'The Bachelor': ABC Casts Surprise Fan-Favorite as Next Star

Arie Luyendyk Jr

The Bachelor: Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Announced as Season 22 Suitor

"This just fit flawless, the timing of this really fit for me", Mr. Luyendyk said on "Good Morning America".

The announcement was made today on ABC's Good Morning America.

Series creator Mike Fleiss responded with, "A Bachelor nation united against itself can not stand!" "It just hit me that yeah, I'm here". "I feel like I'm the last one of my friends to really take that last step".

So far, the fan reaction is pretty bewildered, and it's hard to blame them; this is a deep cut from Bachelor Nation's past.

Arie Luyendyk Jr.is the new Bachelor!

Kraus and Lindsay split in an emotional fight after Kraus said he was hesitant to propose since they had only known each other for a brief period of time. "Now that I've had some time and distance away from [being on the show], it feels like the feeling I had before I went into it the first time".

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"I kept things under wraps because I didn't know how this would turn out", he revealed.

Fans also suggested several options from "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 4, from Wells the bartender to Ben Z and his dog Zeus, to a major push for Kristina to go straight to her own season of "The Bachelorette".

Bachelor in Paradise, which ends its season Monday night, had series record ratings for its Season 4 premiere but was down overall nearly 13 per cent, according to the website TV Series Finale.

In the time since he was branded The Bachelorette's "Kissing Bandit", he's been up to some mildly interesting stuff. "The next runner-up, Eric Bigger, "doesn't have the charisma and attitude you need" to be a bachelor", according to a People source.

For Arie's season, I'm hoping the minds behind "The Bachelor" bring in some age-appropriate women. "Same exact deal. I just knew two days prior, but same deal: suit fittings; contracts that I signed, but they were delayed on signings on their end; booked flights". And before him, Chris Soules, who became a fan favorite during Dorfman's season.

'They actually told Arie he was gonna be the Bachelor, ' Lowe said.

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