So, it seems this guy could be our Bachelor next year.

Bachie season is now in full swing.

Some of our favourite Bachelor alumni are gracing our screens again every week on Bachelor in Paradise, and future Bachelor rumours have officially BEGUN.

May the speculation commence.

Now, we already know Honey Badger AKA Nick Cummins is our 2018 Bachelor, but that doesn’t mean that the hunt for next year’s Bachelor isn’t already on.

And apparently, it could be current BIP star Michael Turnbull. AKA the self-described Socceroo from Sam Frost’s Bachelorette season.

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The 37-year-old told TV Week that he’s actually had ‘a couple conversations with producers’ about returning to our screens soon as our potential next Bachelor.

But… WHAT DOES THIS MEAN. Have contracts been drawn up? Has the audition process already begun? We haven’t even seen this year’s season. It’s all becoming TOO MUCH.

“I’ve always been open to it,” Michael told TV WEEK.

“To be The Bachelor is a whole other level. You have to date 20 girls at a time. It sounds great!”

Okay Michael, calm down. Let’s not get too excited.

His could-be-Bachelor revelation comes with claims that he storms off the BIP set. Could being embroiled in this temper tantrum drama be as part of a plot to set him up for 2019?

He could be… Nope, we’re getting way too ahead of ourselves here.

Anyway, don’t worry, Michael. Just continue posting your topless photos on Instagram.