Although Lee Thompson and Gina Myers’ love story quickly dwindled after the season finale of the first season of The Bachelor South Africa, M-Net has confirmed that the show will be returning to the channel for another season in February next year.

Jason Greer will return as host as the popular reality show hopes to connect an eligible bachelor with the woman of his dreams. While the channel is still searching for the next season’s leading man, entries have opened online and will close on 20 August 2019 at 23:59. To be part of the show, ladies have to be over 21 and single – either never married or divorced – and meet the requirements stipulated in the Terms and Conditions (published on mnet.tv). You need to fill out the short entry form on the M-Net website, where you will also be asked to submit two photographs of yourself.

“Even though our first season did not have the ‘happily-ever-after’ fairy-tale ending everyone wished for, we continue to believe in the power of love,” says Lani Lombard, M-Net’s Head of Publicity. “The show did exceptionally well for M-Net. Our viewers were swooning over all the drama and were swept off their feet as our dapper Bachelor whisked off the ladies on adventurous dates and to exotic locations. We can’t wait to meet the bevy of beauties, whom our audiences will be rooting for, to receive the final rose.”

The Bachelor franchise has a fantastic track record: 23 seasons of the show have been produced in the US and the format has been licensed to more than 30 countries. It follows the love journey of one lucky man, through the series, gradually narrows down his options to the perfect match – who is typically the recipient of a romantic marriage proposal in the dramatic finale. Sometimes the couple later gets cold feet, but globally the format has seen many fairy-tale weddings and subsequent baby bumps.

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