Actor Charlie O'Connell has already whittled his choice of wife down to two women on US reality show the bachelor, and he's now spending time away from them to see which one he misses the most.

Last week (ends25MAR05), O'Connell, the brother of KANGAROO JACK star Jerry O'connell, made his debut as the man searching for his ideal mate through a long line of romantic hopefuls.

And while audiences have weeks of watching him cut through the contenders, O'Connell, a champion fencer, admits he's very close to making his final choice.

He says, "I'm down to two girls, and I'm trying to figure out which girl's right for me in the real world right now. That's just the most honest way to go into it.

"And one of the most important things in a relationship is missing each other. And that's where I'm at right now is seeing which girl I miss more. I'm talking to them on the phone and I'm trying to figure it out from there."

29/03/2005 08:58