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Women split, men rejoice over new Bachelor Nick Cummins

 On Wednesday, Channel Ten confirmed the seemingly too-crazy-to-be-true news that Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins will be the new Bachelor star.

For the first time in the series’ history, the announcement was more popular with men than women, as the move was labelled ‘genius’ for drawing in male viewers.

Also for the first time, it was overjoyed boyfriends tagging their girlfriend on articles confirming his casting, as several confused women asked: ‘should I know who he is?’

 ‘Get the lads to watch’: Women on social media split after ‘curly fry head’ Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is named The Bachelor… as happy male viewers say they’ll tune in for the ‘first time’

The Australian Rugby legend is also a longtime viral sensation, with videos of his post-match interviews popular frequently shared among sports fans.

When Ten officially confirmed the speculation on Wednesday social media comments flooded in: women were split, men were overjoyed.

One lambasted the move: ‘Never heard of him, but gosh, give him a makeover first!’ she wrote. 

‘I thought the idea of a Bachelor was that they were a catch, someone with a certain desirability. All I see is a dude who needs a barber.’

'Genius': For the first time in the series' history, the announcement was more popular with men than women, as the move was labelled 'genius' for drawing in male viewers

‘Genius’: For the first time in the series’ history, the announcement was more popular with men than women, as the move was labelled ‘genius’ for drawing in male viewers

The Wallabies star certainly isn’t one to get lost in a crowd, priding himself on his curly, unkempt locks and pencil-thin moustache.

‘These shows are getting less watchable by the minute. Is he seriously the best Bachelor they could find? Should I know who he is?’ another asked.

Elsewhere, one asked in shock: ‘What curly fry head have they got now?’ while someone else asked: ‘Is the mo (moustache) negotiable.’ 

Honey who? Also for the first time, it was overjoyed boyfriends tagging their girlfriend on articles confirming his casting, as several confused women asked: 'should I know who he is?'

Honey who? Also for the first time, it was overjoyed boyfriends tagging their girlfriend on articles confirming his casting, as several confused women asked: ‘should I know who he is?’

Split: When Ten officially confirmed the speculation on Wednesday social media comments flooded in: women were split, men were overjoyed

Split: When Ten officially confirmed the speculation on Wednesday social media comments flooded in: women were split, men were overjoyed

But for the first time in The Bachelor Australia history, it was men who appeared to rejoice the loudest.

Even a Channel Nine producer praised the casting: ‘Having The Honey Badger as the next Bachelor is genius because female viewers are going to watch regardless, and I think it may pull in a few male viewers who want to see what lines he comes out with.’

And the producer was right, as several couples agreed to watch the shown together for the first time.

Not all angry: Several women were overjoyed - some longtime Honey Badger fans, some just happy their boyfriend is keen to watch this year too

Not all angry: Several women were overjoyed – some longtime Honey Badger fans, some just happy their boyfriend is keen to watch this year too

Praise: Even a Channel Nine producer praised the 'genius' casting

Praise: Even a Channel Nine producer praised the ‘genius’ casting

‘@Maggie You probably havent heard of this guy but his chat is top notch. this is a bachelor I would would maybe watch with you,’ a guy confessed.

One fan tagged her friend in the announcement post, rejoicing over the fact: ‘I think Scotty will actually join us because #honeybadger.’

A ‘straight guy’ commented: ‘The bachelor now adds straight guys to its viewer lists, who on incidently watched previously without admitting it.’

Scotty loves it! One fan tagged her friend in the announcement post, rejoicing over the fact: 'I think Scotty will actually join us because #honeybadger'

Scotty loves it! One fan tagged her friend in the announcement post, rejoicing over the fact: ‘I think Scotty will actually join us because #honeybadger’

'Dunno about you boys': Men began tagging their friendship groups, with the 'fellas' finally seeing something in the franchise they could relate to

‘Dunno about you boys’: Men began tagging their friendship groups, with the ‘fellas’ finally seeing something in the franchise they could relate to

Men began tagging their friendship groups, with the ‘fellas’ finally seeing something in the franchise they could relate to.

Tagging three of ‘the boys’ one guy wrote: ‘I dunno about you boys… But I reckon we should find a way to watch this…’

His mate replied: ‘That will be the best bit of television in a long time.’

'None of us deserve him': One supporter reckons 'nobody' deserves 'the great man'

‘None of us deserve him’: One supporter reckons ‘nobody’ deserves ‘the great man’

‘The main problem with this… The women of Australia don’t deserve the great man that is ‘the Honey Badger.’ None of us do,’ one male supporter joked.

‘What a time to be alive.’  

'What a time to be alive': The Australian Rugby legend is also a longtime viral sensation, with videos of his post-match interviews popular frequently shared among sports fans

‘What a time to be alive’: The Australian Rugby legend is also a longtime viral sensation, with videos of his post-match interviews popular frequently shared among sports fans



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