An NRL player and Zac Efron’s nemesis: Everything we know about The Bachelors.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Bachie season. Merry Bach-mas to those who celebrate. 

That’s right, The Bachelor Australia and Christmas will collide this year as, for the very first time, the Channel 10 franchise will air in December.

Plus, viewers will cop another series first, with the upcoming season having been filmed in Melbourne. 

And for the second time, the show will have three men at the helm: this time, Luke Bateman, Wesley Senna Cortes and Ben Waddell will be taking turns dating 24 ladies.

Watch the teaser for the upcoming The Bachelors. Post continues after video.

As the premiere date – December 3 – is fast approaching, it’s time to find out everything we can about these three men on their search for love.

The Bachelor Australia 2024: Meet Luke Bateman.

Luke is a former NRL player who once played for the Canberra Raiders, but he left the sport in 2019 after suffering a knee injury. 

But he has since embraced a new passion and profession… as a lumberjack.

Yes, they’ve cast an actual lumberjack. No, this isn’t a sexy dream, you’re very much awake.

He’s been sold in his The Bachelors bio as ‘Luke the Lumberjack’, he’s a softie, a country boy, and recently split from his fiancée. Now Luke is ready to find love again and he’s choosing to do it… televised.