According to multiple sources, E! News has reported that 26-year-old Ben Higgins has been chosen by producers as the next Bachelor after being kicked off last night’s episode of The Bachelorette.
Ben stole hearts amongst Bachelorette fans but was sent home after not appearing to have as much chemistry with Kaitlyn as the other two finalists, Shawn B and Nick.
ABC does not comment on casting rumors, however multiple insiders have reported that Katilyn’s third runner up would star in the show’s landmark 20th season this fall. Ben has yet to finalize his contract but is “pretty much a lock”, barring any last minute changes. E! News was also told that the runner-up from this season was in the running for next season’s Bachelor but producers felt Ben would bring in more viewers.