Standing at an imposing 196cm with a voice likened to Barry White, Garvey is part African-American.
He will choose from 24 single females vying for his attention on the dating series, which last year saw Tim Robards partner with Anna Heinrich (remarkably, they are still together).
Garvey tells News Corp his single status until now is due to a combination of ‘‘bad timing and circumstance’’.
“Communication has underpinned everything I’ve done, from radio announcing and commercial voiceovers, to Master of Ceremonies and theatre, to lecturing and training,” he has previously said.
Garvey has also worked with Perth event and modelling company Crazy Sexy Cool, winning their best male model at the Kitten Awards 2013.