Bachelorette second runner-up Ben Higgins was officially announced as the next Bachelor Monday, for the show's historic 20th season.
Higgins confirmed the news during the Bachelor in Paradise after show while speaking with Bachelor host Chris Harrison.
A fan favorite on the show, Higgins was rumored for the role once he was eliminated, but in June he still wasn't sold on the idea.
Speaking to Us Weekly at the Men Tell All tapping, Higgins said: "I don't know, that's not really for me right now, the 26-year-old said about becoming the next Bachelor. "I want to wait until [the offer] is on the table, because I want to focus on the life I had. I'm not extremely comfortable with the attention. That is something I have to figure out. Right now, I just want to go back to the life I had."
Higgins has since turned around on the idea and is excited to join the dating reality-show once again. Now with the roses in his hands, Higgins is ready to fall in love and perhaps even get married.
"I'm ready to share my life with somebody," Higgins told People magazine. "And I'm not fearful of the idea of getting married. As soon as I can find that person, it seems like the better life will be."
"Ideally at the end of this, I will be proposing," he said. 'That would be a really cool thing."
Season 20 of The Bachelor returns January 2016 on ABC.