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Why Isn't Peter Kraus The Next Bachelor? ABC Exec Tells All On The Casting Shocker

'Bachelorette' season 8 runner up Arie Luyendyk Jr. was named as the show's new lead.

Peter who? ABC executives are standing firm in their decision to cast Arie Luyendyk Jr., who starred on the eighth season of The Bachelorette, as the new Bachelor, despite fan criticism. As OK! readers’ know, Bachelor Nation was not too happy with the network’s decision to cast Arie (fans slammed ABC on Twitter for their “out of left field” decision) over Peter Kraus, who was the runner-up on the most recent Bachelorette season starring Rachel Lindsay. However, those closest to show say no former Bachelorette star “was as ready [to be The Bachelor] as Arie is.”

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