Underwood told GMA's Michael Strahan that he's looking forward to "being engaged and getting married shortly after that". After the man got his heart broken by Becca Kufrin on the Bachelorette and also after experiencing a failed romance with Tia Booth on Bachelor in Paradise, Colton seems to be ready for a second chance.
"Producers definitely expected some backlash from certain fans, but that always happens and they think Colton will make for a good season", the source says.
The 26-year-old, who was a contestant on Becca Kurfin's season of "The Bachelorette", will be the next man to have 25 women vying for his attention.
But Underwood and Booth ultimately called it quits on Paradise's September 3 episode, after the pro football player confessed he couldn't see a long-term relationship panning out between them.
The Bachelor Season 23 will premiere in January.
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One person said: 'I really hope the only reason ABC didn't choose Jason Tartick as the next Bachelor is because he already found someone and not because they thought we'd all want to see Colton be indecisive for another 2 months'.
Underwood, who is also known for once dating Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, will be the first self-proclaimed νirgiп to be the Bachelor. And it was a good thing to happen because now I can take what I learned in that relationship and apply it to future relationships.
When he came clean to Tia about his feelings, they had a very emotional break up, with both deciding to leave Paradise in the aftermath.
Colton is 26, and retired from the National Football League after an injury-plagued career.
In a confessional, Colton said, "She's one of the best people I know". When he's not working on his charity, he's spending time with his family and his dog, Sniper'.