'The Bachelor': Colton Underwood to Be Season 23 Star of ABC Series

On Tuesday's episode of Good Morning America, ABC announced that Underwood is the show's newest leading man. 4, with former National Football League player Colton Underwood set to hand out the roses during Season 23 of the reality dating competition.

"I'm very excited", Underwood told host Michael Strahan. He thanked her for her friendship, noting that he knew it would continue beyond the time they had in Mexico.

Underwood made his debut on "The Bachelor" franchise vying for Becca Kufrin's heart on "The Bachelorette".

Growing emotional, he explained in a confessional that "all I want to do is please people", but "I can't sit around on a beach anymore and look at her every day and know there's not a future".

Time to start lining up the long-stemmed red roses: A new Bachelor is ready to find his one true love - or at least woo a couple dozen woman before inevitably landing a spot on Dancing with the Stars. Most recently, Underwood had been among the cast of "Bachelor in Paradise" until he departed the show last week.

Or they just wanted anyone but Colton.

But I'm still going to watch, and you are too.

The Indiana native made it all the way to hometown dates, with Becca seemingly excited about where their relationship could go.

Kufrin and Booth both appeared as contestants during Arie Luyekduk Jr.'s season.

Tia also posted on Instagram about the split after Monday's episode of Bachelor in Paradise aired. She added a few hashtags including #peaceoutparadise and #hotdogsforever, and it sounds as if this Bachelor in Paradise contestant is relieved that everybody finally knows where things stand for her in regards to Colton. I wish I could have been the one that would end up with her.



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