A new promo featuring Arie Luyendyk, Jr. as "The Bachelor" 2018 was released by ABC. The promo, which is posted on E! News, does a rundown of Arie's beginnings with the Reality Show franchise. After all, it's been five years since he was on "The Bachelorette" season 8 with Emily Maynard. A lot of new fans have invested in the show and know very little about the race car driver.

Blast from the past

Arie was a finalist in Emily's season of "The Bachelorette" and many will remember him, but the network is giving them all a refresher course while educating the latest viewers. The 36-year-old is seen in some clips from Maynard's season when she confronts him about not being upfront with her regarding a producer on the show.

"We're remembering why we fell in love with him, from the first one-on-one to the blindsiding break-up," the promo begins as scenes of their exchange are shown. Arie says that he was a "little skeptical" about doing the show, but the timing now is a really good fit for him.

Arie Luyendyk is also seen showing off some dance moves and handing out roses in the promo. A lot of the upcoming "Bachelor" season has already been taped. At this point, the cast is in Paris filming episode 7 and will head to Italy to tape episode 7. Once they wrap in Europe, everyone comes back and films hometowns.

See Arie on 'The Bachelorette'

ABC is making Emily's season of "The Bachelorette" available to stream on ABC.com and on their app. Veteran fans can relive the season and fans unfamiliar with Arie can get a bit of his back story.

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Arie dubbed 'Hashtag Not Peter'

Fans were blindsided when they learned that Arie was ABC's choice as the next "Bachelor." There's a name that's sticking when it comes to insulting him. "Hashtag Not Peter [VIDEO]" was used by Reality Steve and has now gone on to exist in filming of the show. It stems from the fact that Peter Kraus wasn't the one everyone expected to get "The Bachelor" gig for season 22.

Apparently, a contestant was angry with Arie in a group date that was filmed in Fort Lauderdale and threw that name at him. One of the show's producers told Entertainment Weekly that the group date went terribly wrong for Arie because he was trying too hard. He wanted to be inclusive of everyone and some of the ladies weren't happy about that. While it's unclear what actually happened, tensions were running high and some anger erupted. It's anticipated that the scene will make it to TV since the producer mentioned the incident.

"The Bachelor" 2018 premieres in January on ABC and will air every Monday night at 8 PM ET/PT