火曜日に, ABC announced that former NFL player Clayton Echard, 28, 次の着信としての役割にステップインします “学士” 大まかに新しいプールの中で愛を見つけようとしています 30 彼の愛情を争う女性. The new season, which marks the franchise’s 20th year, will begin on Jan. 3 の 2022.
The news comes shortly after Echard had an emotional exit from the most recent season of “独身” after 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.
“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. それ以前は, でも, he hopes to find love as the latest man to call himself “The 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 “独身” began airing. バラエティ 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 be “The Bachelor.”
“I’m excited. I’m also very, very nervous,” Echard told a crowd gathered at the shoot, による 狐 2 今. “I’m looking to find my person.”
その間, the show wasted no time in showing off some of the 30 レディース who will be joining the franchise in Season 26 as potential soulmates for Echard. 9月中, の公式Facebookページ “学士号” 次のシーズンに出場する可能性のある女性を視聴者に示す写真を公開. The collection of images includes the names and hometowns of a range of ladies ranging in age from 23 に 33 who have made the cut as potential contestants. しかしながら, not every one of the 30 women will make it to night one of Season 26.
“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.