EXCLUSIVE! Ben Higgins Reacts to Next 'Bachelor' Rumors: 'Those Conversations Haven't Happened Yet!'

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Has the next Bachelor already been crowned?

Following Monday night's incredibly awkward penultimate episode of The Bachelorette, the Internet is buzzing with reports that Ben HigginsKaitlyn Bristowe's most recent castaway – has been selected as the next suitor on The Bachelor.

But don’t start planning your Ben-themed Bachelor party just yet! Higgins exclusively revealed to ET that those "conversations haven't happened yet" with ABC.

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When asked if Higgins would accept an offer to be the next Bachelor, the Denver native said, "The opportunity is a great one and from a 30,000 foot view I would have to consider it."

ABC has yet to officially confirm the identity of the next Bachelor as that type of news is typically reserved for the After the Finale Rose episode at the end of each season.

The Bachelorette
airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Would you be happy to see Ben Higgins as the next Bachelor? Would you like to see ABC start fresh with a brand-new suitor? Share your thoughts with @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!