Bachelor bummer! Luke Pell, who was one of the front-runners to become the next Bachelor, reacted to Nick Viall getting the gig via Twitter on Tuesday, August 30.
“Thx for all the love sometimes we are faced w/unexpected changes,” Pell, 31, tweeted. “I’m happy to be back in Nash excited for the future.” The war veteran also posted a photo that read: “Trust God’s timing, He has a plan for everything.”
Pell recently appeared on JoJo Fletcher‘s season 12 of The Bachelorette. Hearts shattered when he was sent home just moments after he said “I love you” to the 25-year-old Texas-based real estate developer.
Thx for all the love sometimes we are faced w/unexpected changes I’m happy to be back in Nash excited for the future pic.twitter.com/hUgp59sJzk
— Luke Pell (@lukepell) August 31, 2016
Earlier this month, Us Weekly exclusively revealed that ABC producers were considering Pell to be the season 21 Bachelor. “It’s looking like Luke right now as the next Bachelor, but there are a couple others on the back burner in case he doesn’t work out,” a source told Us at the time. Other contenders included Fletcher’s runner-up, Robby Hayes, and fellow season 12 contestants Chase McNary and Wells Adams.
“It’s a possibility,” Pell told Entertainment Tonight in July. “I definitely would not pass on it!”
Pell even had Fletcher in his corner. “If you ask me personally, I think both Luke and Chase are great options,” she told Good Morning America on August 2. “I think Robby is a great choice too,” she added of her runner-up. “But when I sent Luke home, America died. There was an overwhelming amount of support and love for him and I totally get it.”
Some Bachelor Nation fans were rooting for him too. “Update: Luke Pell is not the next bachelor and I am not a happy camper this morning,” one tweeter wrote. A second added: “And now @Luke__Pell isn’t the new bachelor??? Ugh worst week ever.”
Read more reactions below:
Still upset that the next bachelor is not @Luke__Pell ??? #ugh
— Amanda Hewitt (@amandadean21) August 31, 2016
My heart is broke that @Luke__Pell is not the next bachelor. ?? don’t even want to watch this season now ?
— krista brown (@kristachadwick) August 31, 2016
The best part about Nick being the bachelor is that @Luke__Pell is still single and I can still marry him ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Kyra (@k_y_ra__) August 31, 2016
Not happy about #TheBachelor selection. He’s had 3 chances.. I WANT LUKE PELL FOR BACHELOR
— Alex Hinkel (@a_hink) August 31, 2016
Literally pissed @Luke__Pell is isn’t the next bachelor. PISSED!!!!!!
— Devon Faith (@DevMcCallister) August 31, 2016
Luke Pell isn’t the next Bachelor so it looks like I will have to personally keep tabs on his future relationships
— Katie Schroder (@ktschroder) August 31, 2016
Not a very happy gal finding out @Luke__Pell or @cbmcnary will not be the next bachelor ?
— Kylie (@kkvacc) August 31, 2016
So can @Luke__Pell be the next bachelor after nick? #lukeforbachelor2018
— dee❁ (@dee_baabiix0) August 31, 2016
Everyone complaining about Nick being the next Bachelor and I’m sitting here like hey @Luke__Pell, how you doin? #AfterParadise ??
— tina jain ??? (@tweeterjain) August 31, 2016
@Luke__Pell should have been the bachelor ???
— Dania Bahena (@DaniaBahena) August 31, 2016
Still waiting for news to be released that @Luke__Pell will be the bachelor… ? #crying
— Finn ? (@LMichaelaFinn) August 31, 2016
I’m happy for @viallnicholas28 becoming the next #Bachelor but I so so so wish it was @Luke__Pell ???
— •lauren grace ✨ (@laurengpowell_) August 31, 2016
Not that I don’t absolutely adore Nick, @Luke__Pell would of made a way better bachelor. ??
— taylynnn✨ (@tlwarren16) August 31, 2016
The fact that @Luke__Pell isn’t the next bachelor disappoints me more than it should
— Abby Mayo (@abbyhoppe13) August 31, 2016
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