Then, over the past week while producers scrambled to finalize their Bachelor, Kraus went silent. "Peter had been on lockdown for the past week or so, even friends couldn't get a hold of him," a source tells ET.
Going on lockdown usually indicates everything is in the final stages of negotiations. However as that week came to an end, this changed for Kraus.
"It's not looking good for Peter [to be the Bachelor] right now," a source told ET on Wednesday, just hours before the final GMA announcement. According to the source, Kraus had agreed to be the Bachelor, but then wanted more out of the situation with ABC. "After that, ABC lost interest," the source explained.