After nine years of looking for love in New South Wales, reality dating show The Bachelor Australia is packing up the mansion (and all of those candles) and heading north.

The 10th season of The Bachelor Australia will join the slew of local and international productions (and blue ticks) calling the Gold Coast home.

Supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, this will be the first-time the Australian series has rolled cameras in the sunshine state.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring The Bachelor Australia to beautiful Queensland this year,” Daniel Monaghan, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming, Paramount Australia and New Zealand said.

“The sunny beaches and vibrant lifestyle of the Gold Coast are the perfect setting for love and romance, and we are sure it will get hearts racing. We can’t wait to get started!”

Of course, Warner Bros. are no strangers to filming in the sunshine state: the global media giant’s feature film arm most recently filmed Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated Elvis biopic on the Gold Coast.

Warner Bros. International Television Production’s Managing Director Michael Brooks said the company is glad to be back in Queensland.

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“We are excited to continue our long and successful relationship with Screen Queensland and I can’t think of a more perfect backdrop for our iconic Bachelor franchise,” he said.

Our beautiful new surroundings on the Gold Coast are one of many new creative changes in what will be a very bold, daring and exciting 10th season of The Bachelor Australia.”

Applications are currently open for the 2022 season, which is set to commence filming in May through to July.

It is not yet known who this year’s eligible bachelor will be, with rumours swirling from TV vet Dr. Chris Brown to Love Island‘s Taku Chimwaza and former AFL star Tony Armstrong.

Last year’s bachie Jimmy Nicholson chose Holly Kingston for his final rose – the pair are still together, posting loved-up Instagram pics from Bali this week.

The franchise also made history last year with the world’s first openly bisexual and Indigenous Bachelorette, Brooke Blurton.

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