The Bachelor Australia

Very important question, when does The Bachelor Australia 2018 premiere?

Roses at the ready, let the countdown begin!

By Bella Brennan

The Bachelor Australia finally has its leading man with the very exciting news rugby union favourite Nick, "The Honey Badger", Cummins will be the curly-haired dreamboat handing out the roses - and the premiere cannot come soon enough!

"I'm really looking forward to throwing everything at this opportunity to finding the one," the 30-year-old sports star said of landing the coveted reality TV role.

"The past 10 or so years has been on the road playing rugby or working on my projects, so I'm very excited to be part of a show that is centred around love and good times."

While Network Ten Executive Producer of The Bachelor Australia, Hilary Innes, said: "We are delighted that Nick has agreed to be Australia's next Bachelor."

"He will bring a refreshing, honest and cheeky energy to season six. On top of all his incredible achievements, he is both loveable and surprising. I know he will be a phenomenal Bachelor."

Online, fans are losing their minds over the genius casting and there's no doubt Nick's unique brand of humour is going to shake things up on The Bachelor this year.

But there's one very important question we need to ask, and that's how long do we have to wait until we actually get to see The Honey Badger light up our screens with his hilarious one-liners?

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Nick Cummins!

You can expect to see Nick Cummins on our screens in July.
You can expect to see Nick Cummins on our screens in July.

When will The Bachelor Australia 2018 premiere?

So far, Channel 10 are yet to comment on the exact Bachelor 2018 premiere date.

However luckily for you we've done some digging and going off last year's series with Matty "J" Johnson, we predict season six of The Bachelor should premiere in late July.

Filming usually takes around 12 weeks and in 2017, Matty was released from the Bachelor mansion in late May before his season premiered on July 26th.

The finale, where Matty famously picked Laura Byrne as his leading lady, aired on September 14th so all up we're looking at a solid two months of putting our lives on hold to watch Nick Cummins find The One.

Sportsbet are already labelling Nick Cummins as ratings gold and predict the premiere will rake in over 1.105 million viewers, priced at odds of $1.87.

"Cummins is bound to bring in the viewers and we're tipping it'll give Ten the ratings hit they're after,'' Sportsbet's Will Byrne said.

Ratings gold! Nick is going to shake-up *The Bachelor*.
Ratings gold! Nick is going to shake-up The Bachelor.

Where is Nick Cummins right now?

It's believed the Manly local has gone into lock-down before production begins.

The usually snap-happy Instagram star hasn't posted on his page since the start of the month and in another telling sign his Bachelor journey has commenced, Nick hasn't uploaded an Instagram story either - something he usually does most days.

On Wednesday, the first photos of the Bachelorettes who'll be battling it out for Nick's heart emerged, showing the women in lock-down in a safe house in Sydney.

Nick will meet the 20-something women in a new and improved Bachelor mansion in the coming weeks.

How much will Nick Cummins be paid for The Bachelor?

With a slew of commercial partnerships already under his belt, it's estimated Nick's networth is around $700, 000.

And that could grow exponentially when he steps up as Mr Bachie.

Last year, Matty J was rumoured to rake in a cool $200,000 pay cheque and considering former Wallabies player Nick already is a celeb in his own right with over 200K Instagram followers, he could command a hell of a lot more!

The first-ever Aussie celebrity star on the franchise was Sophie Monk on last year's Bachelorette.

At the time, it was rumoured she pocketed an eye-watering $300, 000, so we're guessing Nick's pay packet might sit in the middle of Sophie and Matty's.

WATCH: It's Bachie inception as Matty J and Nick Cummins star in a hilarious spoof together.