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Next 'Bachelor' Choice Narrowed Down to Top Five by Show Creator

Next 'Bachelor' Choice Narrowed Down to Top Five by Show Creator

UPDATE: The 2018 star of The Bachelor was announced on Thursday, September 7!

Everyone is still waiting to find out the choice for the next star of The Bachelor and the show’s creator Mike Fleiss keeps tweeting out clues!

During the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise on Monday (September 4), Mike tweeted out, “First Big Clue… #TheBachelor will not be from Jojo’s season.”

Before this, Mike tweeted out a list of five guys who are the top choices for the next Bachelor. Two of these guys are from JoJo Fletcher‘s season of The Bachelorette, so that seemingly rules them out of the running.

Click through the slideshow for the power ranking…

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  • Koos

    so welcome the ‘Down Syndrom’?

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  • Canon Lyn

    Wells!!!!! Peter isn’t ready, Eric is a player, and Ben and Chase are just not cool. Isn’t Chase even unemployed? Wells for sure!!!

  • dee

    wellll obbbvvsss peter would be the best choice, but hes not made for a show like this. and i dont see eric as the next bachelor, has to be either ben z or wells!

  • rose

    Peter better not be the one they put as the new Bachelor. He’s not ready, not fitted for the format (and yes i’m not just talking about the proposal that is not even required) FYI: Peter not being a good fit for the show is NOT a bad thing considering.

  • Rhonda K. Sara

    Ben Z please!!! Nice guy, needs to get the girl!

  • Linda Jeffreys Lawrence

    I think it’s none these although i wish it was Wells, I think it’s Dean and they can’t tell it’s that because still on bachelor in paradise. if they had announced it was Dean earlier everyonewould know he didn’t end up with anyone on Bachelor in paradise. just my opinion.

  • Truvey Taylor

    Chase isn’t technically unemployed. I heard him on a podcast; he’s signed to a modelling agency and trying out some business sending a monthly subscription for fitness gear. He’s hot af but no good for Bachelor.

  • Truvey Taylor

    I guess I’ll throw up in my mouth every Monday if Peter is Bachelor…I really don’t like him.

  • KY

    I liked Wells too. He would make a great bachelor!!

  • dee

    Think you might be the only one who doesnt! hes gorgeous! and seem,s like a great guy, who is actually realistic of the whole situation. but i dont think itll be him though after everything that transpired on rachels season and after what happened at the final rose….. the producers WANT the bachelor/ette to pick someone and get engaged on the show, picking him would be a huge gamble. it would be almost contradicting to pick him….

  • Truvey Taylor

    Which is why he should be completely done with Bach nation; if it’s contradictory to his nature, why give him that platform a second time?! Don’t get me wrong, Peter is a great guy and fine as hell but maybe should stick to traditional methods of dating. The reason I don’t like his is by contrast, everyone called Bryan a player and “too smooth” when all that time Peter was the one playing games and being wishy washy with Rachel. I don’t think anyone should have to go through that with him again.

  • Cathy Hardy

    Wells get my vote!

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  • Rebecca

    New list:
    1. Luke Pell
    2. Ben Higgins
    3. Ben Zorn

  • Karen van Kaam

    Well, technically he was very open about not proposing at the end of the season and Rachel knew. She chose to stick around. No games or being wishy washy, just the realistic truth. But I guess you do get people that perceive the truth as wishy washy…

  • disqus_RHpWey2Kz5

    Ben Z please!!
    Handsome and sweet!
    I like Wells a lot but don’t want him as a contestant but a host or something!!

  • Blk Br

    All in all, I concur with your list. I have my own modified list of my own choices as follows:
    1) Luke Pell (Tex.)
    2) Eric Bigger (Cal.-MD)
    3) Jared Haibon (RI)
    4) Ben Zorn
    5) Chase or Ben H. (a real tie)
    6) Peter Kraus (Wis.) if really ready & up to it (fast-track).
    . May the best contestant win shortly. Maybe Peter should wait a year for the 2019 season, IMHO.

  • Blk Br

    Another good option and choice, albeit my choices are as listed in preceding post. NO, on Peter K at this time, maybe he will be more ready and in better frame of mind in fall ’18.

  • Blk Br

    All in all, I concur. Peter K. will likely be a better choice in fall of 2018, IMO. He may need a bit more time to get over Rachel’s season. Just saying. Let others go forth this fall before Peter K. is considered. IMHO. Obviously, show is very fast-paced.

  • Blk Br

    Good comments, all in all. Peter’s values do have validity, IMHO. However, Bachelor show may not be best “fit” for him, but it’s possible to make it work if adjustments are made, being able to adapt to fast-pace of the show. My best wishes to all engaged couples w/ hopes of real marriage for them.

  • Blk Br

    Good observations. He wasn’t ready to go ahead and propose with little time left which I get and understand. Best wishes to Peter and his future & for Bryan and Rachel too.

  • Blk Br

    I concur that Peter K. isn’t ready yet, needs time out and a breather and may not “fit” the fast pace of the show. Perhaps by fall 2018 for 2019 will be different. Stay tuned as they say. Let Jared H., Luke P., or others get the chance of being the next Bachelor, IMHO. And NO Nick please, especially Nick V. He erred in his choice, IMHO.

  • Blk Br

    Peter K. is not the best choice at this time. Perhaps OK in another year. In the meantime, I humbly suggest and recommend the following as follows:
    1) Luke Pell (Tex.)
    2) Jared Haibon (RI)
    3) Eric Bigger (Cal.-MD)
    4) Ben Zorn
    5) Chase or Ben H. (a real close tie, IMHO)
    6) Peter Kraus (Wis.) if really 100% ready & up to it (fast-track) w/ new outlook, etc. May the best contestant win shortly. Maybe Peter should wait a year for the 2019 season, IMHO. Obviously time is running out for 2018.

  • Blk Br

    I concur as a whole. Peter might be the best choice but not for this season of the Bachelor. Maybe for 2019 season. Ben Z. or Wells are great choices. Others also are good choices as listed in my other posts. Get to a decision, ABC!

  • Laurie Swind Dame

    I wish it had been Luke. Great guy, level headed, mature. grounded….Would have liked to see Eric or Peter also. Peter was just being honest. He did to feel he could commit to a proposal. How many times have you, or someone you know, thought you did not think you were “ready” for a relationship with someone, but later realized it was just not the right guy. I am not that interested in Arie as the next bachelor but he seems honest and ready for love so why not?