I'm surprised there is no chatter in here about Ben being the next Bachelor. I believe there still has been no official announcement, but it's all over the tabloids.
Ben seems to be a wonderful, nice, sincere guy. But he won't be on my TV next winter/spring. I don't think he has a strong enough personality to pull off the lead, and his grief over his father's death hangs over him like a big raincloud. Sounds like a very boring season.