26-year-old virgin Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor

Colton Underwood

Next season is going to be as family-friendly as The Bachelor gets. "Thank you for teaching me even more about myself, and most importantly, for your friendship that I know will continue far beyond Paradise", Colton wrote.

"I don't want to be over-confident but I feel like we're in a good place", she said in the preview clip.

As for the new season, Underwood is just looking forward to what the future has in store for him.

Minutes after the announcement was made, fans of the show took to social media to complain about the pick for 2019, with many believing runner up Blake Horstmann deserved to be the next Bachelor, while others who had been campaigning for Jason Tartick tweeting their objections.

The 26-year-old gained attention for opening up about his virginity on Kufrin's season, where he placed fourth.

Underwood, who is also known for once dating Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, will be the first self-proclaimed νirgiп to be the Bachelor.

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Though he has more than his fair share of supporters, news of Underwood's casting - which was leaked online just days ago - has been widely slammed by viewers who claim he's too young and not ready for a long relationship.

Tia also confirmed via Twitter that she would not be a contestant on Colton's season of The Bachelor.

Booth noted that she's thankful that this chapter has ended and she wished Colton the best as they both work on beginning new chapters. Colton broke down in tears while breaking up with Tia. 'He played professionally for three teams before an injury forced him to retire.

Perezcious readers, will you be tuning in for Colton's season and all of ABC's cringeworthy virgin-related puns?

'Post-football, Colton has dedicated himself to helping children fighting Cystic Fibrosis.

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