Matty J only recently announced that he will be Australia's next Bachelor, and he was certainly the crowd favourite to take the position.
He was famously rejected on The Bachelorette last year, and it seems that he was chased to take the role as Bachelor, as he will reportedly be paid $200,000 for the show.
This is particularly significant as it was reported that the last Bachelor, Richie Strahan, only took home $10,000 last year. In the same vein, the women on the show apparently only get paid $90 a day.
Matty J recently made the announcement on Instagram.
“I feel so privileged that I’ve been given the opportunity to be The Bachelor," Johnson said. "Without question, the most exciting part is the chance to meet the girl I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.”
Matty says he is looking for a "kind, intelligent, easy-going woman who shares his passion for the outdoors and the ocean."
Fans of the series would know that Johnson is a very family orientated man. Being one of five siblings and a proud uncle to his sister’s first child George, he is eager to start a family of his own.
“I’m so excited about the prospect of settling down. Timing is such a crucial factor when it comes to making this commitment and I know wholeheartedly, that there’s nothing I want more,” Johnson said.
The show should air later this year, around July like past years, however an official release date has not yet been announced.