It seems like yesterday Matt James started filming his season of The Bachelor. And now, fans are getting a first glimpse into him as the lead. So many fans are anxious to see Matt try and find love on this upcoming season. And, he’s the first Black male lead in franchise history. He’s also one of the first in many years to appear as the lead after not competing in a previous season. So, what are a few things fans can expect from Matt’s season?
Matt James as The Bachelor
According to Reality Steve, Matt James should be wrapping up his season sometime within the next week. So, perhaps those who can’t wait until the season finale airs in 2021 may have some spoilers from Steve soon.
In the meantime, ABC gave fans a glimpse into how things are going during Matt’s season. Viewers heard the tune of “What a Man” in the background as fans saw Matt dressed in a tux meeting the ladies on night one. Chris Harrison had plenty to say to Matt throughout the introductions.
One lady actually tripped and nearly fell on her way up the stairs to meet Matt. Chris joked Matt had women literally almost falling for him. There are numerous clips of Matt locking lips with various ladies on the season. And, of course there appears to be drama brewing among the women.
He’s never been in love
One huge piece of information brought to the attention of fans is that Matt James says he’s never been in love. Chris Harrison tells him that’s what he’s here for, to help him fall in love.
Reality Steve weighed in on this little tidbit of information in his blog. He said he had heard the news about Matt in July. However, he didn’t have the confirmation to release the information. So, Steve basically says fans should be ready for this information to be crammed down everyone’s throats often.
He also said since Matt James has not been in love, he’s also not been in a serious relationship before. This leads Steve to believe productions choice to throw him in as the lead were not just because he was a good man. He believes it was to help with the diversity issues the franchise was seeing. He also believes it was always productions plan to bring in Tayshia Adams as The Bachelorette.
Chris Harrison believes Matt is perfect for The Bachelor
In a previous interview with Entertainment Tonight, Chris says Matt is the perfect man for the job. He said, “He is so unbelievably genuine, smart, kind, has such a great head on his shoulders. He’s a perfect Bachelor, he is the kind of guy this show was made for.”
Chris continued saying, “The women that are coming in to be on the show are unbelievably lucky. They’re going to find an amazing man to fall in love with. And I can’t wait to get on set, start shooting for him, night one begins and we get going again.” He continued, “I did see that [a headline] claimed we have started shooting the show. I’m still home in my office. Matt, if you’re out there, dude, don’t give out any roses yet!”
Matt’s season of The Bachelor starts January 4, 2021, on ABC.