After this latest season of The Bachelorette, which saw Jojo Fletcher give Jordan Rodgers the final rose, many believed that Luke, one of the more popular suitors was set to become the next ‘Bachelor’ and according to him, that nearly happened!

He told E! News, “Over the past few weeks leading up to the announcement, we had come to terms with a contract that everyone on both ends was happy with. We planned out what the season would look like in detail. They even asked about my sister coming on an episode of the show. Casting was almost, if not completely, finalized.”

He continued, “The decision was made apparently on Sunday, and I was supposed to fly to L.A. Monday and already had all my bags packed. They called me Sunday night and said it wasn’t me. I didn’t know who the Bachelor was—I found out with the rest of America.”

Is he upset about the apparent last minute change?

He says, “I’m fine, I’m content. It’s the same as how I left The Bachelorette, unexpectedly. I felt like I didn’t deserve that…I don’t have a problem with it if they think that they have a better candidate for the show, that’s fine. But it’s the way that it was handled. Asking me to be genuine and authentic and open and vulnerable…and then I don’t get genuine and authentic in return from the organization.”

What are his thoughts on the new ‘Bachelor’ Nick Viall?

He told US Weekly, “I haven’t gotten a chance to know him as well as some of the folks onBachelor in Paradise and the folks who have been cast on shows with Nick. They know him much better than I do. I really do hope the best for him.”

Who would have been your choice as ‘The Bachelor’, Luke or Nick?


(via Us Weekly & E! News)

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