Who is the Next Bachelor? Fan Favorites From Past Seasons of ‘The Bachelorette’

Now that season 17 of The Bachelorette has wrapped up fans are wondering who will be the next bachelor. It’s no secret that the next bachelor is often chosen from previous seasons of The Bachelorette. With this in mind, fans have begun to speculate. Could the next bachelor be a fan favorite from Katie Thurston’s season?

When will ABC announce the next bachelor?

Greg Grippo, Michael Allio, Justin Glaze, Andrew Spencer and Blake Moynes await the rose ceremony in Katie Thurston's season of 'The Bachelorette'
Greg Grippo, Michael Allio, Justin Glaze, Andrew Spencer, and Blake Moynes | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

According to Bustle, ABC usually announces the next bachelor in early to mid-September. However, there are several factors that could cause a delay. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been an issue in the past. It delayed Claire and Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette. With the emergence of the delta variant, it’s hard to say if there are any more delays to come. It is also possible that the bachelor could be chosen from the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise or Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette. Bustle points out that the bachelor announcement might then be delayed to avoid spoilers.

Will the next bachelor come from a past season of ‘The Bachelorette’?

It’s always possible that the bachelor could be chosen from an older season of The Bachelorette. In an interview with Variety, Rob Mills of ABC Entertainment confirmed that he would consider Ben Smith as an option. He mentioned Ivan Hall as another potential bachelor. Ivan and Ben both made it into the final four of Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette. Mills also did not deny that another contestant from Tayshia’s season, Bennett Jordan, could be in the running.

Fan favorites from Katie Thurston’s season

Andrew Spencer on 'The Bachelorette' in a light blue suit with white undershirt
Andrew Spencer on ‘The Bachelorette’ | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

With Katie’s season fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s hard not to consider a few fan favorites. Michael Allio warmed viewers’ hearts with his candid honesty and sweet personality. Michael A. left Katie’s season of The Bachelorette to be with his son. Many fans hope that Michael A. will return as the bachelor. However, this seems a little unlikely considering how difficult it was for him to be away from his family.

Andrew Spencer, who was sent home in week 7 of The Bachelorette, is another top contender. In fact, since their breakup, Katie has even said that she wants Andrew S. to be the next bachelor. Greg Grippo is also a possibility, despite his heated exit from Katie’s season in the second to the last episode. Although some fans felt that Greg became the villain of Katie’s season, others hope to see him next year as the bachelor.

At this point, it’s very difficult to say if the next bachelor will come from Katie’s season, an earlier season, or a future one. That won’t stop fans from speculating, but for now, they’ll just have to wait and see.

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