To all of you who wanted someone fresh: sorry. Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor, ABC announced Tuesday.
"I'm extremely happy [with the choice]," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com.
Should Ben be the next Bachelor?
Ben Flajnik, J.P. Rosenbaum
It's been a long road for the The Bachelorette's Ashley to get to the finale. After withstanding the ulterior motives of Bentley, the mean-spirited roast from William and two men (Mickey and Constantine) leaving on their own accord, the 26-year-old dental student will make hand out her final rose.
The Bachelorette, Ryan P., JP and Ben F
It's always surprising when a man rejects the fantasy-suite card on The Bachelorette, but host Chris Harrison says Constantine was ready to "pull the cord" on his relationship with Ashley. TVGuide.com chatted with Harrison about the eleventh-hour exit, why he didn't feel bad about letting Ryan show up in Fiji, and how Ashley's family won't give a "glowing report" on J.P. Plus: Who steals the show at Sunday's upcoming "Men Tell All" (9/8c, ABC)?
Ashley arrives in Fiji, reflecting on her Bachelorette journey thus far. She says she definitely finds herself finding true love on the beautiful island. We look back at the past few weeks and how Ashley's relationships with Ben, J.P. and Constantine have grown.
Ben's date is up first, but wait,
While J.P. may seem like the front-runner on The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison says that bumps are ahead for him and Ashley. In this week's chat with Harrison, he dissects each of the dates, talks about Ames' upcoming stint on Bachelor Pad, and hints that next week one of the guys may not choose to forgo their individual room to stay with Ashley in the fantasy suite.