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About damn time!

ABC announce their next Bachelor on Friday morning, and the lucky guy is Matt James. James will be the first black male lead on the show… can you believe that? (I can’t).

In 2017, Rachel Lindsay made history on The Bachelorette as the first black female lead, but since then there have been no black leads. Last year, there was a strong fanbase behind Mike Johnson from Hannah B’s season to be the next Bachelor, but ultimately Peter Weber was chosen… and we all know how horrible that season was… Just being honest here.

James is a 28-year-old real estate broker, and BFF’s with another Bachelor favorite, Tyler Cameron.


It's official...your next Bachelor is @mattjames919!

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Now we just have to wait for coronavirus to settle down so abc can start filming…