Eliminated Bachelorette contestant Ben Flajnik has officially been named as the new Bachelor in the upcoming new season of the hit American TV show.
Us Weekly broke the news that 28-year-old Ben would be the next Bachelor, looking for love. The wine maker from Sonoma, California was well liked by viewers throughout his time on The Bachelorette, so he was bound to be a popular choice for the next Bachelor.
“They think he’ll be ratings gold,” an insider told the magazine.
His supposed date with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt on August 6 just added to his credentials as reality TV gold. Ben and Jennifer were spotted together in San Francisco, which revved up the rumor mills engines and had several sites reporting that the two had become a couple, so Jennifer Love Hewitt was obliged to publicly deny the relationship.
She started it all herself, of course, Tweeting some humorous messages about Ben. These messages were then taken out of contest and blown out of all proportion by some more unscrupulous web journalists.
“I have nothing to say except I’m totally single,” Jennifer Love Hewitt told Ryan Seacreast Wednesday on his102.7 KIIS FM show.
Well, Jennifer’s loss is our gain. Now we can look forward to Ben as our next Bachelor USA. He’ll have 25 new women to choose from on the upcoming season of ABC’s hit Bachelor series!
What do you think to the announcement that Ben Flajnik is to be the next Bachelor USA? Are you looking forward to watching his search for love?