ABC is finally confirming what has been widely reported, which is that Ben Flajnik will indeed become the new Bachelor!
Ben, a 28-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, Calif, became a fan favorite when he left The Bachelorette broken-hearted after Ashley Hebert rejected his proposal.
He will be getting another shot at love on the 16th season of the ABC hit show which will debut in January 2012.
In the meantime, Ben is set to make his first official appearance as the new Bachelor during the season finale of the Bachelor Pad on September 12.
Reality Steve reported last week that Ben had already began taping scenes for his new season.
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