The Next 'Bachelor' Is Officially Ben Higgins

BenHigginsThe moment we've all been waiting for since Kaitlyn Bristowe rode off into the sunset with Shawn Booth on The Bachelorette is finally here, y'all! On Monday night's edition of Bachelor in Paradise's after show, After Paradise, Chris Harrison announced that our next Bachelor is Ben Higgins ... just as the world suspected!  


Of course, rumors have been flying about who the lucky leading man would be, and the arrows have pointed wholly in Ben H's favor all along. That means that tonight's announcement isn't too surprising, but it's still nice to know who we can expect to see next January for sure. 

"I think people like me don't get opportunities like this," Ben said when Chris announced the good news. I never would have thought that this opportunity would be something I could have. I'm excited. Everything leading up to this has just been incredible, and I'm excited to get this thing started." 

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Amy Schumer called into the show to congratulate Ben and give him a little advice, so it's probably not too far fetched that we might see her on this upcoming season, too. Please?!

Personally, I'm thrilled. I can't wait to see Ben in action next year, and not just because I'm harboring a small (read: huge) crush on him. He's going to be an awesome Bachelor -- and bring way less farming puns with him than Chris Soules did. Yay Ben!


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