ABC listening to the calls to diversify and add a black lead to their popular reality series The Bachelor. This morning on Good Morning America, they made the announcement that they have picked their first male black lead on the show. Matt James was one of the guys that was supposed to be on Claires season for The Bachelorette before that show was hit by the production shutdown. Matt is a 28-year-old real estate broker from North Carolina, and now he is also the first Black Bachelor in the show’s 18 year history.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 12, 2020