The Honey Badger Nick Commins The Bachelor 2018

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 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 ????

Posted by The Bachelor Australia on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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.

WATCH: The Funniest Moments of Nick Cummins The Honey Badger