Well that was not who we expected!
ABC has finally named the next star of the Bachelor franchise, and it was a bit of a surprise. Instead of choosing one of the men who competed on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette, producers went back in time to Emily Maynard's season and chose..Arie Luyendyk Jr. ?! Talk about a blast from the blast!
After coming in second on Emily's season, with Jef Holm eventually proposing to the Bachelorette, Arie was in the running to become the Bachelor in season 19, but lost out to Chris Soules, and was considered for the job in season 17,with Sean Lowe eventually being chosen.
But now, over five years later, Arie is finally handing out the roses, in a bold casting move from ABC that no one saw coming.