'The Bachelor' star Matt James reveals he's never been in love in first Season 25 trailer
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/18/2020
The Bachelor star Matt James revealed he's never been in love before in the first trailer released for the show's upcoming season premiering early next year.
The Bachelor's highly-anticipated 25th season is set to premiere Monday, January 4, and viewers caught their first glimpse of Matt starring as the leading man in a trailer released by ABC on Tuesday night.
Matt is currently filming his season at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA.
Chris teased in October he expected Matt would be "an amazing" The Bachelor star, adding that Season 25's cast of women are "lucky" to date and potentially fall in love with him.
"There's a reason we named him early and there's a reason he's been on our radar to begin with," Chris told Access at the time, adding, "He's the kind of guy that The Bachelor was built on -- that diamond in the rough."
ABC acknowledged in June that ABC has "a responsibility" to implement more diversity in The Bachelor franchise and the network will "continue to take action" in addressing the problem and making changes.
In addition to being the first male lead of color for the franchise, Matt will also be the first The Bachelor star who did not appear on The Bachelorette before landing The Bachelor role since Matt Grant starred on Season 12 in 2008.
Beginning with Jason Mesnick in 2009, every The Bachelor star has been someone who had previously competed as a suitor on The Bachelorette, with the exception of the show's 2011 season which featured Brad Womack getting a second chance at love after initially starring as the Bachelor in 2007.
Watch the first The Bachelor trailer for Matt's new season below!