"TUESDAY: The new @BachelorABC will be revealed LIVE on @GMA! Who will it be and what will he say in his first interview as the new Bachelor? Don't miss him on Tuesday!," GMA tweeted Friday morning.
Fans have come to expect this announcement to be made any day now, as franchise host Chris Harrison insisted to Entertainment Tonight earlier this week "it's only a matter of weeks" until the show goes into production. Chris therefore teased the announcement would be made "very soon."
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In light of rumors Ben Higgins was a frontrunner to be the Bachelor again, Chris clarified to ET that the Season 20 star was "never offered" the role.
"Maybe he took his name out of the running, but he definitely didn't turn down being the Bachelor. But hey, that's not to say he won't be!" Chris said.
While The Bachelor star tends to be an eliminated suitor from the most recent season of The Bachelorette, ABC has departed from that format and picked total wild cards in the last two years, with Nick Viall and Arie Luyendyk Jr. taking on the role in Season 21 and 22, respectively.
Nick was coming fresh out of Bachelor in Paradise when he was selected for the gig in 2017, while Arie -- who competed for Emily Maynard's heart in 2008 -- hadn't appeared on the series in five years.
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However, a source toldUs Weekly that ABC's decision for The Bachelor's upcoming 23rd season "came down to a three-way tie" between Jason, Colton and Blake, all of whom had competed on Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette.
Colton also appeared on Bachelor in Paradise's fifth season, but based on a preview for next week's episode, his romance with Tia Booth might come crashing down and leave him single again.
Jason, 29, was "hands down a fan favorite" following his elimination from Becca's season, said the source, and he previously made it clear he'd be open to the opportunity.
Colton, a former professional football player and charity founder, told the magazine earlier this month he "would love" to become the Bachelor.
"I know that this show can work. I've seen it with [Garrett Yrigoyen] and Becca. I know what it did for me as a person and how it helped me grow into the man I am today. I would love the opportunity if I'm single after Paradise," he explained.