Chris Soules Reportedly Wants to Be the Next 'Bachelor' -- Again

If you haven't heard the good news, dreams really do come true because adorable Bachelorette contestant Ben Higgins has been chosen as the next Bachelor. Most people are over the moon about this pick -- with one exception. Rumor has it Chris Soules is angry Higgins was chosen as the Bachelor -- for a reason you might not believe.

Advertisement

When it became obvious Kaitlyn Bristowe was narrowing down her choices to Shawn Booth and Nick Viall, and especially after she sort of let the cat out of the bag for the 300th time by making it clear she thought Higgins would be a great Bachelor, it didn't take long for us to get on board with the idea of watching the 26-year-old software salesman get another shot at love while starring in his own show. He's sweet, intelligent, mature, and his heart seems in it for the right reason -- he's the perfect choice.

Don't tell Soules that. If you believe the gossip, the farmer from Iowa is upset because he has been trying to convince Chris Harrison to give him another chance on the show by casting him as the first Bachelor to serve two terms as the Bachelor.

More from The Stir: Ben Higgins Is All but Confirmed As ABC's Next 'Bachelor'

Thank you, television fates, for not allowing this to happen. I'm sorry Soules and Whitney Bischoff's relationship didn't have a happy ending and I'm sorry he and Andi Dorfman didn't click on The Bachelorette, but three times is not a charm in reality TV -- it's just boring to watch.

Soules has been posting photos from his farm these past few weeks and it has restored my faith in humanity because, for a while there, I assumed he was eager to bite into whatever reality morsel Hollywood threw his way -- from Dancing with the Stars to Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. I find it difficult to believe he actually thought Harrison would agree to have him on the show again, or that he has been pitching himself to producers and insisting he can draw in more viewers than Higgins.

But stranger things have happened, I guess? Unless Soules addresses this rumor, I think we have to take this one with a grain of salt.

 

Image via souleschris/Instagram

 

Read More >