Chris Soules Will Be The Next Bachelor (Updated)

Source: ABC
Source: ABC

In news that is probably a surprise to no one, it appears that Chris Soules will be the next star of The Bachelor franchise. That’s right, folks – it’s Farmer Chris! Farmer Chris, if you remember, is a farmer who farms on a farm in Iowa. He was a finalist on Andi’s season of The Bachelorette, but she backed out before they took their relationship to the “next level” in the fantasy suite.

According to E! Online, Chris didn’t come to earn the title as easily as we might expect. Racecar driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr., the runner-up on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette, was also under consideration for the gig. I have to admit, I’m kind of bummed about it not being Arie – I remember liking him a lot, even at the end, when I usually hate everyone. Arie announced the news to his fans on Twitter yesterday, seemingly letting the farmer cat out of the bag:

 

Update: ABC confirmed the news Wednesday morning on Good Morning America.

What do you think – are you excited about Chris being the next Bachelor, or are you already sick of the word “farmer”?

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