Matt James is the first African-American male lead on the show, The Bachelor. An online petition was signed by over 80,000 people that asked the show-runners to have more diversity on the show.
James said that it was a “honor” to be the first African-American man to star on The Bachelor. “Hopefully this is the first of many black men to be in the position that I’m in now,” he said. “I hope people see that I’m not that much different than them, and that diverse love stories are beautiful.”
James’ season will be taped on January 2021. This will be the 25th season of The Bachelor.
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