The Bachelor Australia

From the dreamy to the disappointing: We've ranked all of the Australian Bachelors

Seeing as 2020 may be our first year without the dating reality hit, this should fill the void.

By Alex Lilly
COVID-19 has meant a lot of things we once took for granted no longer exist - or they've at least been put on hold.
Unfortunately, that includes the 2020 season of The Bachelor Australia and Channel Ten confirmed that it was "no longer practical to continue with production," due to health and safety reasons.
Better hang on to those roses for now Locky. (Image: Network Ten)
Locky Gilbert made a name for himself on season two of Australian Survivor and again on this year's All Stars edition and was set to be the eighth man to take on the Bachie title, and what an array of characters we've seen.
From unassuming hunk Tim Robards through to self-proclaimed nerd Matt Agnew, we've seen some great and not-so-great guys on our screen but which former Bachelor comes out on top?
Seeing as we may be missing out on The Bachelor this year, we thought it's time to analyse these gents once and for all.

Seventh place: Blake Garvey

Talk about a dirty street pie. (Image: Network Ten)
If you break Australian sweetheart Sam Frost's heart, don't expect any sympathy from us.
The second Bachie infamously proposed to winner Sam during the finale, but after what seemed like 10 seconds later dumped her and ran off with third-place's Louise Pillidge.
Seeing as Blake 'Dirty Street Pie' Garvey has kept a relatively low profile since then and is presumable single, we think last place is pretty reasonable.

Sixth place: Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins

Bet he was sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage before that finale. (Image: Network Ten)
We were screaming at the TV along with the rest of Australia in 2018 when rugby legend Nick spectacularly dumped both Brittany and Sophie during the finale and picked no one in a Bachelor first.
But aside from a bit of shock drama at the end and some interesting idioms, the Honey Badger didn't have much going on.
Plus, when he referred to oral sex as "strapping on the feedbag", we were less than impressed.

Fifth place: Richie Strahan

No, we're still not over Nikki. (Image: Network Ten)
It's been almost four years, but we're still annoyed Richie chose Alex Nation over Nikki Gogan in that season finale.
The lovable goofball was a favourite on Sam Frost's season of The Bachelorette, but as soon as he became the star of the show it was far from "cool bananas".
Richie then starred on Bachelor in Paradise in 2019 but just reaffirmed to us that he's better off looking for love without a camera crew behind him.

Fourth place: Matt Agnew

That's Dr Matt Agnew to you. (Image: Network Ten)
An astrophysicist who looks good with his shirt off? We thought we had a sure thing in 2019, but Matt's ladies definitely stole the spotlight.
From the dogc--- saga to Rachael's "plan B", the season's success was due to the bachelorettes whilst Dr Agnew was something of a snoozefest.
Though he did go on to date winner Chelsie McLeod, the pair broke things off shortly after the finale aired and now spends his time sharing science snaps on Instagram. A well-deserved middle of the road.

Third place: Sam Wood

We see Snez in there! (Image: Network Ten)
Sweet, sporty and suave: Sam Wood takes the bronze medal in the Bachelor game.
Some have called the personal trainer vanilla, but his love story with Snezana Markoski whom he has since married and welcomed two babies with is a reality TV romance worth watching.

Second place: Tim Robards

Runner-up prize goes to Australia's original Bachelor, Mr Tim Robards.
The hunky chiropractor was everything we were looking for and his love story with eventual winner Anna Heinrich captured our hearts. The fact that they went on to marry just made the story even sweeter.
Re-watch Tim declare his love for Anna in the player below. Number one continues after the video.

First place: Matty J

Ever since we saw Georgia Love break his heart on her season of The Bachelorette, all Australia wanted was for Matty J to find his Miss Right.
The perfect combo of kind, funny, smart, a little bit dorky and of course ridiculously handsome, Matty made us swoon and his romance with Laura Byrne was a treat to watch.
The couple are now engaged and share daughter Marlie-Mae so they're living proof of a successful reality TV love story, too.
Do you agree with our picks?
Can you top 2017 Channel Ten? (Image: Network Ten)

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