It's official, fellow rose-huffers: The Bachelor is coming to The Land Down Undah! That's right, Australia and its population of kangaroos are being blessed with their very own The Bachelor franchise, starring veteran male model / chiropractor Tim Robards. Can you imagine all the sensual massages that are about to take place?! The kangaroos are all going to go blind.
Like in the OG American series, Tim will search for his soulmate amongst 25 gorgeous bachelorettes, and will hopefully end the season lucky in love with the gal of his dreams. Either way, filming starts next week in Palm Beach, so Tim better oil up his abs and prepare for the ride of his life!
“Tim Robards was chosen because he ticks all the boxes," a source from production company Shine Australia tells B&T. "He has a successful career as a full-time chiropractor, good looks, is charming, has strong family values and is looking for love.”
Apparently, Tim already has a strong "online following" thanks to his modeling work. Not only did he land the 2006 cover of DNA Magazine's mardi gras edition, he's was the face of Aussie Bum, and was a top contender in Cleo's 2011 Bachelor of the Year. Talk about a catch!
“The response to The Bachelor so far has been overwhelming, and we are looking forward to seeing what Australia thinks of this series,” a spokesperson for Channel 10 says.
Sigh, you know what that means. Fire up the barbecue and start binge-drinking Fosters, mates!