To all of you who wanted someone fresh: sorry. Ben Flajnik is the new Bachelor, ABC announced Tuesday.
"Secret is out. Looking forward to my new journey as the new bachelor!" Ben tweeted.
"I'm extremely happy [with the choice]," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com.
The 28-year-old winemaker hails from Sonoma, Calif., where he returned to live after his father died in 2007. Emotionally guarded during his run on The Bachelorette, Ben ultimately opened up to Ashley on their final date and declared he was in love with her. Ashley later chose J.P. and rejected Ben's proposal.
Are you happy with the choice?
The Bachelor returns to ABC in January.