Matty Johnson is Australia’s next Bachelor

Excellant news this morning that fan favourite Matty Johnson is Australia’s new Bachelor and is ready to embark on his second chance to find true love in a brand new season of The Bachelor Australia.

The cheeky and charming 29-year-old marketing director melted hearts across the country from the moment he met Georgia Love on last year’s season of The Bachelorette Australia.

Matty put his heart on his sleeve, declaring his love for Georgia after a number of single and group dates, but unfortunately she did not feel the same.

Viewers’ hearts broke as Georgia chose Lee Elliott over Matty in the spectacular finale in Singapore. After spending some time getting over his heartbreak, Matty is now ready and committed to meeting the woman with whom he can spend the rest of his life.

Keeping an open mind and an open heart, Matty said: “I feel so privileged that I’ve been given the opportunity to be The Bachelor. Without question, the most exciting part is the chance to meet the girl I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.”

Matty is looking for a kind, intelligent, easy-going woman who shares his passion for the outdoors and the ocean.  Very family orientated, Matty is one of five siblings, a very proud uncle to his sister’s first child George, and eager to start a family of his own.

Matty said: “I’m so excited about the prospect of settling down. Timing is such a crucial factor when it comes to making this commitment and I know wholeheartedly, that there’s nothing I want more.”

Originally from Brisbane, Matty moved to Sydney in his early 20s to work in marketing. A modelling contract took him to Germany and then he later travelled to London, before he returned to Australia last year to be closer to his family.

Executive Producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said: “Viewers loved Matty because he was charming, fun and absolutely genuine. We are delighted to welcome him back as our new Bachelor and can’t wait for Australia to join him on his quest.”