The Bachelor host Chris Harrison anticipates Matt James is going to be “an amazing” Bachelor and his cast of women will be very lucky to date him because he’s a “diamond in the rough.”
Late last month, Matt took to his Instagram Stories and tagged his location as Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA, where The Bachelor is set to film its 2021 season instead of at the famed Bachelor mansion in Agoura Hills, CA.
“We have not started production yet,” Harrison told Access in a video interview. “We’re all getting into the bubble and quarantining again.”
On September 29, Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone tweeted Matt’s season is going to start filming on October 10. The cast therefore probably began quarantining at the Pennsylvania resort last week.
As long as Matt’s season begins production on schedule, ABC should be able to roll out the premiere of Season 25 in January 2021.
“Matt James is going to be an amazing Bachelor,” Harrison gushed. “There’s a reason we named him early and there’s a reason he’s been on our radar to begin with.”
Matt came into the limelight last year as The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron’s best friend given Tyler frequently posted photos with him on Instagram.
Matt was initially selected to compete for Clare Crawley’s heart on The Bachelorette’s sixteenth season, but ABC chose to promote him and announce him as the Bachelor prematurely instead.
Matt’s The Bachelor casting announcement was made in mid-June on Good Morning America.