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The "Honey Badger" Was Announced As Australia's Next Bachelor And The Reaction Is, Well, Mixed

Australia, meet your new Badgelor.

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However, reactions to the announcement were mixed.

Weird how everyone's photo of their dad from the 70s amalgamated into a living being and then became the bachelor.

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While some thought it was a great choice and he'll be a right laugh...

@nckcmmns IS THE NEW BACHELOR AND I CAN'T BREATHE 不不不 @TheBachelorAU #honeybadger

.@sophiemonk was a genius move, Im thinking this might be as well?! #TheBachelorAU https://t.co/m6VCgND8Vj

Nick Cummins is the 2018 bachelor and this is equally amazing and terrible news. I get to watch one of my favourite Aussie icons on TV, but I also dont know if I can watch my dream man fall in love with someone else 唐唐 #TheBachelorAU

...others wanted the show to go back to its original formula, and stop choosing celebrities in favour of everyday people.

ugh give me a love story of a "nobody" like tim and anna or sam and snez over another stunt celebrity casting any day. #thebachelorau https://t.co/E8At3MRfgg

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Can't wait until the Honey Badger says that yes, he organised this helicopter ride to a secluded beaches where a candelit picnic is already set up. Will really gel well with his authentic Strayan persona.

I miss having Bachelors that arent famous/from another season. I want another Tim #TheBachelorAU https://t.co/wjcmqXvbQQ

In a statement released by Network Ten, Cummins had this to say: "I'm really looking forward to throwing everything at this opportunity to find the one."

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"The past 10 or so years has been on the road playing rugby or working on my projects, so Im very excited to be part of a show that is centred around love and good times.

And for anyone who's not across who the Honey Badger is, here's a handy YouTube tutorial for you:

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