The Bachelor Australia returns with new format and 3 leading men

The Bachelor Australia on Ten is returning, with a new format, new location and three bachelors looking to find love.

Hosted by Osher Günsberg, The Bachelors Australia is made for Network 10 by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

The Bachelors Australia -(L-R) Felix Von Hofe, Jed McIntosh and Thomas Malucelli.

Bachelor Felix Von Hofe said: “For me, the most attractive quality a girl can have is a good sense of humour. My dream date would be anything where it ends up hurting to laugh, because if we’re both laughing the whole time then it can’t get much better.”

Born in a small town outside Florence in Italy, Thomas Malucelli said: “The idea of finding the love of my life in a context that is so out of my comfort zone really excites me.”

Mood Monroe lead drummer and songwriter, Jed McIntosh, from Victoria, said he’s looking for a woman who is confident, passionate, empathetic, and ready to commit.

McIntosh said: “A woman willing to find love on a public platform is the confidence I need in a partner.”

With triple the suitors, Ten said it was the perfect opportunity for the network to move the bachelor’s headquarters to the Sunshine State.

2021’s season saw Ten go back to the formula of bringing in an unknown bachelor, 31-year-old pilot Jimmy Nicholson, after bringing across Survivor contestant Locky Gilbert for 2020’s season, and former Wallabies star Nick Cummins in 2018.

The 2021 Bachelor finale with Nicholson brought in a metro audience of 629,000 metro viewers, while the premiere saw 621,000 metro viewers tune in.

The 2020 season, which was delayed due to COVID, brought in 681,000 metro viewers in its premiere episode, with the season featuring Survivor’s Locky Gilbert. The season concluded with 890,000 metro viewers watching the winner announcement.

In 2018, former Wallabies player Cummins, delivered the program’s best opening ratings as 950,000 metro viewers watched the first episode, and 1.241 million witnessed him not pick a partner at the end of the process.

2019’s season of The Bachelor, fronted by media-unknown, astrophysicist Matt Agnew, launched to 828,000 metro viewers and had 1.17 million viewers tune in to see him make his final decision.

Stay tuned to Mumbrella next week for our chat with The Bachelor executive producer, Hilary Innes.


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