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TEN reveals Richie Strahan as the new Bachelor for 2016 | @ChannelTen @richie_strahan

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Richie Strahan
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Network Ten has confirmed Richie Strahan from the 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 handsome, 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.”