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Ben Higgins is the new "Bachelor"

And the next "Bachelor" is...Ben Higgins.

Host Chris Harrison announced the news Monday night live on "Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise."

Higgins, 26, was the second runner-up on Kaitlyn Bristowe's season 11 of "The Bachelorette." Now he'll star in season 20 of "The Bachelor."

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Posted by The Bachelor on Monday, August 24, 2015


"It's incredible," the software salesman from Denver said Monday. "People like me don't get opportunities like this, and I never would have thought that this opportunity would be something I could have and I'm excited. Everything leading up to this has just been incredible."

After the live TV announcement, Higgins received a call from comedian Amy Schumer who told him, "I'm so excited for you, Ben. I hope you find love...do you want to have phone sex right now? I'm so excited for you to find love, and send some my way."

Tell us: What do you think about Higgins as the next "Bachelor"?