Roberto Martinez: The Next Bachelor?

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Is Roberto Martinez next in line to star as The Bachelor?

Martinez, the former fiance of Ali Fedotowsky, who was The Bachelorette star before Emily Maynard and Ashley Hebert, is rumored to be returning to the franchise.

Roberto would be the first non-white Bachelor or Bachelorette ever, which would be an interesting angle, and he's obviously familiar with the show.

Will it actually happen, though?

Roberto Martinez and Ali Fedotowsky Pic

Even though Life & Style is reporting that that Martinez already signed a contract to appear in Season 17, insiders say nothing has been signed as of yet.

The 29-year-old insurance agent is "definitely still in the mix" to be the next Bachelor, but it's way too early for any decision to be made for the role.

ABC is also doing a casting search for unknowns, as well as waiting to see if any of the guys from this season of The Bachelorette stand out to them.

Roberto Martinez and Ali got engaged in the 2010 season of The Bachelorette, but broke things off in November 2011 after 18 months of dating.

For the scoop on the current season and its potential crop of guys, check out The Bachelorette spoilers page we've been updating throughout.

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