On Tuesday, ABC revealed that Colton Underwood will lead the series' upcoming season during a segment on Good Morning America. Following the announcement, fans took to Twitter to share their displeasure at the news, many even using the hashtag #NotMyBachelor.
You’re telling me we could have had- 1. Wills: the swaggiest/best dressed Bachelor 2. Jason: the most well-rounded, emotionally intelligent Bachelor 3. Blake: the sweetest/most open Bachelor ... but somehow we settled on the boring guy that dumped Tia twice? #TheBachelorpic.twitter.com/rdRbQ5moDv
Y’all need to chill out. Is the WoRsT cHoIcE fOr BaCheLoR really a guy who respects women, has a successful charity, and is open to showing and talking about his emotions? Get over yourselves #TheBachelor
"Producers knew a lot of fans were into Jason Tartick and Blake Horstmann, but Colton's whole narrative was just too good to pass up," a source close to production told ET on Tuesday. "He's a virgin, he's handsome. He's a former football player who now runs a charity."
The source continued, "He knows how to bring the drama and tears and proved that over and over on both Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. And he's been a pretty good guy to work with for them. Producers definitely expected some backlash from certain fans, but that always happens and they think Colton will make for a good season."
So far, it appears that Underwood is blocking out all the noise and is focused on starting his journey. In two social media posts, he declared that it's "time to find a wife."
Following the announcement on GMA, Underwood sat down for an interview with Michael Strahan, where he told the co-host that he hopes the "third time's the charm."
"That’s what I’m looking forward to the most, being engaged and getting married shortly after that,” he gushed.