A native of Iowa, “The Golden Bachelor”. The 71-year-old Gerry Turner will play the lead in the upcoming senior-focused spinoff of the ABC programme, which was revealed on “Good Morning America” on Monday. Turner, who was born and raised in Iowa, is searching for love now that Toni, his wife of 43 years, passed away from a disease in 2017.
“Even though I’m from Iowa, I currently reside on a stunning lake in Indiana. Any lake activity is my favourite! I like going on pontoon boat excursions and having jet ski races with my grandkids. According to him, he has two daughters and two granddaughters. Turner, a former restaurant owner, currently resides in Indiana.
According to ABC, the programme is a more sophisticated version of the popular reality television series featuring women in their golden years who have “a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss, and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities.”
In a casting call for the programme, it was said that the producers were looking for “active and outgoing single men and women in their “golden years” and “senior people,”. A senior citizen is often someone who is 65 years of age or older.
In its existence, “The Bachelor” franchise has had a number of connections to Iowa.
Turner is hardly the first famous actor with Iowan roots. Chris Soules, an agriculturalist from northeast Iowa, directed his own season in 2015 after participating as a suiter on “The Bachelorette.” Mercedes Northup, a Bloomfield native who currently resides in Nashville, made an appearance on the most recent season of Zach Shallcross’ rosy dating competition. The current season of “The Bachelorette,” which airs Mondays on ABC, features a contestant named Caleb Balgaard, also known as “Caleb B.” He attended Iowa Western Community College.
In 2020, Peter Weber’s season of “The Bachelor” featured Kelsey Weier, who was Miss Iowa USA in 2017. Derek Peth, a resident of Waverly, participated in JoJo Fletcher’s season in 2016.
Koy Schneiter, a Season 19 hopeful from Waukee, was scheduled to appear on Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey’s joint season of “The Bachelorette,” however he or she was not selected as a finalist.