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ABC Announces The Next Bachelor

One of last season's "The Bachelorette" castoffs has been chosen to deliver roses to potential mates when the show returns January 2012.

Ben Flajnik Headshot - P 2011
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Here we go again.

On Tuesday, ABC announced the next man to continue his search for love in front of the cameras on its reality stalwart, The Bachelor. And, the lucky guy is none other than Ben Flajnik, whose proposal was rejected by Bachelorette Ashley Hebert last season.

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But, the 28-year-old Sonoma, CA native has decided to give his quest to find a mate another go, and he'll be returning to viewers homes on ABC when the show airs in January 2012.

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In its press release, ABC calls winemaker Flajnik "a rare, modern Renaissance man," who is "confident that having found love on The Bachelorette, he will find his soul mate and a lasting, love-filled relationship this time on The Bachelor."

Flajnik will make his first official appearance as the new Bachelor on the season finale of sister-show Bachelor Pad September 12.