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Arie Luyendyk Jr. says Chris Soules is next 'Bachelor' star

Professional racecar driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr. attends KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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Well it looks as if the spoiler that Andi Dorfman's reject Chris Soules is the next star of "The Bachelor" really is true. On Monday, August 25, Arie Luyendyk Jr., who was in the running for the role, pretty much confirmed that viewers will see the farmer from Iowa handing out the roses instead.

"I'm not the Bachelor, have fun on the farm people," he tweeted. Many of Arie's fans immediately responded to express their disappointment. Several wrote that the new season will be a bore with Chris and some even wrote that they will now be boycotting the new season.

Neither the network nor the show has released an official statement on who the next Bachelor will be. Arie's tweet seems to be in reaction to a photo that he posted earlier in the day of him at the Santa Monica Pier standing next to a Zoltar fortune teller machine, with the caption, "Your wish has been granted." Several fans speculated that the photo is proof that he's the next Bachelor and that he's in the Los Angeles area filming. Arie apparently felt compelled to put the speculation to rest so that his fans don't continue to get their hopes up.

The spoiler website Reality Steve already announced about two weeks ago that Chris Soules is the next Bachelor. One person who is not happy that the spoiler turned out to be true is Chris Bukowski, who competed with Arie for Emily Maynard's hand in a previous season of the show and who was just seen on the spin-off "Bachelor in Paradise". He replied to Arie's tweet with a simple "#HorseS**t."

Another person who is likely disappointed is Sean Lowe, who also competed with Arie for Emily but later actually got the chance to be the Bachelor. Sean championed for Arie to be the next "Bachelor" star through both his Twitter account and blog. With Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s announcement that Chris Soules will be the next man to find love on national TV, guess that means that Arie's fans will just have to resign themselves to watching him race on TV.

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