The Bachelor UK is back for another series after a seven-year break when it featured Gavin Henson and Spencer Matthews.
Presented by ex-Towie star Mark Wright, it will air on Channel 5 on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 10pm, the show will feature 17 new contestants, a new whole set-up and one very hunky Bachelor.
Channel 5 Hunky Alex is a PT from London and looking for love
Who is the Bachelor Alex Marks?
This year’s bachelor is 31-year-old Alex Marks, a personal trainer from London.
The hunk is looking for love and someone to spend his life with.
He said in an interview: “I guess you could say it was a unique [way to find love] but it was enjoyable and what an amazing way to get to know someone to be away and have the most amazing dates, it was great fun.
“It’s a great story to tell the grandkids one day.”
Who are the contestants?
This year, 17 single women are taking part in The Bachelor UK.
Alex will go on a series of one-to-one dates and two-on-one dates.
In the end, there will be four women left and the PT will visit their families in their respective home towns.
One woman will be eliminated and then the bachelor will spend the night at an exotic location with the remaining three.
Channel 5 Abbey is a PA to a CEO and Boutique Owner
Abbey is PA to a CEO & Boutique Owner.
She is described as “really ambitious” and has “strict dating rules”.
Abbey is a single mum to her five-year-old son.
She has one series relationship from when she was 17 until 23.
Channel 5 Alicia is 25-years-old and is from Essex
Alicia is 25-years-old and is from Essex.
She is an events coordinator and describes herself as a “massive foodie”
Alicia moved out of her family him in Chelmsford recently.
She has been in two serious relationships and even moved to LA to be with her second boyfriend when she was 18.
Channel 5 Charlotte is 36-years-old a from West London
Charlotte is 36-years-old a from West London.
She has been previously engaged but has confessed she is now “holding out for the one”.
Charlotte is a full-time model and yoga instructor in her spare time.
Channel 5 Chloë is 25-years-old from the countryside who moved to London
Chloë is 25-years-old from the countryside who moved to London.
She is a yoga instructor and previously attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood.
Chloë previously broke her back and had to relearn to walk again.
Since the accident, Chloë said she now looks at life is too short to “ever doubt yourself”.
Channel 5 Claudia is a psychology graduate and belly dancer from London
Claudia is a psychology graduate and belly dancer from London.
She speaks fluent Spanish and just completed a year travelling and modelling around Columbia.
Claudia has never been in a real relationship and said she finds modern dating “off-putting.”
Channel 5 Faran is a pilates instructor in Chelsea but originates from New York
Faran is a pilates instructor in Chelsea but originates from New York.
She moved to the UK when she was 13 -years -old when her parents sent her to boarding school.
Fran has had four serious relationships in the past.
Channel 5 Frankie is from Edinburgh, Scotland and works as a freelance makeup artist
Frankie is from Edinburgh, Scotland and works as a freelance makeup artist.
She said she “loves adventurous dates” and has a couple of serious relationships.
Channel 5 Gabriella is 29-years-old and from London
Gabriella is 29-years-old and from London.
She is an award-winning lifestyle blogger and previously studied fashion and PR at The University of Arts in London.
Gabriella revealed her ideal date would be in a pub wearing jeans and trainers.
Channel 5 Georgina is a circus performer from Los Angeles, America
Georgina is a circus performer from Los Angeles, America.
She performs in fire breathing, snake charming, uni-cycling and is a trapeze artist.
Georgina has previously fire breathed for Miley Cyrus and acted with Kevin Hart.
In the past, she has had three serious relationships but had been single for three years.
Channel 5 Lilly is 24-years-old and a financial analyst in London
Lilly is 24-years-old and a financial analyst in London.
She is a science graduate and studied at the University of London.
Her longest relationship has been six to eight months long.
Channel 5 Lois is a single mother from Hertfordshire to four-year-old daughter Grace
Lois is a single mother from Hertfordshire to four-year-old daughter Grace.
She confessed the only thing missing from her life is a man.
Channel 5 Natasha is a surveyor from Essex and is currently training to become a chartered surveyor.
Natasha is a surveyor from Essex and is currently training to become a chartered surveyor.
She is half Iranian and loves Iranian cooking.
From the ages of 18-22, she worked as a promotions girl in local nightclubs and is looking for a gentleman.
Channel 5 Reanne has previously been married and was divorced at age 23
Reanne has previously been married and was divorced at age 23.
She is a model and entertainer from Norwich.
She has been living in America for the past 5 years but moved back home to be closer to her family.
Channel 5 Robyn is a 28-year-old Bollywood dancer from the Wirral
Robyn is a 28-year-old Bollywood dancer from the Wirral.
She worked in India for five years and says she is a girl’s girl that is “Ready to find a real man”.
Robyn confessed her ideal man would be someone like Enrique Iglesias, tall, dark, but not too muscular.
Channel 5 Tara is a 21-year-old hairdresser from Glasgow, Scotland
Tara is a 21-year-old hairdresser from Glasgow, Scotland.
She said she comes from a loud household and describes her family as The Kardashians.
Tara confessed she has been heartbroken once before and despite being 21 she wants to find a husband be a young mum.