The latest season of The Bachelor with Matt Agnew will premier July 31

• Season seven’s Bachelor is Astrophysicist Matt Agnew

Network 10 has announced the premiere date for the season seven of The Bachelor Australia will premier on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 pm.

The most recent series of The Bachelor featuring Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins had an average national audience of 1.25 million, including 945,000 capital city viewers. Across the season, The Bachelor Australia ranked #1 in its timeslot in 25 to 54s, under 55s and total people.

The Bachelor Australia’s total audience average, which includes five city metro television audiences and online catch-up viewing plus television encores, was 1.15 million.

1.68 million people watched Cummins make his final decision. Earlier in the evening, 1.36 million tuned into the Grand Finale which saw Nick introducing the final two to his family. This peaked at 1.87 million.

The conclusion to season six of The Bachelor Australia dominated its timeslot in the capital cities. The Final Decision, which was the #1 program of the night, achieved the highest ever commercial shares for The Bachelor Australia series in total people (45.4%), 25 to 54s (51.7%) and under 55s (54.5%), while the Grand Finale, which was the #2 program of the night, achieved the highest ever commercial shares for a The Bachelor Australia finale in total people (35.5%) and under 55s (44.7%). It achieved a 42.8% share in 25 to 54s.

Season seven’s Bachelor is Astrophysicist Matt Agnew who has travelled the world following his passion for space, working on his PhD and trying to locate Earth 2.0, reports Network 10.

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While his search for other planets has taken him as far as Berlin, Sweden and Buenos Aires, Agnew’s search for true love has now brought him home to Melbourne.

Raised in Adelaide and Perth, he’s a fan of AFL and also enjoys getting outside for a hike and hitting the gym. This gregarious 31-year-old is also a secret weapon in the kitchen and even dabbles in a bit of yoga.

After suiting up to be groomsman several times, Agnew said: “Seeing my mates finding their partners, tying the knot and buzzing with laughter and love together, I realise I want that!”

On becoming the Bachelor, Agnew said: “I’ve got a real ‘do it once, do it right’ mentality so I’ll be making sure I throw myself into it, be vulnerable and enjoy what comes from that.

“It may be an unorthodox way to meet someone, but I think it’ll be a sensational experience and make for a cracking ‘how we met’ story!”

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