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New Bachelor hunk Thomas Malucelli is spotted filming a very playful date on the Gold Coast

New Bachelor hunk Thomas Malucelli is spotted filming a very playful date on the Gold Coast 2

It was recently revealed he won’t be the only Bachelor on the block this season.

And Thomas Malucelli was spotted out on a date with an unknown blonde while filming for the reality TV show on the Gold Coast on Monday. 

The 35-year-old is joining rival suitor, Melbourne basketballer Felix Von Hofe, in a major shake up of the reality TV show’s format. 

New star: Thomas Malucelli (right) was spotted out on a date with an unknown blonde (left) while filming for the reality TV show on the Gold Coast on Monday

New star: Thomas Malucelli (right) was spotted out on a date with an unknown blonde (left) while filming for the reality TV show on the Gold Coast on Monday

During the date, which took place at Miami Park, Thomas dressed in black shorts and a matching T-shirt with three quarter length sleeves.

The ‘transformation coach’ completed the sporty look in Nike sneakers. 

His potential love interest meanwhile went casual in blue jeans and a white crop top. 

Point of difference: The 35-year-old is joining rival suitor, Melbourne basketballer Felix Von Hofe, in a major shake up of the reality TV show's format

Pictured: Thomas Malucelli

Point of difference: The 35-year-old is joining rival suitor, Melbourne basketballer Felix Von Hofe, in a major shake up of the reality TV show’s format

The pair’s date appeared to consist of stalking each other through the trees with a pair of Nerf guns.

At one point the blonde laughed as she aimed her weapon at The Bachelor’s latest hunk.

A camera crew followed the lovebirds through the trees. 

Back to black: During the date, which took place at Miami Park, Thomas dressed in black shorts and a matching T-shirt with three quarter length sleeves

Back to black: During the date, which took place at Miami Park, Thomas dressed in black shorts and a matching T-shirt with three quarter length sleeves

Well-heeled: The 'transformation coach' completed the sporty look in Nike sneakers

Well-heeled: The ‘transformation coach’ completed the sporty look in Nike sneakers

Her look: His potential love interest meanwhile went casual in blue jeans and a white crop top

Her look: His potential love interest meanwhile went casual in blue jeans and a white crop top

Thomas is a former restaurant manager from Sydney who has spent the last five years working as a fitness and life coach.

Despite boasting 11,500 followers on Instagram, Thomas’ social media accounts have been switched to private, which is a requirement for all cast members.

He used to work as a restaurant manager at Michael Moore’s O Bar and Dining for seven years, before leaving the hospitality industry in 2017.

Shoot to thrill: The pair's date appeared to consist of stalking each other through the trees with a pair of Nerf guns

Shoot to thrill: The pair’s date appeared to consist of stalking each other through the trees with a pair of Nerf guns

Dangerous: At one point the blonde laughed as she aimed her weapon at The Bachelor's latest hunk

Dangerous: At one point the blonde laughed as she aimed her weapon at The Bachelor’s latest hunk

Television magic: A camera crew followed the lovebirds through the trees

Television magic: A camera crew followed the lovebirds through the trees

Television magic: A camera crew followed the lovebirds through the trees

Thomas then launched his own health business, billing himself as a transformation specialist and lifestyle coach.

It comes after Warner Bros. Australia, the company that produces The Bachelor, announced it was increasing the age limit for contestants.

While the show previously only cast participants aged from 23 to 40, the age bracket was lifted to 50 for this year’s season.

Background: Thomas is a former restaurant manager from Sydney who has spent the last five years working as a fitness and life coach

Background: Thomas is a former restaurant manager from Sydney who has spent the last five years working as a fitness and life coach

Man of mystery: Despite boasting 11,500 followers on Instagram, Thomas' social media accounts have been switched to private, which is a requirement for all cast members

Man of mystery: Despite boasting 11,500 followers on Instagram, Thomas’ social media accounts have been switched to private, which is a requirement for all cast members

The blonde laughs wildly as she stalks Thomas through the trees

CV: He used to work as a restaurant manager at Michael Moore's O Bar and Dining for seven years, before leaving the hospitality industry in 2017

CV: He used to work as a restaurant manager at Michael Moore’s O Bar and Dining for seven years, before leaving the hospitality industry in 2017

Last year’s season of The Bachelor was a ratings flop for Channel 10, with its premiere drawing just 482,000 metro viewers.

This was a major decline from the franchise’s peak in 2018, when 940,000 tuned in to watch the launch of Nick Cummins’ season.

The 2022 season will also see the show move from its longtime home in Sydney to a new mansion on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

A new start: Thomas then launched his own health business, billing himself as a transformation specialist and lifestyle coach

A new start: Thomas then launched his own health business, billing himself as a transformation specialist and lifestyle coach

Do-over: Last year's season of The Bachelor was a ratings flop for Channel 10, with its premiere drawing just 482,000 metro viewers

Do-over: Last year’s season of The Bachelor was a ratings flop for Channel 10, with its premiere drawing just 482,000 metro viewers

Meanwhile, his rival suitor Von Hofe, who stands at a whopping six foot five, is from East Melbourne and plays for the Melbourne Tigers.

A two-time team captain, he has travelled the world during his basketball career, playing in Spain, Africa, China, Germany, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and the USA.

He also has an education, holding an arts and interdisciplinary studies degree from Eastern College Australia.

Trending down: This was a major decline from the franchise's peak in 2018, when 940,000 tuned in to watch the launch of Nick Cummins' season

Trending down: This was a major decline from the franchise’s peak in 2018, when 940,000 tuned in to watch the launch of Nick Cummins’ season

Changes: The 2022 season will also see the show move from its longtime home in Sydney to a new mansion on Queensland's Gold Coast

Changes: The 2022 season will also see the show move from its longtime home in Sydney to a new mansion on Queensland’s Gold Coast

A wider net: Warner Bros. Australia, the company that produces The Bachelor, announced it was increasing the age limit for contestants

A wider net: Warner Bros. Australia, the company that produces The Bachelor, announced it was increasing the age limit for contestants

Maturity: While the show previously only cast participants aged from 23 to 40, the age bracket was lifted to 50 for this year's season

Silver fox Thomas heads back into the park for more fun and games

Maturity: While the show previously only cast participants aged from 23 to 40, the age bracket was lifted to 50 for this year’s season

Felix, whose surname is pronounced ‘Hoff’, graduated from Wesley College in 2012 and attended the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Melbourne Tigers GM Chris Brooking described him as ‘a mature athlete’ and ‘a weapon to be feared’ as a basketballer.

Felix was busy looking for love on Monday too, with the athlete filming his own date with a gorgeous blonde at a Gold Coast park.

It's on: Meanwhile, his rival suitor Von Hofe (pictured right in 2016), who stands at a whopping six foot five, is from East Melbourne and plays for the Melbourne Tigers

It’s on: Meanwhile, his rival suitor Von Hofe (pictured right in 2016), who stands at a whopping six foot five, is from East Melbourne and plays for the Melbourne Tigers

Prey: The unknown blonde seen here gunning for Thomas

Prey: The unknown blonde seen here gunning for Thomas

Good hair day: Despite the intensity of the date activity, she wore her wavy blonde tresses loose for the day

Good hair day: Despite the intensity of the date activity, she wore her wavy blonde tresses loose for the day

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