The brand-new Bachelor is prepared to kiss and inform.
We’re less than a week far from The Bachelor‘s brand-new season, with Arie Luyendyk Jr., the runner-up from Emily Maynard‘s season, formally behind the wheel. And it seems like he’ll be measuring up to his “Kissing Bandit” label from that season.
When talking with E,
! News about the brand-new season, Arie exposed he broke the one guideline he set for himself on the opening night: he kisses somebody!
“That first night I told myself I’m not going to kiss anybody, you know, and then it happened,” Arie informed us with a laugh. (Hm … could it be Tia who lands the very first kiss?)
As for measuring up to his notorious label, Arie stated he does not feel any pressure and believes the Kissing Bandit name is “hilarious.”
Though Arie took a 5 year break from the franchise, it does not indicate manufacturers weren’t thinking about having him back. The race vehicle motorist remained in contention for the Bachelor gig in 2 previous seasons and was as soon as asked to sign up with a spinoff program.
” I did get asked to do the very first Bachelor in Paradise and I keep in mind informing the manufacturers at that point it’s simply not me,” Arie stated. “If you ever want me to be the Bachelor, I’ll do that. But as far as the spinoff show, I just didn’t feel like that fit my personality.”
Looks like he was right after all.
Press use the video above to hear more from Arie about the brand-new season.
The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. on ABC.