Who Is the Next Bachelor 2021? It's Matt James!

Who Is the Next Bachelor 2021? It's Matt James!

Who is the next Bachelor? This morning it became official: Matt James is the next Bachelor 2021! After meeting Matt James as a prospective suitor for "The Bachelorette," thousands of fans swooned over the would-be cast member. He is the total package. He has strong family values, a great career, and over the past few months, he has used his growing platform for good. Today, Matt announced on "Good Morning America" that he will take on the role as the lead of his own love story as the star of the momentous 25th season of ABC's hit romance reality series, "The Bachelor." Here's Matt being introduced to the world as the Bachelor for the first time during an interview on GMA:

WATCH: Matt James introduced as the next Bachelor on Good Morning America

While much of Bachelor Nation has fallen in love with him already via his friendship with former Bachelorette Hannah Brown and her popular suitor Tyler C., many will meet the 28-year-old real estate broker, entrepreneur and community organization founder on his journey to find love for the first time. The North Carolina native went to Wake Forest University, where he majored in economics and played wide receiver for the football team. He went on to play professional football, before moving to New York City, where he now resides. His love of food and passion for giving back led to his creation of an organization that is designed to find creative ways to engage kids from underserved com­munities in New York City, encouraging physical and mental wellness, while also giving them opportunities for new experiences throughout the city.

Season 25 of "The Bachelor" is scheduled to premiere in 2021.