When will the next Bachelor be introduced and did Luke Pell really get the gig? Fans won’t have to wait much longer to find out who will be handing out roses in January 2017, but those who are hoping to see Chase McNary or Robby Hayes as ABC’s next leading man won’t be happy with the news.
Mike Fleiss, the guy who brings us all things Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, revealed on Friday that the next Bachelor has been picked and the big announcement is just days away. He also dropped a major hint that will have Luke Pell fans prepping for their Monday night viewing parties when the season begins in January 2017.
Here’s why it’s obvious that producers picked Luke Pell to become the 21st Bachelor over Chase and Robby, and some intel on when Mike Fleiss will make the official announcement.
Although Bachelor fans won’t be 100 percent sure that Luke has signed a contract with ABC until the official announcement is made, anyone who follows Luke on social media will realize that all of Fleiss’ hints point to the 31-year-old war veteran getting the gig.
On Friday, Mike Fleiss tweeted that the 2017 Bachelor is “very handsome,” “likes sunrises more than sunsets,” makes a “mean tuna casserole,” and can “run a mile in less than six minutes.” Oh, and he sure can sing — check out one of his recent performances in the video below.
Of course, these hints could point to a number of JoJo Fletcher’s guys, but the sunrise hint was a major giveaway.
Not only does Luke have a sunrise pic as his Twitter header, he has posted a number of beautiful photos of the Texas sunrise on his Instagram account.
According to Reality Steve, Luke has been the clear front-runner to become the next Bachelor since early-on in JoJo’s season of the Bachelorette. However, some fans disagree and are still pulling for Chase McNary or Robby Hayes to get the gig.
@fleissmeister CHASE for the next bachelor. They are both low-keyed, but Chase will attract a larger cross section of your viewers.
— WinBoRay (@WinBoRay) August 4, 2016
Yahoo! reported that Pell revealed in a post-Bachelorette interview that he “definitely wouldn’t pass” up the opportunity to become the next Bachelor. And for those who think that he’s too serious to take on the gig, Pell states that there’s a lot that fans didn’t get to see during his time on the Bachelorette.
“I definitely wouldn’t pass on it! There’s a part of me [people] didn’t get to see on the show. A lot of my stories are so intense and deep about my military background… but I love to have fun.”
Luke Pell [Image via ABC Television Network]
Mike Fleiss hinted on Friday that he will make the announcement on Twitter after the Olympics ends (August 21). Last year when fans were waiting to see if Ben Higgins got the gig, Fleiss promised to make the big reveal on Twitter, but it actually happened on the ABC’s After Paradise talk show near the end of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Although it’s possible that Fleiss will make the announcement on Twitter, it’s more likely that Luke will be introduced on After Paradise and Fleiss will follow up with a tweet.
There are only four episodes of After Paradise left, so fans can expect to the next Bachelor reveal to take place on August 16, 23, 30 or after the Bachelor in Paradise season finale on September 6.
Are you excited to see Luke Pell as the Bachelor 2017 or are you still holding out hope that Chase McNary or Robby Hayes will be the next guy to hand out roses on ABC’s popular reality series?
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