I predicted it immediately after 'The Bachelorette' finale, and it wasn't a hard prediction to make.  "Reality Steve," as he's called, has confirmed that Chris Soules will be 'The Bachelor' for the upcoming season.

Chris is the northeast Iowa farmer that made women all over America swoon during the latest season of 'The Bachelorette.'  He ended up making the final three before being sent home by Andi.

"Reality Steve" reports, "Chris signed his contract last week, and film crews were in Iowa over the weekend filming him. He was filmed at the Franklin Hotel/Restaurant in Strawberry Point (where production stayed), a bar in Arlington called the Wagon Wheel, and was also filmed at the Iowa State Fair this past weekend."

Hollywood Gossip calls Reality Steve's confirmation, "As good as an official announcement from the network."  It will likely be sometime next month before ABC confirms anything, so this is what we have 'til then.

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