The Bachelor Season 23 - Check Out Who Is The New Suitor

Colton Underwood has had quite a journey, competing for Becca Kufrin's heart on "The Bachelorette" before moving on to "Bachelor in Paradise", and now he's taking the lead, starring as "The Bachelor" himself.

Watch the announcement and first interview on Good Morning America (below)! I wasn't true to who I was, and I feel like people think I'm less of a man because of that.

The former football player and self-confessed virgin appeared on the show on Tuesday September 4 to talk about the upcoming gig following a tearful breakup with Tia Booth on the spin-off Bachelor in Paradise. Subsequently, an "After the Final Rose" episode was tacked onto the season to allow viewers-and the show's contestants-to process their feelings, and an Internet firestorm erupted.

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'. "That's what I'm looking forward to the most, is being engaged and getting married shortly after that", he said.

Tia also confirmed via Twitter that she would not be a contestant on Colton's season of The Bachelor.

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Underwood, who is also known for once dating Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, will be the first self-proclaimed νirgiп to be the Bachelor.

Despite the backlash, the 26-year-old does have a number of supporters.

Booth noted that she's thankful that this chapter has ended and she wished Colton the best as they both work on beginning new chapters. That season was the most shocking one so far. Colton broke down in tears while breaking up with Tia.

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

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