'The Bachelor' 2017 rumors: Show creator tweets clues about the next 'Bachelor'


The Bachelor Nation has been waiting for news of next year’s “Bachelor,” as “The Bachelorette” has just ended its season 12 run earlier this month. It is expected that one of JoJo Fletcher’s finalists will be the one handing out roses at the Bachelor mansion next year, and show creator Mike Fleiss has been dropping clues on social media to tease the identity of the lucky man.

Fleiss started giving hints on his Twitter account on Aug. 3, saying that there would a clue as to who will be the next “Bachelor” on the premiere of their new TLC show, “Love at First Kiss.” However, it looks like fans were not able to make a correct guess and Fleiss later tweeted, “Ok, I’ll admit it. That clue was pretty subtle…”

On Aug. 11, the show creator wrote on the microblogging site that he will be announcing the new “Bachelor” on his Twitter account. After a few hours, he tweeted that “certain entities are forcing me to hold off announcing our next #Bachelor” and that it won’t be long until he makes the announcement. He also reassured everyone that the Bachelor Nation will be happy with the announcement.

The following day, Fleiss wrote, “Here’s a clue… He’s very handsome! And he likes sunrises more than sunsets.”

It has been rumored that Luke Pell, who is the third runner-up in JoJo’s season, will be named as the “Bachelor.” Based on Fleiss’ first clue, it appears that Luke could be the one as his Twitter header image is that of a sunrise. Luke also posted a picture of a sunrise on his Instagram account on Jan. 11.

Fleiss said that a new clue about the new “Bachelor” will be revealed each day until the announcement is made. His latest clue which was posted last Friday indicates that the mystery man “makes a mean tuna casserole.”

Luke is a graduate of West Point and at one point in his military career, the 31-year-old was stationed in Afghanistan. According to his LinkedIn profile, he left active duty in early 2012. He is a country singer-songwriter who has released two singles on iTunes, “Tungsten Steel” and “Fall of Me.”

“The Bachelor” returns to ABC in 2017.