CONFIRMED: Meet Your 2018 Bachelor Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins
After a bunch of speculation this week, it has been confirmed that Nick Cummins (aka Honey Badger) will be Australia’s next Bachelor. This is actually real life.
The news was confirmed on The Project this evening and was followed up with the announcement that he’ll be interviewed on the show tomorrow via Twitter:
— The Project (@theprojecttv) March 14, 2018
The blurry announcement was quickly followed up by an official post on the Bachelor Australia Facebook page:
Say hello to our new Bachelor, Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins ????
The Aussie Wallabies player has become somewhat of a cult icon in recent years, beloved for his one-liners and attracting fan groups and a huge Instagram following.
While it had been rumoured earlier this year that Georgia Love’s ex Cameron Cranley would front the next series (possibly with his brother?!) it seems the network may have had a change of heart.
Badger will be a bit of a wildcard bachy, likely to draw in viewers to see what he’ll do next and just like last year’s The Bachelorette Sophie Monk, it helps that he is already a famous face we know and love.
In our opinion, the Honey Badger as Australia’s next bachy is a stroke of genius and will deliver television gold. It’s gonna go off like a raw prawn!!
The reactions from other Bachelor fans have been mixed, with users flocking to social media to share their thoughts.
— Courtney Gould (@heyycourtt) March 14, 2018
Well this season of The Bachelor won’t lack in personality or humour!! ????
— Lauren Hill (@lozzhill) March 14, 2018
— soph (@sophie_burley) March 14, 2018
Are all the bachelor/ettes now going to be famous? Will be entertaining though
— Tahlia P (@tahlia4204) March 14, 2018
Oh heck yes!!!!!!!!!!
— Clare Rigden (@iamclare) March 14, 2018
WATCH: The Funniest Moments of Nick Cummins The Honey Badger