Bachelorette Michelle Young’s suitor Clayton Echard chosen as ABC’s leading man for season 26 of The Bachelor

THE Bachelorette Michelle Young’s suitor Clayton Echard has been chosen as ABC new leading man for The Bachelor.

The 28-year-old will lead season 26 of the dating show.

Michelle’s suitor Clayton has been named the next Bachelor

Variety reported on Wednesday that Clayton has been tapped as the next Bachelor.

Fans of the dating franchise have not yet met Clayton, who will appear as a contestant on Michelle’s upcoming season of The Bachelorette.

Sources told the outlet that producers quickly fell in love with Clayton and he rose to the top of the network’s shortlist.

After the network a number of other men from Bachelor Nation to fill the leading role, Clayton was named the next Bachelor.

Despite Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette not airing yet, it appears Clayton’s season of The Bachelor has already begun production.

Photos leaked of Clayton with a camera crew, which was published by E! News on Wednesday.

After the photos leaked, sources told Variety the Missouri native is in fact the show’s next star.


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