‘The Bachelor’ creator Mike Fleiss says viewers shall be “very joyful” about subsequent ‘The Bachelor’ star decide
“All I can inform you proper now’s that #BachelorNation shall be very joyful!” Mike, 57, tweeted on Tuesday. “Nicely, perhaps not everyone … #TheBachelor.”
Mike revealed on Monday he “would possibly announce” the Bachelor for 2022 throughout that night’s two-hour premiere broadcast of Bachelor in Paradise’s seventh season, nonetheless, he clearly selected to not.
Mike later clarified on Twitter that he was “ready for ultimate approval for the main announcement.”
He additionally defined in a Tuesday tweet, “Do not need to steal the thunder from my man @DavidSpade,” referring to the actor and comic who served as a visitor host of Bachelor in Paradise for Episode 1.
“Will announce your new #TheBachelor within the subsequent few days,” he added.
Whereas Bachelor Nation continues to be awaiting ABC’s official The Bachelor announcement as of Friday, August 20, studies have swirled the community already chosen Katie Thurston‘s controversial The Bachelorette frontrunner and New Jersey native Greg Grippo, 27.
Each Actuality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone and The Solar reported on Thursday that Greg is closing his cope with ABC to star on the upcoming The Bachelor version, probably premiering in early January.
Carbone tweeted, “(SPOILER): What I have been listening to the previous 5 days or so concerning the subsequent Bachelor are this…been advised it will be Greg. Clearly it is by no means ‘official’ till ABC broadcasts it (every time that could be), however at this level I’d be very shocked if it isn’t him.”
Whereas there are positively large Greg followers in The Bachelor universe, he unexpectedly dumped Katie after hometown dates on The Bachelorette’s seventeenth season and was accused of having an enormous ego and gaslighting Katie throughout their tense breakup dialog, for which Greg has since apologized.
“They decide who they decide and there’ll at all times be individuals upset it doesn’t matter what,” Carbone wrote.
“He is a polarizing determine that can have individuals speaking, which is what they need,” he added of ABC and producers. “However by all accounts and every part I am being advised, he is your subsequent Bachelor.”
The Solar, who dubbed Greg a “dangerous alternative,” reported that “execs have talked about Greg turning into The Bachelor since he left the present,” in keeping with a supply near the present.
“He could be one in every of, if not probably the most controversial decide and so they know they are going to get backlash.”
Nevertheless, the supply advised The Solar that producers aren’t afraid of getting individuals fired up.
In truth, protesting on social media has already begun, with many The Bachelor followers expressing outrage and anger at ABC’s alleged resolution to have Greg — a former aspiring actor who has been described as “manipulative” and “fame hungry” — hand out roses.
“I DONT WANT GREG AS BACHELOR. Why are we rewarding unhealthy habits? One other f**ked up white man. WAY TO GO ABC,” one Twitter consumer wrote, in keeping with The Solar.
And one other individual reportedly complained, “I’ve given the Bachelor franchise likelihood after likelihood after likelihood, however selecting Greg as the brand new Bachelor is my final straw.”
However the supply near the present reasoned that such a response “occurs almost each season and occurred the strongest with [Colton Underwood‘s] season which turned out to be one of many most-watched.”
Greg reportedly wasn’t within the starring function at first however finally got here round.
“[He’s] opened up and has been critically discussing the matter with execs,” the supply mentioned.
“Nothing is about in stone till ABC broadcasts it publicly but it surely’s wanting like, Greg would be the subsequent Bachelor.”
Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams additionally lately mentioned “there’s a large star in Paradise this yr” who could also be a Bachelor candidate as nicely.
“I believe that everybody ought to await Paradise to air earlier than we anoint anybody the subsequent Bachelor,” Wells advised former The Bachelor star Nick Viall on an episode of “The Viall Information” earlier this month.
“I believe that there’s one explicit individual that everybody goes to need to be the Bachelor,” Wells continued, “and whether or not or not they’re even accessible to be the subsequent Bachelor on the finish of it stays to be seen.”
After watching Bachelor in Paradise’s Season 7 premiere on August 16, Nick reasoned on his podcast that Wells will need to have been speaking about Joe “Grocery Retailer Joe” Amabile as a result of the endearing and quirky 35-year-old Chicago native appears to be receiving “a Bachelor edit.”
Nick referred to as Joe trustworthy, earnest, relatable, and genuine, including, “He is most likely top-of-the-line individuals at proudly owning his awkwardness… and that comes throughout very charming.”
In the meantime, a supply claiming to be Greg’s pal for years beforehand described Greg as an over-confident “schemer” and “fame seeker” who is “phony” and has manipulated ladies prior to now and performed with their feelings.
Greg ended up breaking Katie’s coronary heart on The Bachelorette as a result of he mentioned Katie had failed to provide him the validation and reassurance he wanted as soon as he poured his coronary heart out to her and declared his love.
Greg primarily scolded Katie for being too centered on her Bachelorette function when he desperately wished their relationship to be actual and for Katie to completely categorical her emotions to him. The connection ended brutally and with obvious animosity on each side.
Katie ended up falling in love along with her final The Bachelorette winner, Blake Moynes, and the couple bought engaged through the Season 17 finale and is nonetheless joyful and collectively to today.
Though Greg initially mentioned on After the Ultimate Rose he had “no regrets” about his The Bachelorette stint, he subsequently referred to as himself an immature “ass” and “petulant baby” for the way in which he had handled Katie throughout a current look on “The Viall Information.”
A fair proportion of The Bachelorette followers, nonetheless, consider Greg had each proper to talk what was on his coronary heart and count on Katie to talk her emotions since he was days away from a wedding proposal.
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Affiliate Editor of Actuality TV World and has been masking the fact TV style for greater than a decade.