'Bachelor' Season 26 announces Clayton Echard as its new leading man

Martedì, ABC announced that former NFL player Clayton Echard, 28, will step into the role as the next incoming “Laurea breve” looking to find love amid a new pool of roughly 30 women vying for his affection. The new season, which marks the franchise’s 20th year, will begin on Jan. 3 di 2022.

The news comes shortly after Echard had an emotional exit from the most recent season ofL'addio al nubilatoafter Michelle Young sent him home during their one-on-one date in last week’s episode. Wasting almost no time, the show revealed at the end of this week’s episode that fans hadn’t seen the last of Echard.



“L'addio al nubilato” star Clayton Echard has been announced as the newBachelor.(ABC/Craig Sjodin)

I’m just a Midwest guy from Missouri that just wants to find love,” Echard said in the first teaser for his season. “And I believe more than anything that my future wife is here.

In addition to being a former pro athlete, Echard currently works in medical sales and is working on getting his MBA in the hopes of starting his own business someday. Prima di ciò, anche se, he hopes to find love as the latest man to call himselfThe Bachelor.


Echard’s debut as the new lead of the franchise does not come as a surprise to many who have been paying attention over the last few months. Savvy fans were pretty aware that he was the guy the show had chosen even before his run on “L'addio al nubilato” began airing. Varietà previously reported that Echard was spotted in his hometown of Missouri with a camera crew. Sources told the outlet at the time that he is indeed ABC’s next choice to beThe Bachelor.

Clayton Echard will be the new lead of "The Bachelor."

Clayton Echard will be the new lead ofThe Bachelor.(ABC/Pamela Littky)

I’m excited. I’m also very, very nervous,” Echard told a crowd gathered at the shoot, secondo Volpe 2 Adesso. “I’m looking to find my person.


Nel frattempo, the show wasted no time in showing off some of the 30 ladies who will be joining the franchise in Season 26 as potential soulmates for Echard. Nel mese di settembre, la pagina Facebook ufficiale di “Il laureato” rivelate le foto che mostrano agli spettatori le donne che potrebbero gareggiare nella prossima stagione. The collection of images includes the names and hometowns of a range of ladies ranging in age from 23 per 33 who have made the cut as potential contestants. tuttavia, not every one of the 30 women will make it to night one of Season 26.

Clayton Echard is the new lead of "Il laureato" for Season 26.

Clayton Echard is the new lead of “Il laureato” for Season 26. (ABC/Pamela Littky)

We are giving you an early look at the women who may be on this season of The Bachelor! Leave a [rose] for who would get your first impression rose,” the caption on the post says.

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