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Praise The Lord, Matty J Has Been Announced As The Bachelor For 2017

Please don't put him in a chocolate bath.

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In a move that hasn't really surprised anyone, Matty J, the runner-up of last year's The Bachelorette has been announced as the new Bachelor.

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After having his heart torn out, trampled on, shoved in a food processor, and blended, the 29-year-old fan favourite said he's excited at the prospect of "settling down".

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"I'm beyond excited to start this incredible adventure and to find the special girl I’ve been waiting for," he said in an Instagram post.

Instagram: @matthewdavidjohnson

When asked last year if being the Bachelor for 2017 was on the cards, Matty J told BuzzFeed he was unsure.

"There’s such a huge expectation from viewers, and I wouldn’t want to disappoint them. I’m not sure I have what it takes... It feels like I’ve finished a marathon, and someone is coming up to me and asking if I want to do another one! I can't think of anything worse. But it may change in a few months time."
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"There’s such a huge expectation from viewers, and I wouldn’t want to disappoint them. I’m not sure I have what it takes... It feels like I’ve finished a marathon, and someone is coming up to me and asking if I want to do another one! I can't think of anything worse. But it may change in a few months time."

Well, we're glad he did change his mind. But to the producers of The Bachelor, we're begging you... please don't put him in a chocolate bath.

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The Bachelor will air on Channel 10 later this year.