He's known for his post-match interviews full of outlandish Aussie idioms, so Nick Cummins is no stranger to fronting the cameras. Yet, when he was first asked to do The Bachelor Australia, the question stopped him in his tracks.
Having never seen show, he wasn't sure what to expect. And the usually affable Nick found that uncertainty and unfamiliarity nerve-racking.
"I'd heard of the show, but never watched it," he revealed. "When you don't know what you're marching into, you're going to have a few nerves jumping around."
It wasn't nerves, however, that made the transition to reality TV challenging for Nick.
He struggled from the beginning with the fast-paced nature of the tight schedule, which made it hard to get to know each woman.
"People were saying it should be easier at the start, but I found it difficult," Nick explained.
"There are girls you haven't spent any time with and you have to say goodbye. So you could be sending home the girl you're meant to be with."
His initial apprehension aside, Nick took the plunge and completely invested in the show. He says he's leaving his search for love to fate.
You'd be forgiven for querying why a high-profile athlete might need help in the dating department. But Nick regarded The Bachelor Australia as an opportunity to meet someone he may not have met in everyday life.
"If you always do what you've always done, you always get what you've always got," he explains.
The Bachelor Australia is set to premiere on the 15th of August, and air Wednesday and Thursday, at 7.30pm, on Network Ten.