The Bachelor Australia

Not such a regular Jimmy! Everything we know about The Bachelor's new leading man, Jimmy Nicholson

''An intelligent and passionate go-getter.''

By Maddison Hockey
The Bachelor Australia fans are in a frenzy this morning after Channel Ten casually revealed this year's leading man.
To the delight of many, who were getting restless over the recycling of former Bachelor alumni and various Channel Ten talent, our 2021 star is completely fresh new face.
31-year-old pilot, Jimmy Nicholson was revealed to be the next leading man dishing out coveted roses.
So what do we know about him?
Of course, we had to pose Jimmy in front of a plane. (Channel Ten)
The Sydney based airline pilot was stood down from his job last year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The unexpected and forced downtime made him reassess what he wanted out of life, and ultimately say yes to The Bachelor.
"I feel very fortunate to be the Bachelor 2021. I am ready to open up my heart and meet someone," he told The Daily Telegraph.
"I hope to meet someone with similar values that I can have fun with and that shares the same zest for life as myself. The Bachelor franchise has produced many success stories and I hope to be the next."
The Sydney-sider may not be a stranger to the social scene.
Jimmy is of New Zealand and Fijian heritage, which is a welcome step forward after years of fans and stars pleading for more diversity on the show.
Interestingly, but somewhat unsurprisingly, the Bachelor is already followed on his Instagram account (which remains private from fans) by last year's runner up Bella Varelis as well as celebs Hugh Sheridan and Samuel Johnson.
Maybe Jimmy isn't as much of an everyday bloke as we first thought?
Channel 10 has described Jimmy as "an intelligent and passionate go-getter who is ready to find his happily ever after".