By Staff Reporter, EnStarz | Sep 26, 2012 10:52 AM EDT
The new "Bachelor" has been named. Sean Lowe will reportedly be the new Bachelor.
Us Weekly reports Tuesday that Bachelor host Chris Harrison confirmed the news to the magazine at the Emmy Awards Ceremony.
According to Harrison, Lowe shot the first rose ceremony on September 24.
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"Emily Maynard's former suitor will now court 25 lucky ladies when season 17 of The Bachelor premieres in January 2013 on ABC," US Weekly says.
Lowe finished No. 3 on "The Bachelorette" 2012. He was ousted on the season's ninth episode despite him being one of the audience's favorite bachelors.
Shortly after his exit from the show, women stormed his Twitter account with messages saying they wished he was the next Bachelor.
Lowe's decision to join the show is consistent with his previous comments. During a photo call with reporters in July, he said he believed in the process of finding his wife through dating in a reality TV show.
"It would be a difficult decision if they were to ask me, only because it was so emotionally taxing, and you know, I don't know if I could go through that again. But, on the flip side of the coin I understand that the process works. You know, I believe in the process, and ultimately, if I were to find my wife, it would certainly all be worth it. It's just a little difficult to think about right now. So, I'm not sure, but they would have to ask first. So, I don't even know if I'm going to have to make that decision," Lowe said.
When asked about the report, an ABC media relations rep told Enstarz, "stay tuned".
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