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We’re not sure who was the first person to start the rumors that Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough was in line to be the next Bachelor, but, uh, we wouldn’t hate it. Star magazine (via GossipCop) printed that “‘Dancing with the Stars’ cutie Derek Hough may just waltz his way into a $3 million paycheck — and possibly true love — as the next Bachelor on ABC’s hit dating series.” So, what’s the truth?

Sorry, guys, Derek isn’t on board. GossipCop reports that when they asked the hot blond’s rep if he was going to take on the task of courting 25 ladies on national television, they “laughed out loud.” Take that, Chris Harrison!

Rumors that producer/creator Mike Fleiss was hard-core shopping the idea to Derek are bunk, just as the random chatter about golfer Adam Scott was. Although The Bachelor has previously featured an NFL quarterback and an actor as their rose-doling dudes, they’ve shied away from the fame game in recent seasons.

And considering that we haven’t even met the guys who will be showing off all their best assets for Desiree Hartsock when her Bachelorette season begins on May 27, we’re trying not to get too attached to anyone just yet.

So, whaddya say, fans: Are you happy Derek isn’t in the running to be the next Bachelor, or do you wish he was?

Source: GossipCop