It really "ees OK," Bachelor nation.
The next Bachelor probably will be nothing like Juan Pablo, E! News has learned. According to multiple sources who work on the show, producers are zeroing in on two finalists for the gig: Arie Luyendyk Jr. (runner-up on Emily Maynard's Bachelorette season) and Chris Soules (the Iowan farmer from the current season with Andi Dorfman).
"They are looking for the anti-Juan Pablo," says one source close to production. "Definitely want a really nice guy this time around."
No final decision has been made yet, but producers are meeting with both Chris and Arie, and they already filmed scenes with Arie in his hometown in Arizona to get a sense of how the show would be with him.
The announcement could be made as early as next week but, producers and the network "will probably wait ‘til very last minute to make the call."
You know. Just to make it more exciting!
ABC is staying mum on casting details, per usual: "We never comment on casting rumors and speculation," a rep tells us. "Right now we do not know when we will announce who the new Bachelor is."
So…Time to weigh in! The powers that be are assuredly listening. (Right?)
Who would you rather watch as the new Bachelor? Chris, the Iowan farmer, or Arie, the son of Indianapolis 500 winner, Arie Luyendyk?
Weigh in below!