"The Bachelor [VIDEO]" 2018 has officially been announced. The big news was revealed on Thursday morning on "Good Morning America," and fans were promised that they would be "shocked" by the choice. Season 22's leading man will be Arie Luyendyk Jr. Viewers will likely remember Arie from his time on Emily Maynard's season of "The Bachelorette." Arie made it to the final two, only to have his heart broken by Emily. Now, the 36-year-old race car driver is ready to find love again.

'The Bachelor' 2018 has finally been revealed

According to Arie Luyendyk Jr., he is more than ready to find the love of his life and settle down.

Arie revealed during a sitdown with Michael Strahan on "Good Morning America" that all of his friends are married and having children, and that his younger brother, who is only 24-years-old, also recently got married. Arie claims that he's the last one left, and he's ready to take that next big step in his life.

Arie will ask Sean Lowe for advice

During Season 8 of "The Bachelorette," Luyendyk was known as the "kissing bandit" by his fellow co-stars. While Arie says he's no longer the "kissing bandit," he could be for the right women. Arie says he's looking for a woman who is independent and strong in her life, but is also still gentle. The new "Bachelor" star also claims that he'll be getting some advice from his old friend, Sean Lowe, who knows all too well what it is like to be "The Bachelor" and find love.

In addition, the handsome race car driver also claimed that he had not told his parents that he was going to be ABC's new leading man, and that they were finding out on live television with the rest of America.

ABC having trouble finding a new leading man?

Before the announcement that Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the "The Bachelor," fans were banking that someone like Peter Kraus, Eric Bigger, Ben Zornes, or even Dean Unglert would be named the new leading man. However, it seems that ABC wanted someone who was genuinely ready to find his life partner, and settle down. Unlike Peter and Dean, it seems that Arie is the perfect choice for what the show is really about, which is helping people find the love of their life.

Drama free season coming?

Unfortunately, Arie Luyendyk Jr. could prove to be a little on the safe side when it comes to entertainment value on "The Bachelor," while he is a favorite among fans, he brings no drama to the table, which is why some viewers watch the show. On the other hand, many fans are delighted that the network decided to choose a man who is truly doing the show for the right reasons, as past star's motives have been questionable.