Former Bachie Tim Robards To Join Neighbours
In his acting debut, Australia's first Bachelor looks to find love in Erinsborough.
Former Bachelor Australia and current hunk Tim Robards has announced he'll be putting the roses down and will be joining the cast of Neighbours this year.
Playing the role of Pierce Greyson -- which is exactly the sort of name you'd expect for someone who is as handsome as he may be mysterious -- Robards is set to "arrive in style".
According to the show the wealthy investor "has more on his mind than just making money... romance is also on the cards and hearts could be broken", describing the character as a mix of "Harvey Specter, [a] sprinkle of Christian Grey and little bit of Robert Redford".
Um, we know one heart that might be broken... his actual WIFE Anna Heinrich -- who he met on his season of Bachie.
The newlyweds tied the knot in June in Italy, having been together since the first season of The Bachelor in 2013.
According to Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison, Tim went through a full audition process, working with the other characters he'd be acting alongside.
"As soon as we put him in the room with the other characters... we knew we had our Pierce Greyson," Herbison said.
Meanwhile, Tim revealed acting had been a big goal for him this year, something to add to the chiropractor, fitness fanatic and educator's already hefty CV.
"I’ve been putting in the work behind closed doors with different coaches -- pushing myself out my comfort zone and then this role came up so I’m super excited," Robards said.
"I watched Neighbours as a kid so to be on the set with such iconic characters like Paul Robinson, Toadie and Susan is an amazing experience -- the entire cast and crew have been so welcoming."
Robards is set to make his entrance in Erinsborough in October.
Neighbours airs 6.30 Weeknights on ELEVEN And WIN Network.
Featured image: Instagram @MrTimRobards / Network Ten.