Is Ben Higgins a top contender for The Bachelor 2019?


When asked, Ben Higgins didn’t deny that he could return to the Bachelor mansion to hand out roses in 2019. Will we see Bachelor Ben 2.0 in January?

It’s that time of year again when fans try to figure out who will be named the next Bachelor. Becca’s season of The Bachelorette ends on August 6 and the Bachelor in Paradise finale will air in mid-September, so it won’t be long before we find out who scores the gig.

Although most fans assume one of Becca’s final four guys will become ABC’s 23rd Bachelor star, there is speculation that Ben Higgins may return for another shot at finding love.

Ben Higgins first appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s season of The Bachelorette. He was then picked to become the season 20 Bachelor — his season premiere in January 2016.

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After appearing on Happily Ever After with his now-ex, Lauren Bushnell, Ben went on to make a brief appearance on The Bachelor Winter Games.

According to Reality Steve, Ben will show up on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise but he won’t go on any dates.

Did producers send Ben to Paradise so fans would start talking about him again?

Ben isn’t shooting down The Bachelor rumors

During a recent Almost Famous podcast, Ashley Iaconetti joked that Ben would leave her alone on the podcast to become the next Bachelor.

He didn’t confirm or deny it, but he wouldn’t be allowed to say anything at this point anyway.

However, the fact that he didn’t deny it is rather telling. Or he’s just playing along. Who knows.

Reality Steve thinks it could happen, but we’ll find out for sure when Chris Harrison makes the next Bachelor announcement in August or September.

“I guess Ben will also be a possibility because the franchise loves him so much,” Steve wrote in his blog this week. “And he loves being part of the franchise. So it can never be 100% ruled out.”

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Would you like to see Ben return as the Bachelor in January, or do you think one of Becca’s guys would be a better choice?