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Get Your First Look at Matt James as 'The Bachelor'!

Matt James is the next Bachelor and his season is already filming.

Now, the franchise has debuted its very first look at the new star of the reality dating show.

“It’s an honor,” Matt previously said on Good Morning America about being chosen as the new lead of the franchise. “I’m going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me, and hopefully when people invite me into their homes Monday night they see that I’m not different from them and that diverse love stories are beautiful.”

Unfortunately, there is some upsetting news for Bachelor Nation that was just revealed in the past few weeks.

Cynthia Rowley's Daughter Kit Keenan Is One of the Contestants on Matt James' 'Bachelor' Season

The contestants for Matt James‘ season of The Bachelor were just revealed this afternoon on social media and one has the internet buzzing.

Kit Keenan is actually the 21-year-old daughter of fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, and is a pro at the Instagram game, which is a mix of fashion, lifestyle, and lots of food.

Just last year, Kit launched her namesake line, which she says is “a mix of ready-to-wear women’s stuff and then the other half of it is artist collabs…we have contemporary artists put their work on t-shirts and sweatshirts.”

Kit also cites mom Cynthia as a role model and revealed her best piece of advice for her: “”Never take no for an answer, and only dream as big as you’re willing to work.”

She also hosts a podcast with her famous mom called Ageless — during which the pair “explore fashion, business, wellness, and motherhood through the lens of our adventures around the world.”

Included in the group of potential contestants announced, Kit is one of the youngest contestants for this season of The Bachelor, which is currently starting to film.

The final cast will be released at a later date with the premiere date in 2021.

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'The Bachelor' 2021 Contestants - Meet Matt James' 43 Potential Cast Members!

There are 43 potential contestants that will be vying for Matt James‘ heart on the upcoming season of The Bachelor, set to air next year on ABC!

ABC posted these images to their Facebook account, teasing that some of these women “may be on this season of #TheBachelor.”

Some of the women are getting a lot of attention on Facebook and some have a lot more “likes” than others, based on the Facebook data.

ARE YOU PLANNING to watch the new season of The Bachelor? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on these ladies? Head on over to Facebook to see the photos of each of the women!

Matt James‘ season of the show is expected to air in the coming months, likely early 2021.

Chris Harrison Says 'Women Will Fall In Love' With 'Bachelor' Star Matt James in the New Season

Chris Harrison is giving a little insight of what to expect during Matt James‘ season of The Bachelor.

The longtime host of the franchise spoke to press about the upcoming season, which just kicked off filming days after wrapping production on The Bachelorette.

“I’ve had a lot of time to Zoom with Matt, talk with him. Same thing with producers, we’ve been on a lot of group chats. Even a little fantasy football,” Chris shared with E! “Because of the pandemic I haven’t been able to hang out with him and intimately get to know him, but I know the type of man he is.”

He continued, “I’ve talked a lot about him with Tyler C and he’s a genuine, good man. He’s the kind of guy you want as The Bachelor. He’s the kind of guy that I think women will be fortunate to fall in love with.”

Stay tuned for more details on when The Bachelor will premiere on ABC.

The Bachelorette, with Clare Crawley, will debut on Tuesday, October 13 at 8/7c.

'The Bachelor' Will Shoot in September Amid Pandemic

The Bachelor is moving forward!

The long-running series will begin production on Matt James‘ season of The Bachelor later this month, ABC confirmed Tuesday (September 8).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matt James

The Bachelorette successfully just filmed, with an October 13 premiere date. The Bachelor is expected to air in January, like previous years, according to ABC, via Deadline.

Here’s what will change amid the pandemic: “While the show will run on a similar timeline to previous seasons – the last 12 seasons of the show began airing at the start of the new year, production will be in a pandemic-proof bubble, similar to The Bachelorette, to ensure that one of its biggest non-scripted series can get on the air,” the outlet reports.

“Right before we started, around July 4, as excited as everyone was to get it started, we’d heard about other productions that had had outbreaks even in a bubble and had to shut down. So, for us, starting was not the victory, it was the finish. The fact that it’s in the can and we have an entire season of The Bachelorette that will air is fantastic. It’s a big deal to have all of our signature shows on this fall,” ABC’s Rob Mills said.

One Bachelor star recently spoke out against producers and slammed them for their treatment of his ex.

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'Bachelor' Star Matt James Heads Out for a Bike Ride

Matt James is staying fit!

The 28-year-old Bachelor star was spotted heading out for a bike ride on Sunday (August 9) in Jupiter, Fla.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matt James

During the latest episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!, Matt opened up about being making history as the first ever Black Bachelor.

“I’ve heard from a lot of my Black friends that aren’t Bachelor Nation faithful that are excited about me and honored by the position I’m in,” Matt shared before mentioning that this is the first time Black people and other persons of color will be able to witness “diverse relationships” on the hit ABC series.

“I couldn’t be more excited about that,” Matt shared.

Matt also joked that after the announcement was made, all sorts of people from his past have been coming out of the woodwork to congratulate him – including this person!

Make sure you check out the hot pics of Matt going shirtless during a day out on the water in Florida with best friend and former Bachelorette contestant Tyler James!

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This Surprising Person Reached Out to Matt James After His 'Bachelor' Announcement!

Matt James is ready for his shot at love!

During the latest episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!, Matt, 28, opened up about being making history as the first ever Black Bachelor.

“I’ve heard from a lot of my Black friends that aren’t Bachelor Nation faithful that are excited about me and honored by the position I’m in,” Matt shared before mentioning that this is the first time Black people and other persons of color will be able to witness “diverse relationships” on the hit ABC series.

“I couldn’t be more excited about that,” Matt shared.

Matt also joked that after the announcement was made, all sorts of people from his past have been coming out of the woodwork to congratulate him – including his third grade teacher!

“I hadn’t heard from her since I missed my book report,” Matt joked. “So, there’s people coming from all over the place to share their excitement. And it’s been nice.”

Season 25 of The Bachelor is scheduled to premiere in 2021.

Make sure you check out the hot pics of Matt going shirtless during a day out on the water in Florida with best friend and former Bachelorette contestant Tyler James!