Colton Underwood is the next Bachelor 2019

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Colton's season of The Bachelor premieres in January.

'I think it's to look for someone that fits into your life after the show.

In a confessional, Colton said, "She's one of the best people I know".

As the main man on "The Bachelor", he'll finally get to whittle down a pool of interested women in hopes of ultimately proposing marriage to the final contestant.

Or they just wanted anyone but Colton.

First things first, ICYMI - Colton Underwood is the new Bachelor.

The Bachelor in Paradise star also told Tia not to settle for anything less than the world, saying that's what she deserved.

The Indiana native made it all the way to hometown dates, with Becca seemingly excited about where their relationship could go.

Colton Underwood, who previously appeared on Becca Kufrin's cycle of "The Bachelorette" and most recently on "Bachelor in Paradise", is the next lucky man looking for love on the long-running reality series. Just as Tia had become pretty confident in how well things were going in her renewed relationship with Colton, he decided that he'd felt forced into it and couldn't move forward. He was eliminated by Becca in that episode. I wish I could have been the one that would end up with her.

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.

Following the episode, Colton posted the sweetest message on Instagram about Tia.

When Booth was asked what she thought about Underwood being the next star of The Bachelor, Entertainment Tonight reported that she said, "I don't know that he's ready".

Colton is 26, and retired from the National Football League after an injury-plagued career. When he's not working on his charity, he's spending time with his family and his dog, Sniper'.