Surprise! Shocking Bachelor fans expecting Peter Kraus or Eric Bigger, ABC went in another direction for next season choosing Arie Luyendyk Jr., a race-car driver and former Bachelorette contestant from many years ago.

Arie was a huge fan favorite on Emily Maynard's season. Son of Indy 500 champion Arie Luyendyk, the stunner made it to the final two. But Emily ultimately chose Jef Holm instead.

Arie, 35, almost became the Bachelor the following season. But Sean Lowe was chosen instead. Though Arie was linked to Bachelor villain Courtney Robertson for a brief time, he is not as known to recent fans, which isn't sitting well with Bachelor Nation.

Emily Maynard Chose Jef Holm Instead Of Arie Luyendyk Jr. On 'The Bachelorette' Emily Maynard chose Jef Holm instead of Arie Luyendyk Jr. during her 'Bachelorette' finale.

This is what Twitter had to say about the producers' surprising choice:







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