The Bachelor

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 And the next Bachelor is...

We're nearing the end of The Bachelorette, so you know what the means: it's time to really start speculating about who will be ABC's next leading man! And trust us, the search is definitely on...like Donkey Kong.

"Just off the top of my head I can think of four guys," Chris Harrison told us of the next Bachelor possibly being one of Kaitlyn Bristowe's suitors on this season of The Bachelorette. Our faves? Ben Z, the gentle giant, who recently was sent home in tears, and a few guys currently still in the running.

But will any of them actually end up becoming the next Bach?! Well, the audience response at the Men Tell All taping will probably be a huge factor, but we already have some theories on who will be handing out the roses for the 20th season.

You're welcome in advance, ABC!

The Bachelorette, Ben H., Ben Z.

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Battle of the Bens: Similar to this year's format, with Kaitlyn and Britt both vying for the Bachelorette title in the premiere, we could totally see both Ben Z and Ben H being crowned the next Bachelors, with the 25 women voting between them. Better yet, let them both stay for at least a few episodes, making the voting process even more grueling.

And the more we think about it, the more we love this idea, as both Bens have proven to be great guys during their time on the show thus far.

Nick Viall

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Nick Viall Third time's a charm?! Hey, Nick has come off remarkably well this season, despite his controversial introduction. 

The Bachelorette, Clint, JJ

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Brokeback Bachelor: JJ and Clint, the franchise's broiest bros, look for love together, but end up ignoring all the ladies and just hanging out with each other.  

The Bachelorette, Ian

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Ian: The Princetown graduate (and former model…who cheated death) gets his wish and becomes the next Bachelor. Except no one shows up to the auditions. They just aren't "deep" enough.

Andi Dorfman, Josh Murray

Josh Murray: While Chris Harrison told us that there's been no discussions at ABC or within The Bachelor team about having Andi Dorfman's ex come back, he's up for it and we could see him being very popular, with Harrison saying Bachelor Nation loves him. "Would he be a viable candidate? Sure, he's a great guy, but I know we're not having those discussions."

Brad Womack, the Bachelor

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Brad Womack: ‘Cause why the hell not?

Ryan Gosling, Shawn B., Calvin Harris

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Shawn B.: While it seems highly unlikely, given just how much screen-time the Ryan Gosling-Calvin Harris hybrid has been given + that little Snapchat scandal, Shawn is by far his season's breakout contestant, with almost 150,000 followers on Instagram.

The Bachelorette, Chris

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Chris "Cupcake": Oh my gosh, could you imagine full-on crying meltdowns like the one we experienced in last night's episode on a weekly basis?! Dream big...even if you miss you'll still be amongst the Bachelor rejects.

Anonymous: The most surprising pick of all? A regular ol' guy, who has yet to appear in the franchise. Highly doubtful, seeing as this happened for a very long time, but could be a good palate cleanser. 

OK, now we want to hear from you: Who do you think should be the next Bachelor? Vote in our poll below and then head on down to the comments to make your case!

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