Chris Soules is named the new 'Bachelor' for Season 19

The romance reality series returns to ABC in January.
By Karen Butler   |   Aug. 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Iowa farmer Chris Soules has been named the latest star of The Bachelor, which is set to return for a 19th season in January, ABC announced Wednesday.

Soules, 32, was one of the three finalists who courted Andi Dorfman on the most recent season of The Bachelorette.

"Chris was dismissed after he had emotionally confessed his love to Andi, but that meant the handsome bachelor was back on the market," the network said in a news release. "Now, he is ready to put his heartache behind him to search for the one missing piece in his life -- true love -- when he stars in the 19th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, The Bachelor."

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