Peter Kraus May Not Be ‘The Bachelor,’ But He’s Heading to ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’
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Peter Kraus May Not Be ‘The Bachelor,’ But He’s Heading to ‘The Bachelor Winter Games’

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Peter Kraus may not be the next Bachelor, but he’s still heading back to TV!

Yes, it’s true folks — the Season 13 runner-up will be looking for love on the upcoming spinoff, The Bachelor Winter Games.

Series creator Mike Fleiss shared the exciting news earlier this week.

"Yes, Peter will be looking for love — and going for the gold — on #TheBachelor Winter Games!!!!" he tweeted on Wednesday, October 4.

We’re going to bet right now the 31-year-old will win both love and the gold.

The new series will premiere in February 2018 during the actual Winter Olympic Games and take place in Vermont.

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Former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars will compete against one another in winter-themed competitions, but also look for love at the same time.

OK — we can get down with this format!

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We don’t know any of the other cast members at the moment, but Mike did reveal we may be seeing Bachelor stars from other countries!

"Plus, sexy international Bachelors and Bachelorettes from the dozens of countries that also produce #TheBachelor," he shared.

Countless fans were extremely disappointed after the Wisconsin native lost the Bachelor gig to Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Peter shared his disappointment in an Instagram post shortly after the announcement, but thanked ABC for the opportunity to find love on The Bachelorette.

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"ABC, you saw something in me, but something held me back. You treated me with such love and kindness and showed me glimpses of a life I never once dreamed that I could have," he wrote.

"I will be forever humbled and grateful and will always look back at these last 6 months with an ear to ear smile, knowing that this has truly been a very special life indeed."

He also blamed fear for preventing him from taking the leading role.

"When you let uncertainty or fear guide your decisions, you risk missing out on what could potentially be the greatest opportunity of a lifetime,” he shared.  

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“So live dangerously, live without the fear of the unknown, and continue to live and love with a heart that is truly open to anything."

Are you excited to see Peter on The Bachelor Winter Games?! Sound off below!

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The Bachelor Winter Games will premiere February 2018 on ABC.