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We're 95 percent sure there's a line forming at ABC Studios of women desperate to audition for the next season of The Bachelor.
Why? Because Sean Lowe, a fan favorite during the current season of The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard, is being eyed by the show's producers as the next Bachelor.
A source confirms to E! News: "People love him so he's in the mix...We never pick a Bachelor early until we see fans' reaction."
As we previously reported, Martinez never signed a contract to appear on the show. At the time, a source told us ABC was doing a casting search for an unknown Bachelor and was waiting to see if any of the guys from Maynard's season stood out.
Enter Lowe, a 28-year-old insurance salesman from Texas who was a fan favorite to win Maynard's heart before she sent him just one week before the final rose ceremony. Their goodbye was one of the most emotional moments in recent Bachelorette history.
Lowe received the loudest applause from the audience during the recent Men Tell All special, where his Bachelor casting seemed to be hinted at, with Sean saying he was very open to finding love again. Us Weekly first reported that the show's producers were considering Lowe as their new most eligible man.
While ABC is sticking to its company line ("We do not comment on rumors or speculation," says the show rep), a source close to production tells us "of course" Sean is one of the frontrunners in contention.
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