From a media release:
CFL WIDE RECEIVER BRAD SMITH NAMED FIRST-EVER CANADIAN BACHELOR ON THE BACHELOR CANADA, PREMIERING THIS FALL ON CITYTV
- Most recently with the Edmonton Eskimos, the Hudson, QC, native takes time off from football to find love on the popular Bachelor franchise
- Bachelorettes and Host to be revealed over the coming months
Following weeks of viewer excitement and fervent speculation, Citytv announced today that 28-year-old CFL wide receiver Brad Smith is now the countryâ€™s most eligible bachelor, and will star as â€˜the bachelorâ€™ on The Bachelor Canada, premiering this fall on Citytv. The highly-anticipated announcement was made earlier this morning on Breakfast Television, Rogers Radio stations across the country, and BachelorCanada.ca.
Smith, who grew up in small-town Hudson, QC, graduated from Queenâ€™s University in Kingston, ON, and went on to enjoy a successful career as a wide receiver with the Montreal Alouettes (2007), Toronto Argonauts (2007-2009), and Edmonton Eskimos (2010-2011). Currently a free agent, Smith is taking time off from sports to find true love. After living out his childhood dream on the football field, the charismatic bachelor is ready to settle down and find his soulmate, taking Canada along on his romantic journey.