"Bachelorette" fans have been waiting to see if blogger Reality Steve is right or wrong about who Andi Dorfman's final pick is. While Steve admits he may be wrong about who the next "Bachelor" is, he is adamant that he is right about who Andi is engaged to.
If you read his spoilers, he has been spot on this season. It looks highly likely that he will remain correct as far as Andi's season goes, but according to a report on Radar Online, his prediction that Iowa farmer Chris Soules will be the next "Bachelor" is wrong. Or, at the very least, not 100 percent correct.
Steve all but confirmed weeks ago that unless Soules turned the offer down, he was going to be the next "Bachelor," writing, "Just like I said with Andi before Juan Pablo's season started, I'll say the same thing about Chris: this is his gig if he wants it." He went on to say that ABC would definitely try to make fans think they weren't sure who they had in mind and "talk about the tough decision they have."
His prediction changed last week, right after Radar Online broke the story that Soules is not the only person being considered to become ABC's next leading man. Radar states that Arie Luyendyk, Jr, the guy former "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard dumped, is "now in the running to be the next Bachelor." Their source is apparently someone who races with Luyendyk, who is an Indy Light Series champ.
"Producers have already filmed him at home in Arizona, and they even sent a personal trainer to get him in shape for TV. They think he’d be perfect."
Once the story broke, Steve admitted that he may be wrong, writing, "The fact of the matter is, it’s true. I’ve said all along it’s going to be Chris. And maybe it still will be him. But Arie is definitely in the mix now and someone they are seriously considering. Didn’t see it coming since he’s yesterday’s news, but I’m very well aware he’s got a following, so I could see why they’d choose him if they did."
ABC has not stated when they will reveal who the next "Bachelor" is, although many fans are hoping the announcement comes at the end of the "Bachelorette" season finale. However, with "Bachelor in Paradise" just a week away, it's possible that the network will string fans along a few more weeks to add to all the hype.