Network Ten has confirmed Nick Cummins is the new Australian Bachelor.
Cummins had a 15-test match career with the Australian Wallabies, played a season with the Australian Sevens, earned a Commonwealth Games silver medal, and played with the Western Force and overseas in Japan.
Earning the nickname “Honey Badger” because of his strength, ferocity and toughness, Cummins was a crowd favourite.
Currently taking a break from the game, Cummins has also become a media favourite.
He was recently announced as co-host with Dannii Minogue of season three of Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster shot in Los Angeles (to be released mid-2018), he co-developed and starred in National Geographic Channel’s Meanwhile in Australia…, which will be launched this year, and was the face of Tourism Australia’s global youth campaign Aussie News Today.
He has written two books about his life (a third book is in the works), travels extensively and has appeared in advertising campaigns for several high-profile brands.
Network Ten executive producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said: “We are delighted that Nick has agreed to be Australia’s next Bachelor. He will bring a refreshing, honest and cheeky energy to season six. On top of all his incredible achievements, he is both lovable and surprising. I know he will be a phenomenal Bachelor.”
Hosted by Osher Günsberg, The Bachelor Australia is a Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia production for Network Ten.