SINGING star Nathan Carter and music mogul Louis Walsh are among a panel of celebrity judges who have signed up to take part in a nationwide search for the most eligible bachelor in Ireland.
The Westmeath Bachelor Competition, which launched in 2019, returns this year, following its postponement in 2020 due to Covid-19.
The original concept for the competition has now evolved into a three-day festival, the organisers confirm, with some of the country’s top musical acts across different genres rocking the main stage in Mullingar on the May Bank Holiday weekend of 2022.
The festival line-up will be announced in the coming weeks, but the jewel of the weekend will be The Westmeath Bachelor Competition itself, which takes place on May 1, 2022 in the Mullingar Arts Centre.
Described as “an evening to find Irelands most eligible bachelor”, the competition will pit some of the nation’s most eligible males against each other all vying for the title of Westmeath Bachelor 2022.
It will be judged by a celebrity panel, Louis Walsh, Doireann Garrihy, Anne Doyle and Nathan Carter.
The organisers describe the competition as “a modern twist on an old classic as historically Ireland has looked to our female population to find an individual who is polished, poised, has a social conscience and is able to represent themselves on a national stage”.
“Now it is the turn of the gentlemen to shine,” they add.
Along with the title of Westmeath Bachelor the winner will also receive an all-inclusive holiday to Ibiza, a new wardrobe of clothes and a cash donation to their chosen charity.
“This all-inclusive event naturally welcomes and invites men of all orientations and backgrounds to represent a new Ireland,” they confirm.
Potential contestants should apply to join the show here.
Tickets for the event can also be found at that website.