Who Is the Next Bachelor 2023? It's Zach Shallcross!
After a heartbreaking self-elimination from Gabby and Rachel's season of "The Bachelorette," Zach Shallcross's journey to find love will continue when he steps in as leading man for the upcoming 27th season of "The Bachelor." After an emotional realization about his future with Rachel Recchia, Shallcross won Bachelor Nation's affection when he chose to remove himself from her remaining group of suitors. The charismatic California native will begin handing out roses when the season premieres MONDAY, JAN. 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.
WATCH: Zach's emotional goodbye to Bachelorette Rachel Recchia
The announcement was made by host Jesse Palmer during the emotional live finale of Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's season of "The Bachelorette."
An endearing 26-year-old tech executive from Anaheim Hills, California, Shallcross stole Bachelor Nation's heart on season 19 of "The Bachelorette" with his quiet charm, wit and openness to finding lasting love. Audiences saw Shallcross put himself and his desire to meet "the one" first when he emotionally self-eliminated, opening the door for his "person" to walk through.
WATCH: Zach's first interview as the new Bachelor
Born and raised in California, Shallcross loves beach volleyball, football, his dogs and, of course, his mom but knows he has much more love to give, and he's ready to add "life partner" to that list.
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