The Bachelor Season 20 Trailer: Gah! 'Perfect Ben' to Woo Twin Sisters

Apparently, Idris Elba was traveling abroad as filming began for Season 20 of The Bachelor.

I mean, no offense to this season’s titular suitor Ben Higgins, but how else to explain a member of His Perpetually Tipsy Harem* shouting, “Here’s to the hottest man in America!” in the show’s new trailer, first posted by E!. (*A+ idea for the name of all-female cover band that plays nothing but James Bond themes, if I do say so myself.)

In other news, Ben will apparently attempt to win the hearts of twin sisters — which would be disconcerting in a Hallmark Christmas Movie scenario or even a Doublemint ad, but is almost unbearably creepy here, given that ABC’s reality-dating franchise goes for a “real life” sensibility (fireworks, helicopter rides and Neil Lane engagement rings notwithstanding).

Oh, sure I’m judging — but that doesn’t mean I won’t be watching.

Press PLAY below for the trailer, then hit the comments with your thoughts — and a “Yea” or “Nay” on the twinsies.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Mere says:

    Idris Elba? Hottest man in America? Slezak drinking tonight. Expect a very long Voice recap later.

  2. Mr. Robot says:

    20 Seasons of White Bachelors.

  3. Bee says:

    Idris Elba is BRITISH. He’s probably not travelling ‘abroad’ – he lives there.

    So, he’s probably only the ‘hottest man in America’s when he’s IN America. Which, most likely, isn’t all that often.

  4. Tim says:

    I love Idris too! I really though that after the success of Empire ABC would cast a black bachelor. I guess it’s just never going to happen.

  5. liame says:

    This show is so gross, just look at the casting.

  6. liame says:

    This guy looks like Charlie Sheen in his younger years. Hey this guys is also surrounded by a bunch of Goddesses. Nice! SMH

  7. Imzadi says:

    Although he is definitely not “the hottest man in America,” there is only one “Perfect Ben,” and his last name is Roethlisberger, as any loyal Pittsburgher will tell you!