Even Luke Was Surprised That Luke Wasn't ‘The Bachelor’

Everyone and their mother was expecting Luke Pell to be the next Bachelor, including Luke Pell. When ABC announced that Nick Viall, a runner up from two previous seasons of The Bachelorette, they shocked #bachelornation. I guess the one way he can make sure to win is become the Bachelor himself.

Regardless, ABC apparently wasn’t just considering Luke Pell. They apparently had already chosen him for the spot. In an interview with Us Weekly, Luke revealed that he was pretty much certain he was going to be the next Bachelor.

“We were all satisfied, had agreed to the contracts and everything was moving forward,” Luke said. “I got a call from producers Sunday night at about 10 p.m. They said ABC had decided to quote-unquote go in a different direction. I was supposed to fly out Monday morning at 9 a.m. I had my bags packed and everything.”

Apparently, this isn't the first time a last-minute switch has happened—remember Arie from Emily's season of The Bachelorette?

Anyway, even without a formal announcement, Bachelor fans everywhere were expecting someone from JoJo’s season and rumors were swirling about Luke for months. Just looking at his Instagram we can all see why he was a top choice…

 

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That’s a tough act to follow. Here’s hoping Nick can deliver, not that we’ll ever stop watching.