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What no-one wants you to notice about Bachelor Richie.

We need to talk about Richie. Australia’s latest Bachelor.

Promo is ramping up this season, and the trailers are slowly giving away more and more of what we can expect.

Thirty-year-old Richie is now miles away from the goofy, shy guy we all thought he was after watching him lose out to Sacha on last year’s Bachelorette.

Then, he was a ‘ropes technician’ who thoroughly enjoyed dressing as an old man and stuttered around pretty girls. Now, he works in that most macho of macho places – on an oil rig. We think that maybe this is a rebrand of his old job, or maybe in the few months between filming, the good man went to sea.

And for the new, made-over Richie, there’s something for everyone.

Rosie and Laura review The Bachelor trailer on the latest episode of The Binge:

“They want him to be all the things,” says Laura Brodnik on this week’s episode of The Binge. “They want him to be suave and James Bond-esque. Yet they want to show off his sensitive side. He’s nervous about being in a room full of women. He doesn’t know how he’s going to handle it. And they play on his goofy persona. He’s a goofy, sauve, James Bond who is scared of women.”

Are you confused?

Rosie Waterland thinks Richie’s new ‘tude is a bit of smoke and mirrors designed to distract you from the fact that really, Richie was a very safe choice for a Bachelor.

“He’s actually the most stereotypical, common choice. He’s just a white, Aussie, okka, bloke,” she says. “I hope that he is going to end up a whole lot less likeable than everyone assumes he will be. Just because it’s funner when the Bachelor is a bit unlikeable.” Rosie continued.

Here’s to Richie. International Bachelor of Mystery.

Do you think Richie is a boring choice for Bachelor. Are you excited by the new trailer?

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