You know what they say: Keep your friends close and your fellow Bachelorette suitors closer!
As E! News exclusively reported, Ben Higgins, the third runner-up in Kaitlyn Bristowe's season, is producers' pick to be the next Bachelor. While the 26-year-old software salesman has yet to sign on the dotted line, a source close to the ABC franchise told us it's "a done deal."
But Ben might want to sign sooner rather than later because when we caught up with some of the guys, including Ben Zorn and Chris "Cupcake" Strandburg, at the Men Tell All special, they revealed to us that they would definitely consider taking over for Chris Soules' as the next Bach...
"Who doesn't want to be the Bachelor? It would be a great experience," Jared Haibon, who is set to appear on Bachelor in Paradise, told E! News' Will Marfuggi, while Ben Z, a fan-favorite who won viewers over after talking about the death of his mother (He hasn't cried since!), said, "If they asked me, I would definitely consider it. It's something that I want to think about and talk about with my family."
As for "Cupcake," who cried and cried (and cried) after being sent home by Kaitlyn while on a cliff in Ireland, he also said he's consider taking on the Bachelor title.
"I learned about myself and I did have a fast progressing relationship with Kaitlyn because you sit there and make yourself vulnerable and only talk about things that are important to you," he reasoned. Five points for the dentist!
And when we chatted with Kaitlyn, she revealed the guys from her season who she thought would make a great Bachelor: both Bens, Chris or Jared. Hey, you can't say the girl doesn't have good taste!
To hear more from all the guys on how they feel about the Bachelor process, press play on the video above!
The Bachelorette's Men Tell All special airs tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.