Judging from the first look at this season, there are a few ladies who instantly catch Locky’s eye.
One brunette beauty, in particular, dressed in a shimmery gold dress immediately sweeps the Bachelor off his feet.
"Sorry I just got lost in your eyes, they're beautiful," Locky tells her.
This season is set to look very different to The Bachelor we’ve come to know and love.
After the COVID pandemic threw production into shambles and eventually a complete halt, the last part of the season was forced to film in compliance with restrictions.
“We were … three-quarters of the way through series when we went into lockdown, and basically all the cast returned home,” Ten's head of entertainment Stephen Tate told The Australian.
“So we would find ways for the show to continue in the same way that dating continues in the wider world … We call it love in lockdown. They continued to virtually date, both as single dates and as group dates.”
While it may feel like we’ve been waiting forever, the new season isn’t far off.
Before it starts, meet the girls hoping to win over Locky’s heart.
Bella, 25, NSW
It's an instant connection for Locky and Bella, who captures the Bachelor's attention with her doe eyes.
Revealing a small heart pin, Bella nervously places it on the Bachelor’s sleeve explaining: “I got you a little heart that we can pop on your sleeve, so you always remember to wear your heart on your sleeve.”
Steph, 26, VIC
Steph knows the key to way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Her choice of weapon? Burritos. Steph and Locky bond over the Mexican food but she "soon discovers that Locky’s adventurous side doesn’t extend to jalapeños or chipotle sauce."
Rosemary, 23, QLD
This girl knows how to make an entrance!
Instantly breaking the ice Rosemary waddles in and jokes: “I see you got the penguin suit memo!”
Irena, 30, VIC
Will this nurse get Locky's heart racing? From the sounds of the first cocktail party, the answer is 'Yes!'
As Irena begins a thorough examination of our new Bachie, he can be heard saying: “Her hands are in my shirt, my buttons undone…”
Areeba, 25, NSW
This passionate and powerful lady isn’t messing around.
“I’m a boss at work, I’m a boss at home and I’m a boss with my relationships,” she says.
Accustomed to the finer things in life and extravagant gifts, Laura wants to know how much Locky would be willing to spend on her upcoming birthday.
After hinting at the price tag on some of her past presents Locky’s shocked: “That’s like, five trips to Bali!”
Nicole, 26, NSW
Nicole is ready to take the leap – literally.
The dazzling dancer jumps into Locky’s arms on their first encounter, and of course, shows off a few of her moves too, instantly winning over the Bachelor with her “energy”.