And The Next Bachelor is ... Ex-Bachelor Star Brad Womack!

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As the star of ABC's The Bachelor in 2007, Brad Womack chose no one. Doing so, he set an unlikely chain of events in motion. First he made a star out of finalist Deanna Pappas.

As The Bachelorette, she axed Jason Mesnick, who went on to star on The Bachelor and reject Jillian Harris, who nixed Jake Pavelka, who courted Ali Fedotowsky. Follow that?

Now, ABC has come full circle. Brad Womack will headline The Bachelor. Again!

Brad Womack Waits

Will someone actually get the final rose this time?

The decision reportedly comes in the wake of Bachelorette runner-up Chris Lambton passing up the role, as predicted. But many thought ABC would go with a new guy for once.

Not the case. The network clearly feels that viewer attachment to previous seasons' stars is what's delivering record ratings in recent years ... but does Brad Womack qualify?

Apparently ABC is confident he does. They even offered him the gig before Jake last season. It's a crazy move, and ridiculous if you ask us, but it certainly will generate buzz.

What do you think of Brad Womack as the next Bachelor?

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