Emma gushed after their conversation. 'My stomach's just, like, doing somersaults right now.'

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