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Reality Steve confirms Chris Soules as next Bachelor': 'It’s official'

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Is the next "Bachelor" Chris Soules or Arie Luyendyk, Jr.? According to Reality Steve, filming for the 2015 season is already underway and Iowa farmer Chris Soules was picked to be ABC's leading man. Last week, Steve tweeted that Soules signed a contract and would be handing out roses next year.

"The Bachelor" typically premieres in January, but ABC has not confirmed a start date and a formal announcement about the show's lead has not been made. It is likely that the network is waiting until "Bachelor in Paradise" ends to confirm who the "Bachelor" is. For now, we'll take what Reality Steve says as gospel because, for the most part, his spoilers are correct.

It’s official. Chris Soules will be the next “Bachelor.” Signed contract couple days ago & been filmed the last 2 days in Iowa — @RealitySteve

On Tuesday, Reality Steve dedicated a few paragraphs to Soules and his new role as "The Bachelor" stating that film crews were in Iowa over the weekend filming the farmer in his hometown. Steve states that Soules was "filmed at the Franklin Hotel/Restaurant in Strawberry Point (where production stayed), a bar in Arlington called the Wagon Wheel, and was also filmed at the Iowa State Fair this past weekend."

Soules, 32, won the hearts of many fans when he appeared on the most recent season of "The Bachelorette." He fell for Andi Dorfman, but she sent him home during the overnight dates. Unlike Nick Viall and winner Josh Murray, Soules did not get to spend time with Andi in the Fantasy Suite. He was a true gentleman on the show, something that might be refreshing for viewers to see when he takes on the role of the guy who hands out roses.

Will it be difficult to cast women for the upcoming season of "The Bachelor"? If Chris Soules is indeed ABC's chosen one, it's likely that women will be flocking to the casting calls to get a chance at love with the smart and very handsome farmer. While not every woman has a dream of becoming a homemaker, there are many who just want a good guy who wants a wife and family. Sounds like ABC finally made a great choice.

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