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BREAKING NEWS: The 2021 Bachelor has been announced

And he's an Average Joe!
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It’s official, our 2021 Bachelor has been announced and fans can breathe a sigh of relief as he’s not another ex-Bachelorette contestant or Aussie celebrity.

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Introducing the handsome Jimmy Nicholson – a 31-year-old airline pilot who’s ready to find The One.

According to a statement by Ten, Jimmy is a “self-confessed romantic” who’s also “an intelligent and passionate go-getter” so we’re expecting big things.

I am a big believer in embracing any opportunity that presents itself, especially if it has the potential to change your life for the better,” the new Bachelor said in the statement.

“The journey ahead will be one of the most challenging experiences that I have ever undertaken, however I am very excited to meet someone that I could potentially spend the rest of my life with.”

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Australia, meet your 2021 Bachelor. (Credit: Ten)

Host Osher Gunsberg will be back hosting the ninth season of the hit dating show and he sounds pretty excited to welcome Jimmy to the Bachelor family.

“Australia the flaps are down and we are coming into land for season NINE of @theBachelorAU!” the TV personality wrote on social media.

“Get ready to soar with airline pilot @jimmynicholson as he navigates the turbulent skies of love searching for his co-pilot in life.⁠

“And yes, he’s as dreamy as you think he is.”

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Osher Gunsberg is back to host the ninth season. (Credit: Ten)

A quick stalk of his Instagram and fans have already noticed that he’s followed by Aussie stars Hugh Sheridan and Samuel Johnson as well as Married At First Sight stars Mikey Pembroke and Jake Edwards and even last year’s Bachelor runner-up, Bella Varelis.

For now, his account is set to private, but we’re sure there will be plenty of time for investigating in the coming months.

However, fans have expressed their delight in the comments section.

“I’m pleased it’s someone fresh,” one noted on Ten’s Instagram post.

“Yaaayýyyyyy not a celebrity or past contestant!” exclaimed another.

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Last year’s Bachelor Locky Gilbert first rose to fame on Australian Survivor. (Credit: Ten)

Of the past Bachelors, four out of eight have been average Aussie guys.

Season one’s Tim Robards was a chiropractor when he met his now wife Anna Heinrich and season two’s Blake Garvey worked as a real estate agent.

Sam Wood from season three was and still is a personal trainer and fitness entrepreneur whilst 2019 Bachelor Matt Agnew wowed the girls with his astrophysics career.

Meanwhile Richie Strahan and Matty “J” Johnson were fan favourites from their respective Bachelorette seasons and last year’s Locky Gilbert rose to fame on Australian Survivor.

Let’s hope Jimmy finds his perfect match!

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