Every franchise has its thorn…
Now that JoJo Fletcher has narrowed her field of 26 men down to her Final 2 on The Bachelorette, it's time to start the time-honored tradition of over-analyzing every aspect of the show to figure out the next Bachelor!
Following last season's confusion over JoJo and Ben Higgins' runner-up Caila Quinn, we have a feeling ABC won't be making any official casting announcements until after the final rose… but we're already hearing that two of this year's rejects are currently in talks with producers for the coveted spot!
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Football player Jordan Rodgers has been playing a winning game since the second he stepped out of his limo — but 4th place finisher Luke Pell is actually the front-runner for Season 21 of the dating franchise right now.
The 31-year-old war veteran recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about replacing JoJo as the series' lead, saying:
"It's a possibility. I definitely would not pass on it!"
However, we have a feeling Bachelor Nation has another semi-finalist in mind… Chase McNary!!!
In fact, the 27-year-old medical sales rep even seems to be farther along in talks with producers at this point!
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Chase also sat down with ET this week to discuss possibly dolling out next season's roses, saying:
"The discussions are there, but I don't know — there's a lot of weight there. There's a lot of expectation, and I'm not scared of it… but I definitely want to make the smart decision and the right decision before I totally accept that position."
We're leaning towards Chase at the moment… but we'd honestly rather give villain Chad Johnson more screentime since he was the real star of JoJo's season!
Which of these non-threatening, white men do you want to see date 25 women next year on The Bachelor??
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