Thu, Aug 16, 8:59am by Head Editor
Former Rugby Union International Nick Cummins made his debut as the Bachelor on Channel 10 on Wednesday night and it didn’t take long for the man known as ‘The Honey Badger’ to take an interest in several of the 25 bachelorettes, who are out to win his heart.
The 30-year-old, who made 15 appearances for the Wallabies between 2014 and 2016, seemed very nervous but that didn’t stop him from dropping several lines of his trademark Aussie slang, as the girls made their way up to meet him.
The first seriously awkward moment in the season opening show came when 23-year-old Cass announced that she knew and dated Cummins before the show.
Her odds went from $6.50 to $10 but don’t forget that Stu Laundy won last year’s The Bachelorette besides the fact that he knew Sophie Monk before the show began.
Queensland property valuer Sophie remains a strong chance. Her opening odds were $4 and she remains on the third line of betting at $4.50 while 30-year-old radiographer Brittany had a strong opening night, going from $4 to $2.75 to walk off into the sunset with ‘The Badger’.
Brooke was the bolter in the field though, coming in from $7.50 to a $2.50 favourite after the 23-year-old from Perth stole the show, bringing not one but two footballs under her arm for the former Wallaby.
As she plays AFL, she brought one ball from that code and one Rugby League ball, which her and Cummins threw to each other for several minutes as they chatted.
The ‘Honey Badger’ was impressed, calling Brooke’s sporting skills ‘quite talented’ and went on to say ‘that’s probably where the abs come from’.
In a world wide Bachelor first, Brooke was handed the key to the Bachelor pad and said “I feel really special. It was really sweet. I’m excited to use the key to spend more quality time with Nick.”
There’s no doubt that the Brunette beauty made an impression on Cummins but so did 25-year-old Victorian Shannon, who went from $18 to $6 after her and the ‘Badger’ had a great laugh together.
The show continues on Channel 10 at 7:30pm on Thursday night AEST.
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