ABC Sets ‘Bachelor In Paradise’s Colton Underwood For Next ‘The Bachelor’


"I don't want to be over-confident but I feel like we're in a good place", she said in the preview clip.

Minutes after the announcement was made, fans of the show took to social media to complain about the pick for 2019, with many believing runner up Blake Horstmann deserved to be the next Bachelor, while others who had been campaigning for Jason Tartick tweeting their objections. "He's a virgin, he's handsome".

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In addition to his career, personality and virginity, producers also appreciated how vulnerable Underwood had been on TV thus far. He was sent home and came into this summer's Bachelor in Paradise still wounded and conflicted about commitment. "And he's been a pretty good guy to work with for them".

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Colton and Tia first went on a date before he was cast in the most recent season of "The Bachelorette", and rekindled their romance during production of "Bachelor in Paradise". "I can't tell you how much I've been smiling". "There really is nothing like #bachelornation".

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"I'm very excited. I'm so grateful". Tia reacted to the news on Twitter, and she's wishing Colton the best.

"Congratulations @COLT3FIVE "I hope your season is full of protein powder, puppies, and naps!" So happy for you brotha!

The former National Football League player made headlines after Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette for revealing that he's a virgin and that he dated former Bachelor contestant Tia Booth - who appeared on season 22 of The Bachelor as a contestant for Arie Luyendyk Jr. - before joining the reality show.