Matt James Says He “Couldn’t Be More Excited” to Tell “Diverse” Love Stories on The Bachelor
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The 28-year-old was recently announced as the first black man to play the role Bachelor, And it has been less than a month since the historic announcement was made, his life as he knows it has already begun to change.
Matt told the host Chris harrison During The Bachelor: Greatest Season – Ever!, “I have heard from a lot of my black friends who are not loyal to Bachelor Nation who are excited about me and honored by the position I am in.” He said that this is the first time black people and other people of color will be able to see “diverse relationships” on the ABC series.
“I couldn’t be more excited about that,” he shared.
Matt also joked that various acquaintances are coming out of the woodwork to congratulate him on the casting decision, including his third grade teacher. The reality star quipped, “I hadn’t heard from him since I missed the report of my book. So, people are coming from everywhere to share their excitement. And it was good.”