Though it’s still fairly early to predict who’s going to be handing out roses on the next season of The Bachelor, one name is already making noise. Many fans seem to think that Ben Zorn, the hunky personal trainer who was eliminated last week on The Bachelorette season 11, is now the top choice for ABC’s reality dating series.

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According to host Chris Harrison, it’s highly possible that one of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s suitors will star in season 20. He later hinted that not only is Ben a favorite, we also have not seen the last of him.

“From the first day of this season Ben Z. has been a clear favorite, both of ours and of Kaitlyn’s,” he wrote on his Yahoo blog. “Watching him leave was painful, but he was a great sport every single day and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of him.”

Kaitlyn also seems to think that Ben will be just fine following his Bachelorette elimination.

“Ben Z. Guy will have NO problems with the ladies #TheBachelorette,” she tweets. 

Ben, however, isn’t the only contender for ABC’s next leading man. Also rumored to be in the running are Nick Viall, Shawn B., Ben H., Jared and Cupcake Chris. There are also speculations that Andi Dorfman’s ex Josh Murray and Farmer Chris Soules could be the next love searcher though Harrison already shot down those rumors.

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Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV