Shane Warne hits back at magazine's The Bachelor report

Shane Warne to be The Bachelor.
Shane Warne Photo credit: Getty

Shane Warne has denied he is set to return to our screens as the star of The Bachelor Australia, as reported by New Idea.

The former cricketer, who often made headlines due to his womanising ways, obscene outbursts and drug scandals, was set to add to his reported NZ$70 million net worth with an AU$1 million pay day for the series, the magazine reported.

Warne took to Twitter to claim the story is "completely made up" and "hurtful to his children".

"Warnie is Australia's ultimate bachelor, isn't he?" an insider from the Ten network tells New Idea.

"Whatever he does always ends up in the media so he figures why not give it a shot.

"He is the first to admit he doesn't always make the best choices with women, so why not get a bit of help along the way?"

The latest Australian Bachelorette series has recently concluded and found great success by casting celebrity Sophie Monk in the lead role.

Warne's previous romances include a 10-year marriage to Simone Callahan and a relationship with British actress Liz Hurley.

The so-called Spin King isn't a stranger to reality TV, having previously stared in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.


Shane Warne drinking beer and smoking.
Shane Warne Photo credit: Getty