The word from professional wire-tapper/ Bachelor spoiler Reality Steve, is that Arie Luyendyk, Jr is dating DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff and is expected to be in the audience for tonight’s big premiere of Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars. So I guess if we must go without The Bachelor for 4 months, seeing Arie on a Monday night on another ABC show is the second best thing.
We already know Arie Luyendyk, Jr will not be the next Bachelor despite our best efforts at lobbying for the Bachelorette hottie. (We really tried, Arie!) But tonight would be the perfect time for ABC to announce the next Bachelor, who is presumably Sean Lowe.
Arie told Us Weekly that he “passed on Bachelor this season” to focus on his race car driving career. However, he said of a TV future, “I’ll never say never. You just never know what the future can hold. I’m open to everything as long as it doesn’t conflict with racing. Hopefully I won’t be off the TV set for too long.” Thank God! We will continue to lobby for more Arie!!