"Professional abseiler" and former Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalist Richie Strahan is one of three men vying for the heart of Australia's first Bachelorette, Sam Frost. Richie is pictured at The Cottesloe Hotel. Picture: Ian Munro The West Australian 23/09/2015

Perth favourite Richie Strahan will be the new Bachelor in the upcoming Aussie season.

The former contestant from the first season of Australian Bachelorette had been wildly earmarked to make a return for the upcoming Australian season.

Strahan left disappointed after being sent home by Sam Frost, will seek to find love as the Bachelor this time around.

News is reporting  Richie was quoted as believing it is time for the Bachelor to film a same sex season for the LGBTI community.

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