In what I’m calling an excellent choice Ten has announced the new Bachelor who will be trying to find new love later this year.
Richie Strahan from the highly successful first season of The Bachelorette Australia will return to television screens in the new season of The Bachelor Australia, continuing his quest to find true love.
The, 30-year-old industrial rope technician from Western Australia won over Australian audiences when he was chosen by Bachelorette Sam Frost to go on a “growing old date”, in which special effects transformed the pair into a couple in their 80s.
The date at the local lawn bowls club, which saw the pair play bingo and dance the afternoon away, cemented Richie as a favourite to win Sam’s heart. Unfortunately bingo and dancing were not enough to capture Sam’s heart and Richie failed to receive a rose in an emotional penultimate episode.
Richie’s experience on The Bachelorette Australia has not perturbed him from finding “the one”. The modest, endearing and intelligent bachelor – who includes among his list of hobbies motorcycle riding, fishing, surfing, camping and playing AFL – is ready to embrace this wonderful new opportunity.
Describing himself as a genuine Aussie bloke, Richie is looking for an easy-going, down-to-earth woman who loves life, has a great sense of humour and is comfortable in her own skin.
Richie said: “I am feeling excited, nervous but mostly thrilled about potentially meeting the woman of my dreams.
“I am hoping that through this experience I will meet someone who shares my passion for life, someone that I can wake up to every morning and know I have found that special person that I can spend the rest of my life with.”
Host of The Bachelor Australia, Osher Günsberg, said: “I could not think of anybody better. Of course I am biased because I got to know Richie quite well in 2015, however I know that I share the sentiment of anyone that watched The Bachelorette Australia when I say, all I want is for him to find the right person.
“I am very excited for this season because Australia is already behind Richie. In 2016, we get to help him find love. How good is that?”
Network Ten Executive Producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said: “Richie won so many hearts around the country last year in season one of The Bachelorette Australia. Now, as one of Australia’s most eligible young men, it is his turn to find love.
“We are delighted to welcome Richie back as our new Bachelor and send him on his very own romantic adventure, the emotional rollercoaster ride that is The Bachelor Australia.”
Past seasons of The Bachelor Australia have resulted in fairy-tale endings for Bachelors Tim Robards, Blake Garvey and Sam Wood. With his turn fast approaching, will Richie meet the woman of his dreams?