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Matt James Becomes The First Black Lead In ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’

American dating and relationship reality television series ‘The Bachelor’ announced the next Bachelor as Matt James, who is a real estate broker, entrepreneur, and community organization founder.

Through the official Instagram page, ABC‘s ‘The Bachelor’ gave the news with these words along with Matt James’s photo:

“It’s official…your next Bachelor is @mattjames919!”

In this way, the 28-year-old Matt James has become the first black male to hold a title role in ‘The Bachelor’ after 40 seasons.

As known, the TV show had been under pressure for years because of its “white cast.” Even, the show was charged for blocking contestants of color from starring roles.

After this announcement, many people reacted positively and expressed their support to diversity in TVs via these comments:

“HUGE congrats to Matt!!! So excited for this! ❤❤❤” said, Lauren Zima.

“I had written off this show after last season. They have won me back again with this choice 😍😍” added, Lauren Briglia.

Below you can find the mentioned Instagram post.

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