Personal trainer Alex Marks has been announced as the lead for The Bachelor UK, which will be coming soon to Channel 5. 

The hunky new suitor will be joined by the show’s host Mark Wright, who has taken time off his Extra TV presenting commitments to also serve as a friend and confidant to Alex as he searches for the woman of his dreams. 

Following the popular and long-running US series’ format, the show will see seventeen single ladies compete for the affection of Alex, 31 – with each of the ten episodes ending in a ‘rose ceremony’ where he will eliminate those who he feels he has no connection with.