But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Sadly, hunky Roberto Martinez may not be handing out roses on The Bachelor next season!
The former Bachelorette winner reportedly turned down ABC's $50,000 offer to be the next Bachelor to pursue a special lady off-screen, because he's the best guy ever.
Right now the front runner is Sean Lowe, a
contestant contender from the most recent season The Bachelorette.
Sean is a beefy Texas insurance salesman, and a fan fave before Emily Maynard gave him the boot.
We think he'd make a fabulous Bachelor, like our source says:
"He's emotional and good looking. He'd be the hottest Bachelor ever."
He has our vote!
Still, there's a small chance that Roberto will return next season if
ABC gives him more money he breaks up with his new girl friend.
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