Many Bachelor Nation viewers have been wondering who will be the next star of The Bachelor Season 26 in 2022. Recent fan-favorites have been brought up multiple times, including Tyler Cameron, Andrew Spencer, Greg Grippo, and Michael Allio. Now, it seems ABC has found its new lead — and it’s probably not who you think. So who is the next bachelor? Here’s everything you need to know about the new Bachelorette cast member.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers from The Bachelorette Season 18 and The Bachelor Season 26.]
Who is the next star of ‘The Bachelor’ Season 26 in 2022?
Michelle Young from ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 | Craig Sjodin via Getty Images
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In early September, multiple reports claimed the new lead of The Bachelor 2022 will be from The Bachelorette Season 18. Then on Sept. 15, E! News speculated the next bachelor will be Clayton Echard, who is expected to join Michelle Young’s season when it premieres on Oct. 19.
The publication obtained new photos of The Bachelor team filming a potential “promo shoot” for season 26 in Missouri. Their source also claimed the new Bachelor star’s initials are C.E., and Clayton — who is from Eureka, Missouri — fit the bill.
Meanwhile, Variety confirmed Clayton as the next leading man for The Bachelor 2022. The publication claimed production for the new season will start in September 2021.
Who is Clayton Echard and what is the new bachelor’s Instagram?
Clayton Echard, 28, Eureka, MO. Played football at University of Missouri. Currently in orthopedic sales. IG: (@claytonechard) pic.twitter.com/NJ8mtqdPDD
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) July 26, 2021
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While Clayton hasn’t appeared on The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle, we know a few things about the potential new bachelor. As mentioned, Clayton is from Eureka, Missouri. The 28-year-old is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and he played football for the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou). Clayton currently works as a sales representative for Stryker Orthopedics, per LinkedIn.
Meanwhile, Bachelor Nation fans can find Clayton on Instagram under the handle @claytonechard. His social media feed is filled with photos …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet