His BIP co-star Davey Lloyd was clearly happy his pal was back on the social media scene, commenting "Ahhh yep.".
While Alisha Aitken Radburn wrote, "Well look who we have here."
Just prior to his Instagram blackout, Richie holidayed in Africa after he wrapped filming his third stint on reality TV, when he left Cass Wood heartbroken.
The former Bachelor labelled himself Australia's "most hated man" after ditching fan favourite Nikki Gogan for Alex Nation on the season finale of his Bachie series.
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