NEW YORK – ABC has chosen its next Bachelor.
Chris Soules, who came in third last season on The Bachelorette, will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart.
The 32-year-old Iowa farmer said he was humbled, flattered and grateful to be selected.
My focus is going to be to make the girls that are on the show as comfortable as possible, he said.
The Bachelor features a single guy who goes on a series of dates to choose a potential bride.
The last go-round with former pro soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis wasn’t as popular as the network had hoped, and this time, ABC seemed to want to involve the fans in its decision for the coming season. For weeks, executive producer Mike Fleiss teased viewers on Twitter about who would become the next Bachelor.
The new season is expected to begin production next month and will begin airing in January.
– Associated Press