Rumors just started swirling that Nashville DJ and Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams could be the next Bachelor.
Now here’s the situation: Allegedly runner-up Peter Kraus was offered the gig and turned it down. Second runner-up Eric Bigger was just one hot mess and is in no way ready to date 25 women, since he has yet to even successfully date one. So he’s out.
So this leaves the field wide open! Naturally producers will take a hard look at the guys from season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise to see if any of them tug at the heartstrings of America. Thus far, the men have been a disappointment, primarily because they have all been so wasted. The only one that has not been sh!t-faced on camera is new bartender, Wells Adams.
I think that bringing 32-year-old Wells on board to serve the cocktails to his cast-mates serves a couple of purposes and one is to potentially set Wells up to lead the 2018 season. After all, having him as a bartender ensures he can’t get in to any real trouble. It also means he is forced to watch others find love as he just sits back and provides a shoulder to cry on. This genius maneuver makes Wells a very sympathetic character to fans.
But for the first time in Bachelor history I think producers are genuinely undecided on who they will choose and are just throwing it all out there to see what sticks with fans.
ET talked to Wells about the idea of leading the show Friday.
“No one’s talked to me about it,” Adams said. “It’s something I wouldn’t take lightly and I’d have to speak to my family about. I have a big family, four siblings, nieces and nephews. Your family has to be a part of that world. I’d want their blessing before I would consider it.”
Wells’ cast mates totally support Wells taking the lead.
“I think Wells would be the greatest dark horse candidate,” Evan Bass revealed during an interview with ET on Monday. “Dean is too young. Peter was on a mission to be the Bachelor, which if he makes it, good for him, but he was smart. That guy, he said all of the right Bachelor things to say, and kudos to him for doing it… but I think Wells would be a great choice.”
Harrison told ET, “in all seriousness, we’ve not picked a Bachelor. So, I can tell you, no Bachelor is chosen.”
“Nick [Viall] popped out of Paradise if you remember, we didn’t see that coming,” he continued. “We weren’t planning on it and then it happened. I think, lesson learned, we’re going to wait and just watch it all play out. [Fans will know] as soon as I do. We don’t start taping for quite some time. So there’s no reason — I know people would love for us to announce it, but there’s no reason to. We would just be jumping the gun. So, we’re going to wait.”
Personally, I don’t know if I can get pumped about Wells. For one, they would need to get him a personal trainer ASAP. He is not camera ready for any shirtless showering shots. For another he’s a radio personality and those guys always just seem so one-dimensional to me. And third he’s really fussy and neurotic. So my reaction to the possibility of Wells being The Bachelor is …..’eh’.
It looks like the other front-runners are Robby Hayes, and Dean Unglert. Although I would not write off Peter Kraus…yet, or the possibility that they could drudge up the Weatherman from Jillian Harris’ season or that they could just find someone brand new for the first time in over a decade.