He left Bachelor In Paradise viewers scratching their heads when he walked away from Cass Wood and potentially his happily ever after - siting his dedication to remote living in Western Australia as his reason for dumping her on national TV.
And now Richie Strahan has emerged from his workplace to inform his Instagram followers that he's going on a holiday, three months after going MIA.
The mining rope technician wrote alongside a smiling selfie, "I’ve been working so much lately, it feels great to be home and taking some well earned R&R! Looking forward to my holidays."
His BIP co-star Davey Lloyd was clearly happy his pal was back on the social media scene, commenting "Ahhh yep."
While Alisha Aitken Radburn wrote, "Well look who we have here."
Just prior to his Instagram blackout, Richie holidayed in Africa after he wrapped filming his third stint on reality TV.
The former Bachelor labelled himself Australia's "most hated man" after ditching fan favourite Nikki Gogan for Alex Nation on the season finale of his Bachie series.
And four years on, he confused us again by dumping Cass after committing to her hours earlier.
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