AFL star who became ABC sports presenter Tony Armstrong is tipped for next year’s season

Could he be the man to save The Bachelor? AFL star who became ABC sports presenter Tony Armstrong is expected to play in next year’s season










The bachelor got poor ratings this season with Jimmy Nicholson at the helm.

But it seems that showbiz guru Richard Reid has the answer to save the ailing Channel 10 dating show franchise.

In a column for New Idea, the 52-year-old demanded that the network and the show’s producers ‘please go with Tony Armstrong’.

Could this man save The Bachelor?  Showbiz guru Richard Reid is tipping AFL star who became ABC sports host Tony Armstrong for next year's season

Could this man save The Bachelor? Showbiz guru Richard Reid is tipping AFL star who became ABC sports host Tony Armstrong for next year’s season

He explained that the 32-year-old former AFL star who became an ABC sports host had all the prerequisites for a bachelor’s degree.

“He’s funny, flirtatious and oh-so easy on the eyes,” praised the reality TV star.

Tony became famous on the football field, where he played for the Adelaide Crows, Sydney Swans and Collingwood Magpies between 2010 and 2015.

Reality TV star on the way?  He explained that the 32-year-old had all the prerequisites for a bachelor’s degree.

Reality TV star on the way? He explained that the 32-year-old had all the prerequisites for a bachelor’s degree. “He’s funny, flirtatious and oh-so easy on the eyes,” praised the reality TV star

From football to television: Tony became famous on the football field, playing for the Adelaide Crows, Sydney Swans and Collingwood Magpies between 2010 and 2015. He changed careers and started hosting NITV's Yokayi Footy, then moved to ABC as a sports host.

From football to television: Tony became famous on the football field, playing for the Adelaide Crows, Sydney Swans and Collingwood Magpies between 2010 and 2015. He changed careers and started hosting NITV’s Yokayi Footy, then moved to ABC as a sports host.

He changed his career and started hosting NITV’s Yokayi Footy in March 2020.

A few months later in June, Tony joined ABC as a sports host and commentator for the Grandstand AFL and host of the Offsiders summer series.

Tony made headlines last month after dropping the word ‘disk’ while describing cricketer Tim Paine’s bulging disc injury during a nationwide news bulletin.

Oops: Tony made headlines last month after he stumbled across the floor

Oops: Tony made headlines last month after dropping the word “disk” while describing cricketer Tim Paine’s bulging disc injury during a nationwide news bulletin

Blooper: When they handed over the report to their co-hosts, they immediately burst out laughing and asked what part of the cricketer was bulging

Blooper: When they handed the report to their co-hosts, they immediately burst out laughing and asked what part of the cricketer was bulging

“Paine has a bulging d ** k that has been … disk that has been – it’s funny – that has given him pain,” he said as he tried to correct himself.

When they handed the report to his co-hosts, they immediately burst out laughing and asked which part of the cricketer was bulging.

“Disc … I said disk,” Armstrong replied, before even bursting out laughing.

This year’s Bachelor ratings did not manage to get the same big numbers as they have had in previous seasons, with premieres of only 482,000 across the metro in five cities – compared to Nick Cummins’ season, which premiered for an audience of 940,000 .

Ratings fail: This year's Bachelor ratings did not manage to get the same big numbers as they have had in previous seasons, with premieres to only 482,000 across the five cities.  Pictured is The Bachelor's Jimmy with girlfriend Holly Kingston

Ratings fail: This year’s Bachelor ratings did not manage to get the same big numbers as they have had in previous seasons, with premieres to only 482,000 across the five cities. Pictured is The Bachelor’s Jimmy with girlfriend Holly Kingston

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