There has been speculation since “The Bachelorette” finale about who Mike Fleiss would choose to be the next “Bachelor” for the 2015 season. It was reportedly between race car driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Iowa farmer Chris Soules. It looks like a final decision has been made! Reality Steve took to Twitter Saturday evening to confirm that Chris Soules signed a contract and will be “The Bachelor” for the new season.
Everyone thought Chris was in months ago and Steve had even predicted him to be the king of roses, before Andi Dorfman’s season even aired, on his blog. Then Arie’s name kept getting tossed into the picture. There were reports that he was even filming in Arizona and had been assigned a personal trainer. This left everyone, including Steve, unsure who would be selected. Social media went wild with fans and past show participants tweeting support for Arie or Chris.
In the beginning nobody was even sure if Arie wanted the job. Arie finally took to his Twitter last Tuesday to say that he would love to share his journey to find love with everyone. He tweeted he was open, ready and hopeful. Looks like he may not be getting his chance this time around.
Reality Steve mentioned on Twitter that he is not sure when ABC will make the official announcement. He is guessing it won’t be until September. He does say, “Any reports it's Nick or Arie aren't true.” Steve says Chris signed the contract a few days ago and has been filming in Iowa for the past two days.
This is great news for fans who wanted to see sweet, hardworking Chris get his chance to find true love. He was sent home before getting a chance to enter a fantasy suite with “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman. Chris has expressed his interest at finding love on the show, saying that he couldn't possibly meet that many wonderful women from the small community he is from.
The new season of “The Bachelor” will not begin airing on ABC until January. Production will begin filming all the dates within the next few months. Stay tuned for more exciting news as it becomes available! In the meantime don’t miss “Bachelor in Paradise” on ABC.