The Bachelor Confirmed: Richie’s Second Chance At Love

The Bachelor Richie Strahan
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Mar 10, 2016

The 30-year-old says being rejected by Sam Frost in The Bachelorette in 2015 hasn’t deterred him in the least from a return to our screens as the new Bachelor later this year

The modest industrial rope technician from Western Australia says he was surprised to get the call-up, but is ready to embrace the opportunity.

Describing himself as a genuine Aussie bloke, Richie is looking for an easy-going, down-to-earth woman who loves life, has a great sense of humour and is comfortable in her own skin.

The Bachelor Richie Strahan Second Chance 2

Richie said: “I am feeling excited, nervous but mostly thrilled about potentially meeting the woman of my dreams.

“I am hoping that through this experience I will meet someone who shares my passion for life, someone that I can wake up to every morning and know I have found that special person that I can spend the rest of my life with.”

Richie was a fan favourite on The Bachelorette with his down-to-earth charm.

The highlight for many was his “growing old date”, in which special effects transformed Richie and Sam into a couple in their 80s.

The Bachelor Richie Strahan Second Chance

The date at the local lawn bowls club, which saw Richie and Sam play bingo and dance the afternoon away, cemented Richie as a favourite to win Sam’s heart.

Unfortunately, bingo and dancing were not enough to capture Sam’s lasting affection and Richie failed to receive a rose in an emotional penultimate episode.

But he’s quickly got Sam’s thumbs-up for his second shot at love, judging by a congratulatory tweet she fired off moments after the news broke.

“He’s very genuine, he wants to fall in love and he deserves to shine,” says Sam.


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