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New Bachelor Zach Shallcross announced for Season 27

He’s finally getting his rose. 

Zach Shallcross has been revealed to be the newest “Bachelor” on the reality show’s 27th season. 

Shallcross, 26, was featured on the most recent season of “The Bachelorette.” Host Jesse Palmer announced that the tech exec from Anaheim, California, will be the next Bachelor during Tuesday’s live finale. 

“He’s been a front-runner for a while,” a production source told Page Six. “There’s no denying that the audience loves him.” 

During his time on Season 19 of “The Bachelorette,” things got rocky between Shallcross and leading lady Rachel Recchia, who feared the then-25-year-old was too young for long-term commitment. While he made it into Recchia’s final four, things quickly fell apart. 

“I was kind of in shock and disbelief in what was happening between us,” Shallcross said on-screen during the finale. Recchia said their goodbye was “hard to watch back” because her feelings for him were “real.”

Rachel Recchia and Zach Shallcross on "The Bachelorette" on a couch together.
Rachel Recchia and Zach Shallcross on “The Bachelorette.”
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Zach Shallcross in a suit.
Zach Shallcross.
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Rachel Recchia and Zach Shallcross on "The Bachelorette."
Rachel Recchia and Zach Shallcross on “The Bachelorette.”
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His bio on ABC describes him as an “old-fashioned romantic” who has a “huge heart that he is so ready to share forever with the right woman.” His fun facts include that he would love to be Spider-Man for a day, and that he doesn’t like breakfast because “eggs don’t agree with him.” And his perfect woman is compassionate and “ready for romance,” since he wants to “lay it on thick” and plan “thoughtful surprises.” 

The 6-foot-4 California native also has a famous Uncle — character actor Patrick Warburton, 57, best known for playing one of Elaine’s boyfriends on “Seinfeld,” “The Tick,” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” 

His Instagram is filled with photos of him playing football, doing outdoorsy activities such as boating, and hanging out with his family.

Zach Shallcross with Brianna Thorbourne on "The Bachelorette" facing each other.
Zach Shallcross with Brianna Thorbourne on “The Bachelorette.”
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Zach Shallcross smooches Rachel Recchia on "The Bachelorette."
Zach Shallcross smooches Rachel Recchia on “The Bachelorette.”
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Shallcross’s season of “The Bachelor” will premiere Monday, January 23 on ABC. 

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