MATT James was named as the first black Bachelor, which is currently in its 25th season.
Bachelor Nation will soon find out who the businessman chooses to be his potential wife.
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Matt James is the new season 25 BachelorCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Was Matt James on The Bachelorette before?
The new series of The Bachelor will premiere January 4 2021Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The coronavirus pandemic delayed production, and Matt got the call for the 2021 Bachelor slot during the delay.
“When filming [Crawley’s season] couldn’t move forward as planned [because of the coronavirus pandemic], we were given the benefit of time to get to know Matt and all agreed he would make a perfect Bachelor,” said Karey Burke, the president of ABC Entertainment.
Matt and Clare never got a chance to meet – and Clare was later replaced by Tayshia Adams when she fell for one of the contestants, Dale Moss.
Matt James was supposed to appear on Clare Crawley’s season of The BacheloretteCredit: ABC
Who won Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette?
For the first time in the Bachelor franchise’s two-decade history, the star of The Bachelorette was replaced.
Tayshia, 30, who was born on September 4, 1990, was a last-minute replacement after failing to find a longtime love on her previous Bachelor appearances.
Clare Crawley and Dale MossCredit: ABC
Dale Moss is a former football player and modelCredit: ABC
32 women will compete for Matt James’ heartCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When does Matt James’ The Bachelor season start?
Season 25 of The Bachelor premiered on January 4th, 2021.
Matt is said to have already dated one of the contestantsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
It’s the first time a black male lead has been chosen for the show in 40 seasons.
Filming for the new season began in September of 2020 at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania and concluded shortly after in November.