Find out Who Was Almost The Bachelor & Then Backed Out

The Bachelor season 22 starts filming in the last week of September, but there’s one little problem… We don’t have the name of the next lead yet!

Well, we did. But he backed out and now ABC is trying to spin around a whole different narrative to make it seem like they never wanted him to begin with.

Here’s the whole story and what really happened!

The Bachelorette season 13 contestant who signed the Bachelor contract last month and then backed out is none other than – the fan favorite.

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Here’s what Bachelor creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss tweeted last week that seemed to eliminate Peter from the shortlist.

“Do we really want a Bachelor who isn’t ready to settle down with a woman he loves? Hmmm. Not what The Bachelor is all about…” he tweeted last week.

An inside source tells PEOPLE  why they didn’t want Peter as their next leading man.

Peter is every Bachelor producer’s worst nightmare: the perfect guy who cannot be coerced into proposing at the end,” shares the insider. “The fact that no one could talk Peter into buckling under and just giving her the ring — and that he wouldn’t play along — absolutely enraged the higher-ups at the show. Including Fleiss, definitely. He is totally on their s— list forever, and there is no way they will reward him with a shot at The Bachelor. No way.”

 “Even if they weren’t so mad, his unwillingness to play by the rules of the game has them afraid he’d be another Brad Womack or, worse, Juan Pablo. Not gonna happen.”

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