ABC reveals the 71-year-old Golden Bachelor star

The identity of The Golden BachelorThe star of the series has been revealed as 71-year-old Gerry Turner has been identified as the eponymous bachelor.

Who is the star of “The Golden Bachelor”?

diversity detailed Turner, whom the outlet describes as the show’s “first senior lead man.” Turner is dubbed by ABC as a “charming 71-year-old patriarch” who is looking for love on “The Golden Bachelor.” A father, grandfather, and retired restaurateur based in Indiana, he enjoys hosting barbecues, playing and watching sports, and more.

The outlet notes that Turner’s former wife, Toni, was his high school sweetheart and that the two were married for 43 years before she passed away from illness in 2017. With the support of his family — daughters Angie and Jenny and granddaughters Charlee and Payton — he’s “ready to find love again.”

Episodes of The Golden Bachelor will be airing weekly on ABC this fall on Mondays at 10 p.m. It’s the latest spin-off of The Bachelor, which originally debuted in 2002 and followed shows like Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise. The Bachelor is a hugely popular franchise, and the dating series’ 27th season ended last March.