Bachelorette Casting: Desiree Is Close to Signing On! (Find Out Who Else Was in the Running)

Exclusive! Fan favorite from current Bachelor season is in final talks to star next season

By Kristin Dos Santos Mar 01, 2013 8:51 PMTags
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Looks like we haven't seen the last of Desiree!

The fan favorite from the current Bachelor (who was shockingly booted by Sean Lowe) is in final talks to become the next Bachelorette, sources confirm to E! News exclusively.

While nothing is official, we are told the deal with Desiree is "close" and an announcement is expected within the next couple of weeks. Production is scheduled to begin next month.

Three other women from the current Bachelor season have been in the running: AshLee (who just got eliminated after the hometown dates), Sarah and Lesley M., according to our show insiders.

Desiree won over many Bachelor fans this season, and her elimination was one of the most shocking in the show's history. Many considered her to be the frontrunner.

"I love love and I love to love," Desiree told us at the taping for the Women Tell All special, which airs this Monday on ABC. "And I honestly I can't wait for that moment to fall in love again. And I don't know, I'm just waiting on that." When asked if we'll see her on TV again, she replied: "I live day to day and whatever comes tomorrow comes. And if it happens to be on TV, you'll see me again."

A rep for Warner Bros. TV Studio tells us, "We cannot comment on any rumors or speculation. We will be announcing our new Bachelorette during the After the Rose special that airs live on March 11 at 10 p.m. on ABC. It's going to be a fun show."

Do you like the idea of Desiree as the next Bachelorette?