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It's about time! 

Rumor has it that the new Bachelor will be announced during tonight's After Paradise, and we could not be more excited to finally stop referring to Ben Higgins as only the possible new rose hander-outer. 

The only thing is that producer Elan Gale is promising that not only will we learn who the new Bachelor is, but we'll also be suffering from a seriously capslocked case of dropped jaws, as you can see in his Tweet below:

Now we don't know about you, but hearing Ben Higgins announced as the new star of The Bachelor would not even slightly drop our jaws. We may smile, we may nod, we may clap slightly, and we may also whisper-shout, "We knew it!" but we can pretty much promise you that our jaws will not be dropping at that news. 

Now that's not a bad thing. We love Ben H, we think he's the best choice for this season, and we definitely want to watch his search for love, but there are a lot of other Bachelor options that would actually blow our minds and make for some way more surprising TV: 

—Nick Viall
—Joe "Worst Person Ever" Bailey
—Chris Harrison
—Chris Soules, again
—One or all of the members of One Direction (which is why they're on hiatus)
—Elan Gale himself
—Kermit the Frog
—Ben Affleck vs. Gavin Rossdale vs. Brian Austin Green
—Drake as Wheelchair Jimmy from Degrassi
—Donald Trump
—John Stamos
—Patrick Dempsey as the ghost of McDreamy
—A retired Jon Stewart 
—Len Goodman
—Hitchbot 2.0
—Jennifer Lawrence
—A non-straight and/or non-white man  

We would pay a lot of money to watch a lot of those, and an equal amount of money to never ever have to watch some of them, but either way we'll be right back here come January to see whoever it is (probably Ben H) fall in and out of love with a whole bunch of women. 

Bachelor in Paradise airs tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC. 

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