Franchise creator Mike Fleiss gave fans a glimpse of the 35-year-old realtor’s first night on set, as he tweeted a pic of a very dapper Arie, standing alongside, Bachelor host Chris Harrison, ABC executive Robert Mills and himself, outside the Bachelor mansion.
"Guess who's back?,” Mike captioned the pic. “Back again. Arie's back. Tell a friend. #TheBachelor #JanuArie."
Mike then tweeted that the upcoming season includes a “fantastic group of women,” before adding, Arie “has got some tough choices to make” during the first rose ceremony.
The former Bachelorette star, who appeared on the show’s eighth season, was announced as the next Bachelor earlier this month.
“Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by @BachelorABC choice for the new bachelor #thebachelor #bachelor," one fan tweeted.
The Bachelor returns to ABC in January 2018.
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