Tasmanian-bred junior fitness guru Sam Wood, 34, has been revealed as TEN’s new Bachelor for 2015.
He is founder of Melbourne-based children’s health and fitness company, Gecko Sports, offering after-school programs, parties and excursions and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science.
He follows in the footsteps of former Bachelors Tim Robards and Blake Garvey, who both ended their seasons with contrasting results.
“Being the Bachelor is a real privilege and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I plan on embracing the experience with an open mind, while wearing my heart on my sleeve,” Wood said.
“I hope to find a woman with whom I share a sense of fun, an undeniable chemistry and a mutual respect. Ultimately I’m searching for the love of my life. I’m going to throw myself into the adventure and I’m prepared to have the absolute time of my life.”
Host Osher Günsberg, said: “Sam’s the kind of guy any man would want to be mates with. His down-to-earth approach to life and charming smile conceal a driven businessman, someone who has worked hard to build a great life for himself.
“Now he’s looking for someone to share that life with, and I couldn’t be happier to play a part in helping this wonderful man find someone to love.”
Production is currently underway in Sydney but TEN is yet to announce an airdate for the series.
TEN will also screen The Bachelorette later this year.