Who is ‘The Bachelor?’ Well, Chris Harrison has officially announced that Ben Higgins, a castoff from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season will the lucky man to take his shot at love for season 20!
I mean, I totally told you that Ben Higgins, 26, would be a perfect candidate for the next Bachelor when Kaitlyn Bristowe eliminated him from The Bachelorette. And on August 25, he was officially confirmed during the BiP after show!
“I’ve really tried to keep things normal,” Ben said about his experience back to work (and church and the gym) after his time on Kaitlyn’s season. “Over all things have been very normal in a weird way.”
After that, they got a phone call from . . . Amy Schumer! “I would say, don’t do it! I’m so excited for you, Ben,” Amy said. “I hope you find love . . . do you want to have phone sex right now? I’m so excited for you to find love, and send some my way.” (In case you’re not obsessed with him like we are, here’s everything you need to know about Ben!)
Ben Believes In True Love
“I had a great experience on the show, from beginning to end,” Ben told E! last month. “Like I’ve said it, I have a good life, though. I have a job that is steady, I have a house in Denver and I have a great family…I think if the offer was on the table, there’d be things I’d have to consider and seriously consider those things.”
He also said that the does believe it’s possible for actual love to come out of it.
“I actually ran into Trista and Ryan Sutter this past week. I think seeing them gives me hope that this works,” he said, talking about the couple who have been married nearly 15 years.
Three literally must be the lucky number when it comes to the franchise: In Juan Pablo‘s season, Andi Dorfman landed third; in Andi’s season, Chris Soules was third, and in Chris’ season, Kaitlyn was third. So this makes sense.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Would you be into Ben H.? Will he be a good Bachelor? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta