Ben is back!

Rejoice, Bachelor nation, the drought is almost over. The Bachelor returns for its 20th season on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, and E! News has your exclusive first look at Ben Higgins in action as the new Bachelor. And guess what? He's perfect. No, really—the promo says it all. "We're giving you the perfect 10," the voice-over boasts. "I mean perfect Ben." 

Plus, we get our first look at some of Ben's 25 ladies, including the identical twins who arrive in the same the same time...and say the same the same time.

Ben's reaction? Perfect, obviously. As one of his ladies says, "Cheers to the hottest man in America!"

Ben Higgins, Bachelor


"I never thought I'd be in that situation," Ben, 27, recently admitted of dating more than one woman, let alone a set of twins, at once. "I'm nervous to meet the women that take some time out of their life to come hang out with me."

So what kind of Bachelor will the software salesman be, aside from a "perfect" one? "What you see is what you get," a source told E! News of Ben. "What you saw on Kaitlyn's season is very much who he is: straightforward with a great sense of humor."

Previously, fans got a sneak peek of Ben's first official night as the Bachelor, when series creator Mike Fleiss posted a cute photo of Ben with his infant son, Ben. "The Bens on night one!!!" he captioned the pic. 

After making in to the final three during Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette, Ben became the frontrunner to be the next Bachelor, continuing the franchise's streak of selecting the third runner-up: Chris Soules was the third runner up on Andi Dorfman's season, and Kaitlyn was the third runner up on Chris's season. Andi also was the third runner-up on Juan Pablo Galavis' season.

The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 on ABC.

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