Ben Higgins The Bachelor

The Bachelor: Ben Higgins Announced as Season 20 Suitor

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s loss is Bachelor Nation’s gain.

Fan favorite Ben Higgins, who placed third on Season 11 of The Bachelorette, will continue his search for love as the 20th Bachelor, Chris Harrison announced Monday on After Paradise.

“I am [ready to find love],” Higgins said on the Bachelor in Paradise after-show. “I have a great example of love through my parents and grandparents and family. I’m ready to start sharing my life with somebody.”

Following the big announcement, comedienne Amy Schumer (who guest-starred on the most recent Bachelorette season) called in with these words for Higgins: “Ben, I would say, ‘Don’t do it!’ No, I’m so excited for you. Find love and then send some my way, OK?”

Watch Harrison announce the new Bachelor below:

Will you watch The Bachelor with Ben H. in the spotlight? Were you hoping for another of Kaitlyn’s exes to be cast? Hit the comments with your thoughts.