Who Will Be the Next ‘Bachelor?’ ‘The Bachelorette’ Kaitlyn Bristowe Reveals Her Top Choice

The Bachelor Ben Higgins
Courtesy of ABC

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette” is winding down, which means a new season of “The Bachelor” is coming up next.

By normal conventions for ABC’s hit reality competition, the new star of the franchise is typically a contestant from the most recent season, and is often announced the night of the finale during the “After the Final Rose” special — though the last “Bachelor” (Chris Soules) was not revealed until weeks after the season ender.

“I think it’s Ben H.,” Bristowe offered up during the “Men Tell All” taping earlier this month, telling Variety her best guess for “Bachelor” is her third runner-up, Ben Higgins. “I think he’s just God’s gift to women. Not sure why I didn’t see that, but, I mean, men, women, their dogs, they all love Ben H.”

If Higgins were given the title, would he be interested in leading “The Bachelor’s” 20th season?

“I think when that opportunity, if it happens, presents itself, it’s something you have to go at. It’s a great opportunity,” he told Variety. “I think being in this experience now has taught me…it’s not ideal, but it can work. I developed true feelings for Kaitlyn — some feelings I still have today.”

Reporting by Seth Kelley.

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  1. Nancy Techau says:

    Have watched Bachelor and Bachelorette since its been on.. Was shocked to see tonight Nick was new bachelor!!! Won’t be watching!!! He’s old news.. Been on bachelor in paradise twice.. First time I have ever wrote in…. Poor choice…

  2. Amber says:

    I really want Ashley I could be the new bachelorette in the 2016 or Juelia from paradise show! Both girls are so sweet and honest Hearts and deserve love. I would love watching either one! They would be my favorite season.

  3. FREDDIE TURNER JOHNSON says:

    GOOD FOR BEN H. HE IS HANDSOME INTELLIGENT

  4. Karen says:

    I hope it’s Ben he seems very sweet…..

  5. Iveth says:

    Nick for Bachelor!!

  6. Libby ramirez says:

    I am a funny, loving 44 year old lady looking for a well to do man that turns me on and wants a woman to take care of him! I laugh, love, sky dive and will do anything for a laugh! Please let me do the bachelor!!! I need your help! The chunky bachelorette looking for a hot man that wants me!!! Please call me!

  7. d.woll says:

    next bachelor should be ben z. he has a heart warming story about loosing his mom and he is a gentleman and so handsome.

  8. Landi says:

    If Nick is the bachelor for the next season we are out

    • Dee says:

      We all have had enough of Nick. No More. Let’s have a good show for season 16 with Ben H or even some one new. Please not Nick or you will loose a lot of long time fans.

  9. Shirley says:

    Ben Higgins for sure! Every girls Dream !!!!! Nick can go play on the Bachelor in Paradise! He is SO FAKE!

  10. Connie says:

    Nick should be the next bachelor!

  11. Mary Tyler says:

    Hi i want to know why u havn’t made one for Bachelorette Seniors that would like to find a man of her life !!

  12. maria says:

    very disappointed this girl dont know when a man loves her, that katilyn wait you will soon get what coming to you, as for nick you are a beautiful soul and GOD have a beautiful bride waiting for you .she did not deserve you anyway……we love nick

  13. Anonymous says:

    I vote for Nick for sure!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I think that nick viallel should be the next bachelor

  15. Carol Borchardt says:

    Please do not pick Nick to be the new bachelor. That is all.

  16. Pure says:

    She is a slut and he’s stupid to think she won’t cheat. The most horrible bachelorette in history. Glad it’s over!

  17. I think Caitlyn will still end up with Nick because that’s who she loves, I’m wondering why she is playing the Shawn.

  18. Bertie says:

    Dumb SLUT!

  19. Cindy Lester says:

    Can’t stand Caitlyn!!! She should not have brought Nick in on at the end!!!! Very disappointed in her!

  20. Tammy Omalley says:

    Shawn has lost it- deserves better. Worst bachelorette ever….

    • Tim Jonson says:

      I’m watching this for the first time- what an utterly SICK concept, to put the most private of feelings on a national show like this. You must be sick to be on the show, sick to have thought of the concept, and sick to enjoy watching it. Revolting! What’s next, families taking loved ones off life support?

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