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The Bachelor promos for Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins are straight-up cooked, and we honestly can’t wait

And the “Badgelor” isn’t just funny, he’s got a heart of gold too.

By: Kate Wagner

Last year, the folks behind the Aussie Bachelorette broke the mould set by their American counterpart and picked a celebrity to hand out the roses.

Normally sweet, unassuming nobodies, former Bachelors and Bachelorettes were nervous in front of the cameras and desperate not to do or say anything that would ruin their new brand. Conversely, Sophie Monk wanted to demolish the preconceived notions we had about her, so she was candid, crass and hilarious.

Suddenly aware Australians react well to beloved bogans, TEN signed up Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins to be this season's Bachelor.

Already loved for his seriously-does-he-have-these-written-down-somewhere idioms, curly hair and tendency to take the piss, rather than force him to conform to the bland as shit archetype, the show has taken his lead and is already promising to be the funniest yet.

The teaser trailers

You just know the Badgelor was involved in the making of the skits — tell us this floating love heart schtick wasn't his doing.

His delivery is perfection. Also, how can we say no to a man riding a rainbow unicorn?

Our personal favourite is the nod to his rugby past.

Ugh, he's going to be so funny.

He’s a bloody a natural in front of the camera

We don't know if you've seen many footy post-match interviews, but wow some of them are painful to watch. And that's fine, they're there to toss a ball around, not dazzle us with their presentation skills, but Honey Badger has always been fascinating to watch on TV.

Now, on camera skills might not seem like it's the most important skill for someone looking for love, but believe you me, it is. We've all sat through those cringey AF dates where everyone's hyperaware of the camera man sitting two feet from their face while they have a D&M.

Also, if they're not good on camera, the dates can look like this…

See! Is it over yet?

He’s made huge sacrifices for his family

In 2014, Nick gave up his Rugby World Cup dreams to provide for his sick family. He was reluctantly let out of his contract by the ARU for "unique and extreme personal circumstances".

The Badger moved to Japan for the huge cash incentives offered by the team so that he could support his dad Mark, who was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.

Mark — who was named the Queensland Father of the Year in 2012 — is a single dad with eight kids, two of whom have cystic fibrosis.

"It was a difficult decision to make in the context of a Rugby World Cup next year, but the health and wellbeing of my family is paramount," he said at the time. "I now must put my own interests in the world cup aside."

So basically, our latest Bachelor is funny, honest and so selfless it'll make you cry. Is it too late to apply?