The Bachelor fans don't have long to wait until they're able to get their weekly fix of romance, drama and maybe even tears, as The Bachelor Australia returns to Ten on Wednesday, July 27, for a fourth season — and dare we say, this season may be the best yet.
Why make such a bold statement before the show's even started? Well, the reason is simple: Richie Strahan. He hails from Perth and is a rope access technician who wears his heart on his sleeve. We knew this much already, but we took a look at his Instagram account to find out a little more (stuff that hasn't already been blasted all over the tabloids) to get to know the real Richie. And oooh, we liked what we saw.
Let's get the superficial stuff out the way first: Strahan looks good without a shirt on. He looks good with one on, too, but once you see his killer sixpack, it's kinda hard to go back to seeing him in clothes.
So yes, he's particularly attractive. That's not to say he doesn't work to keep fit, which leads us to our next point.
Strahan participated in the 2016 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim event (a 19.7-km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island) but even more importantly, helped to raise funds for some WA charities.
At the finish line after a massive 19.7km for the @karmaresorts #rottoswim2016 - what an amazing experience!! Thank you so much to @channeltennews and my sensational team @mattywilson @bentleybilly @marfellamario - Mario, you absolutely got us across that finish line!! So thrilled to raise funds for some WA charities and to my super human trainer @renaewauhop - we did it! #rottnest #rotto #nextgenkingspark #channelten @nextgenkp
We know Mrs Strahan doesn't tolerate any sass, and she made her feelings towards The Bachelorette Sam Frost pretty clear when she met her. Strahan's sweet tribute to his sister, Alana Walsh, complete with an adorable throwback, shows us he's a doting brother and a family man.
Plus his Instagram page is filled with photos of himself and the two most important women in his life (his mom, and his sister). Awww.
See this thumbs up pose? This is definitely a favourite, just saying.
There it is:
Here it is again!
Yep, even after a 1-km swim he has the strength to show his thumbs off.
Seriously, if these pictures don't completely melt your heart, we don't know what will.
He's not afraid to have fun, laugh at himself and just be real — and this post pretty much sums that all up — and it's great to know that Strahan doesn't always take himself seriously.
Plus, while most of us would cringe if we ever found ourselves in the same getup as someone else, Strahan embraces it. LOL.
Strahan is very outdoorsy, whether it's snorkelling, rock climbing, surfing or dirt biking, he appears to be a bit of a thrill-seeker and is always on the move.
Strahan speaks out about things he feels strongly about, and he has loaned his voice to important causes, including White Ribbon Australia, which supports ending domestic violence.
He may be adventurous, but rollercoasters are clearly a no-no.
Most of us don't even know how to hashtag properly, but not Strahan. Seriously there are seven relevant hashtags on this picture alone.
We're not sure if he's a wizard in the kitchen like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, but a man who appreciates good food (and loves to eat) has our unwavering approval.
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