How to watch The Bachelor season 25 wherever you are in the world

This is how you can watch The Bachelor season 25 online if you're not in the US

 ABC's "The Bachelor" stars Matt James.
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Desperate to watch The Bachelor season 25 and not sure how to? You're not alone. As the highly anticipated new season of the hit dating show finally kicks off in the US, those of us outside of the States have been feeling the FOMO. But fear not, we've got just the thing to make sure you don't miss out on the most dramatic television event of the year *Chris Harrison voice*. 

How to watch The Bachelor season 25 from anywhere in the world

If you're in the UK, The Bachelor is available via Hayu. However, we don't get the episodes in real-time and instead have to fall a week behind the US audience, which can be annoying as it means constantly dodging spoilers on the internet and social media. Luckily, there is a way around it for those of us who simply can't wait the seven days (or for those who are based anywhere else in the world): a VPN

A VPN  is a handy piece of software that allows you to browse anonymously, and to change your IP address so your mobile, computer, or laptop thinks it's in another location. Meaning, you can watch your favorite show, film or event - even if you’re away from home.

Our favorite VPN service is ExpressVPN - rated the best VPN in the world right now, by our colleagues at TechRadar.

How to get started 

1. Download ExpressVPN, using the easy-to-follow instructions (you can get 49% off, 3 months free and there's a 100% risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee).

2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the United States.

3. With your ExpressVPN installed and your location set to the United States, head to ABC's website and follow the instructions to stream the latest episodes of The Bachelor.  

The Bachelor season 25: What to expect 

The Bachelor season 25 cocktail party

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This season of The Bachelor is a little different from previous seasons. Not only do we finally get the first Black bachelor ever to appear on the show (yes, it took 25 seasons), but unlike previous seasons, this year's bachelor Matt James has not previously been on The Bachelorette or any of the show's other franchises. He's a completely new pick. 

Matt, who is a tall, dark and handsome 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder, is just as new to the show as all the female contestants going head to head to win his heart. 

The first episode of the season, which aired on ABC on Monday 4 January, saw Matt meet 32 bachelorettes, one of which could potentially become his wife. At the end of the episode, eight of the women were sent home leaving him with 24 women to get to know over the next few weeks before getting down on one knee. To see all the action, those of us outside of the US can stream the show online.