When Will The Next Bachelor Be Announced?
The Bachelorette: Men Tell All special airs tonight, but everyone is wondering when will the next Bachelor be announced? While Bachelor Nation is definitely down for a certain fella, we aren't so sure that ABC is ready to choose just yet. Perhaps they're having a case of cold feet like Arie Luyendyk Jr. Or maybe the network has chosen and they're simply trying to keep it under wraps. Whatever it is, here are the details you need to know about the potential Bachelor announcement and who current Bachelorette star, Becca Kufrin, Chris Harrison, and Bachelor execs seem to think could be the new Bachelor for 2019.
When Will the New Bachelor be Announced for Season 23?
While we know that Becca was announced to be the Bachelorette in the After the Final Rose special, and we still have hope that we'll find out in the Men Tell All special, we're pretty sure that the 2019 announcement of our new Bachelor will come later. After all, Rachel Lindsay's Bachelorette season ended in August, and Arie's announcement was made in September after the Bachelor in Paradise finale.
If season 23 follows suit, then we will likely see the announcement this fall.
Still have hope that we'll find out as early as the Men Tell All? Don't keep reading. You'll be crushed. Just kidding. Kind of.
The Buffalo News discovered that at this time, ABC doesn't even know who the next Bachelor is.
"It’s too soon to say," Bennett Graebner, a Bachelorette showrunner told the publication. "There are a lot of conversations taking place right now, and a lot more that need to take place before that decision is made."
So, while we all have our fan-favorite picks, America won't know who their next Bachelor will be anytime soon.
However, we have a sneaking suspicion that it's going to be Jason Tartick, who made it to the final three of Becca's season.
Update: The announcement was not made at the end of The Bachelorette. So, see you in Paradise, Bachelor Nation!
Bachelor Nation's Pick for The Bachelor 2019
If there's one thing Bachelor Nation can agree on, it's that Jason Tartick would make the perfect Bachelor star.
"Jason would make a great 'Bachelor," Graebner said. "And social media seems to agree. He’s smart, charismatic, compassionate and successful. The guy’s a catch. Most important, however, Jason is honestly looking for that one person to complete his life."
Jason even has Becca's stamp of approval as the next Bach.
“He really is an amazing person,” Becca told Hollywood Life. “He’s a standup guy. He’s so respectful, charismatic, funny, open. I mean, he has all the qualities to make a great Bachelor. A lot of those guys do, though.”
The show's host, Chris Harrison, has also revealed that his top pick is Jason. And since Chris has seen it all, we believe in this one, too.
"I think Jason would be a great Bachelor," Harrison told Refinery29. "Look, here's what you're looking for to be the Bachelor: You want someone who's that diamond in the rough who, without us shining a light on him, would go unnoticed. He's a great candidate for that."
Who is your top pick for the next Bachelor? Cast your vote here!