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The Bachelor Australia starring Locky Gilbert will premiere next month

The Bachelor’s eighth season will premiere on Channel 10 next month, the network’s head of entertainment, Stephen Tate, announced on Monday.

While an exact air date hasn’t been confirmed, it’s expected the show will launch at the end of the August, after Bachelor in Paradise season three has finished its run.

The dating show is believed to have resumed filming in Oxford Falls, Sydney, last week after the cast and crew were put in isolation and tested for coronavirus twice.

Roses at the ready! The Bachelor 's eighth season will premiere on Channel 10 next month. Pictured: suitor Locklan 'Locky' Gilbert

Roses at the ready! The Bachelor ‘s eighth season will premiere on Channel 10 next month. Pictured: suitor Locklan ‘Locky’ Gilbert

On-site production had been suspended on March 26 due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

During lockdown, suitor Locklan ‘Locky’ Gilbert is believed to have had ‘virtual dates’ via Zoom with the female contestants.

‘We were three-quarters of the way through series when we went into lockdown, and basically all the cast returned home,’ Mr Tate told The Australian

Schedule: While an exact air date hasn't been confirmed, it's expected the show will launch at the end of the August, after Bachelor in Paradise season three has finished its run. Pictured: the cast of Bachelor in Paradise

Schedule: While an exact air date hasn’t been confirmed, it’s expected the show will launch at the end of the August, after Bachelor in Paradise season three has finished its run. Pictured: the cast of Bachelor in Paradise

‘So we would find ways for the show to continue in the same way that dating continues in the wider world… We call it “Love in Lockdown. They continued to virtually date, both as single dates and as group dates.’

Because of the disruption to Channel 10’s schedule caused by COVID-19, it’s possible The Bachelor will still be introduction when the show premieres.

In previous seasons, the finale had been filmed well before the first episode went to air, but it’s unclear if this will be the case this year.

Back on track: The Bachelor is believed to have resumed filming in Oxford Falls, Sydney, last week after the cast and crew were put in isolation and tested for coronavirus twice

Back on track: The Bachelor is believed to have resumed filming in Oxford Falls, Sydney, last week after the cast and crew were put in isolation and tested for coronavirus twice

Change of plans! On-site production had been suspended on March 26 due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. During lockdown, Locky is believed to have had 'virtual dates' via Zoom with the female contestants. Pictured: a contestant greets Locky at the first cocktail party

Change of plans! On-site production had been suspended on March 26 due to the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. During lockdown, Locky is believed to have had ‘virtual dates’ via Zoom with the female contestants. Pictured: a contestant greets Locky at the first cocktail party

Interestingly, Mr Tate revealed in his interview with The Australian that each episode of The Bachelor requires about four to five weeks of editing.

Previous Bachelors include astrophysicist Matt Agnew, former Wallaby Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins, personal trainer Sam Wood and chiropractor Tim Robards.

The Bachelor Australia will premiere on Channel 10 in August 

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