Channel Ten reveals Australia's first star of The Bachelor

Channel Ten reveals Australia's first star of The Bachelor

Ten has announced the star and future heart breaker of its new series The Bachelor. Bondi chiropractor and former model Tim Robards has been named the first Australian to search for a soul mate from 25 vying bachelorettes.

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The commissioning of the American reality show was announced in May to be produced by Shine Australia

A spokesperson from the network told B&T, “Tim Robards was chosen because he ticks all the boxes: he has a successful career as a full-time chiropractor, good looks, is charming, has strong family values and is looking for love.”

Robards has an online following thanks to a former modeling career with Chadwick Models that has seen him grace the cover of DNA magazine’s 2006 mardi gras edition. He’s also been the face of Aussie Bum, has worked as a promotional model and was one of the 50 candidates for Cleo’s 2011 Bachelor of the Year.

The Bachelor is the network’s latest reality television offering after failed screenings of The Shire, Everybody Dance Now and I Will Survive.

Last night’s episode of Masterchef’s latest season was the 5th most popular program for the 25s to 54s demographic, taking 772,000 viewers and having peaked at 1.03m.

A spokesperson from the network told B&T the network is confident Australian viewers will embrace the show as Americans have across the program’s 17 seasons.

“The response to The Bachelor so far has been overwhelming, and we are looking forward to seeing what Australia thinks of this series,” they said.

Channel 10 hasn’t revealed whether Robards will end the season by getting down on one knee and proposing to his chosen bachelorette.

Filming will commence in Palm Beach next week and screening dates have not yet been announced. 

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