The new "Bachelor" is set to be revealed Tuesday night on After Paradise!
The Bachelor fans who have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new Bachelor for next season - the wait is no more. Tonight's episode of After Paradise, the live Bachelor in Paradise after-show, will officially reveal the new suitor.
After Paradise begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, though there will likely be a delay in the announcement for later in the show, in order to build suspense.
Heading into tonight's episode, speculation is that it's down to Luke Pell and Chase McNary, who were two of the last contestants eliminated during JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette. Pell, a 31-year-old war veteran from Brunet, Texas, was eliminated in fourth place, while McNary, a 27-year-old medical sales rep, was eliminated in third place.
"It's looking like Luke right now as the next Bachelor, but there are a couple others on the back burner in case he doesn't work out," a source told Us Weekly earlier in August. These other considerations included McNary, last season's runner-up, Robby Hayes, and Wells Adams, who was eliminated in Week 6.
Assuming Pell is indeed the new Bachelor, his recent comments about still liking Fletcher might make things a bit awkward.
"Yeah, absolutely. I still do love her," he told ABC News, when asked if he still had feelings for Fletcher. "[She'll] always have a piece of my heart."
If you cannot watch the live announcement of the next Bachelor on a television, there are options. You can live stream the announcement through the ABC app, for which you'll need a cable subscription, or you can try this link if you have DirecTV.
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