'The Bachelor' Casts Its First Black Lead, Matt James

The Bachelor made a surprise announcement this morning on Good Morning America, they have Announced their next Bachelor.

The Bachelor announced James 28, a real estate broker, and community organization founder from New York City, as its next leading man, making him the franchise's first-ever black male lead of the ABC franchise.

Rachel Lindsay made history as the first black female lead of the ABC franchise of season 13 of The Bachelorette in 2017.

Matt James had recently been cast as one of Clare Crawley's Bachelorette contestants. Her season had to stop proaction back in March due to the pandemic.

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