Rumours began swirling that Dean could be the next Bachelor when an insider said the network was considering casting the reality TV star, however, were waiting to see how he rates on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars before making the final decision.
While it would no doubt make for some incredibly dramatic television when the news broke of his potential appearance, a lot of Australians were not happy.
"How disappointing for those women," one person commented after we shared the story on WHO's Instagram. "Wow, they're scraping the bottom of the barrel now," another wrote, adding a few vomit emojis.
"I refuse to watch... no thanks. Didn’t he cheat? Who would want him after that," a different user wrote, referring to the cheating scandal he was embroiled in during his time on MAFS.
"That’s a no from me. But I suppose he can be with more than one woman at a time. Right down his alley, he will enjoy it. Next, it will be Ryan. Please get away from these want to be people."
"Oh god no! What a waste of a season. I'd rather watch gorillas at the zoo 24/7."
Another quipped: "If he is the Bachelor I will start a GoFundMe page so I can create my own Bachelor show where he WILL NOT BE the Bachelor. What a waste of a show. If he is. 🤣"
In spite of this, a few Australian reality stars rallied around Dean, with both Davey Lloyd and Jessica Brody admitting they'd definitely be tuning in.
"Get it Deano," said Davey who appeared on both The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise. Meanwhile, Bachie star Jess kept her comment short and sweet, writing: "☝️."