Following a dramatic season of The Bachelorette and even more love lost and found on season six of Bachelor in Paradise, ABC has found its next lead for The Bachelor!
On Tuesday, September 17, during the reunion for season six of Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Nation fans got all of the good news with the news that three Bachelor in Paradise couples were engaged, and that former Bachelorette season 15 contestant Peter Weber aka Pilot Pete is the new Bachelor.
Of course, rumors of Peter’s casting had been floating around for months ever since he made the top three for Hannah Brown but was eliminated after the overnight dates and revelations of their night together were made.
ABC’s casting confirms Reality Steve’s spoiler from the end of August when the spoiler king revealed that Pilot Pete had been cast. “(SPOILER): When the “Bachelor” announcement is officially made (guessing next week or the following), it will be Peter Weber. Not too surprising. That’s who I’ve said I thought it would be for the last month. This isn’t isn’t a guess, a prediction, or “most likely.” It’s him,” Reality Steve shared on Twitter on Sunday, August 25.
While many hoped ABC would finally have their first black Bachelor with Michael Johnson, a source said that Pete has been the frontrunner for quite some time.
“Pete was always the first pick but producers wanted to see how Paradise went with Mike. They love him but aren’t sure if he is ready to carry a whole show.”
Peter Weber has amassed quite a few fans since his top three appearance on Hannah’s season and he quickly reached one million followers on Instagram, but some might not be too thrilled with the pick either. While Jed Wyatt’s girlfriend drama eclipsed everything else on the series, many fans have not forgotten that Weber was also accused of having a girlfriend before he entered the show.
On September 12, 2019, Reality Steve backed up his spoiler by sharing images of Peter filming his Bachelor intro at LAX.
The Bachelor season 24 is set to premiere in January, 2020.
(SPOILER): Peter shooting some of his Bachelor intro video today at LAX. pic.twitter.com/FlvU6wwFPI
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) September 12, 2019