The Bachelorette’s resident kiss master, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., may have chosen racing over romance, but that doesn’t mean he’s turning down TV time.
Arie reiterated to Us Weekly that he “passed on Bachelor this season” to focus on his race car driving career. However, he said of a TV future, "I'll never say never. You just never know what the future can hold. I'm open to everything as long as it doesn't conflict with racing. Hopefully I won't be off the TV set for too long."
Yeah, how’s tomorrow looking for you?
According to Bachelor spoiler king Reality Steve, Arie is expected to be in the audience for Monday’s premiere of Dancing With the Stars Season 15 All-Stars. Arie already seems to be close to DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff but, more than that, he’s also probably going to be around to show support for fellow IndyCar driver, Helio Castroneves, who won DWTS Season 5 and is returning for All-Stars. And maybe ABC will use Arie as part of the plan to announce the new Bachelor?
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Reality Steve says the new Bachelor is Emily Maynard's third favorite Bachelorette boy toy, Sean Lowe, but ABC has yet to confirm. It's possible they'll do the intro on DWTS, as they've done before, using decoys in the audience to throw viewers off the scent until the real guy is revealed.
Not only that, Steve said Arie was recently in L.A. filming a segment at the Bachelor mansion with Sean. So after we see Arie in the DWTS audience — if indeed we do — we should be seeing him in some form or another in relation to The Bachelor Season 17, when it starts airing in January. So when Arie said he had moved on from The Bachelor, maybe he didn't mean it quite so literally.
Arie was also recently in Las Vegas, hanging out with guys like Ryan Lochte, at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. And, at one point, both Arie and Sean were expected to attend the annual Lemonade Stand charity event held this weekend in New York City, but obviously circumstances changed for both of them.
We love seeing Arie any which way we can get him, and if he starts hanging out with DWTS folks, great. That may be the first step to getting him on the dance floor for next spring's DWTS Season 16.