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11 things we've learned about The Bachelor Richie Strahan from Instagram

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New Bachelor Richie Strahan has won us over, and no, it's not just his pecs

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.

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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.

1. He's hot, like helluva hot

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.

Australia Day ready!#Straya Bust a plugger today mate! @ozboardies

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

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.

This hammock#relaxed

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

2. He didn't get that body overnight, obviously

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.

 3. Family is important to him

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.

Happy Birthday to my gorgeous sister @_alanawalsh_ love you

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

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.

I hope everyone got to spend time with their loved ones today. Merry Christmas!

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

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4. He has a strange pose for pictures

See this thumbs up pose? This is definitely a favourite, just saying.

There it is:

It's been too long!#happy #fishing

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

Here it is again!

Yep, even after a 1-km swim he has the strength to show his thumbs off.

Just swam 1km..

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

5. He'll make you say "awww" on more than one occasion

Seriously, if these pictures don't completely melt your heart, we don't know what will.

Patiently waiting to open the pressies! Merry Christmas!!

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

6. Total goofball alert!

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.

Fam holiday with this goose@_alanawalsh_

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

Plus, while most of us would cringe if we ever found ourselves in the same getup as someone else, Strahan embraces it. LOL.

When your mate has the same get up@calibreaustralia #whatevermate

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

7. He never sits still, seriously!

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.

Perfect day for it! @dirtbikemag #dirty #mx #honda #crf250 #fox #braaap #dirtbike #downsouth #hot #livingthedream #happy

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

Island life#lembongan@_alanawalsh_

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

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8. He supports great causes

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.

Standing up! Real men say "No" to domestic violence! @whiteribbonaust #whiteribbonday

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

9. Rollercoasters, beware

He may be adventurous, but rollercoasters are clearly a no-no.

10. His hashtag game is strong

Most of us don't even know how to hashtag properly, but not Strahan. Seriously there are seven relevant hashtags on this picture alone.

Seems legit! #tipsy #dinner #hat #drinks #whoshatwasthis #smile #summer

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

11. He's a fan of Gordon Ramsay

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.

Apparently this guy can cook! On the left#masterclass #chef #formulauuugh

A photo posted by Richie Strahan (@richie_strahan) on

Do you think Richie Strahan is going to be a great Bachelor? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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