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Kaitlyn Bristowe has been confirmed as The Bachelorette for 2015, according to reports. She should be announced on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special.

Despite a lot of support for Britt Nilsson and Jade Roper, it’s a done deal for Kaitlyn, according to Reality Steve, the Oracle of The Bachelor Spoilers.

Speculation that ABC would make Kaitlyn Bristowe the next Bachelorette began immediately after she was nixed by Chris Soules on The Bachelor.

Monday night, he opted for Whitney Bischoff and Becca Tilley over Kaitlyn, the loveble, fan favorite dance instructor from Vancouver, British Columbia.

The announcement should come on March 9, after Chris picks Whitney or Becca and goes public for the first time on the After the Final Rose special.

Then again, Chris himself was not confirmed by ABC until after Andi Dorfman’s season finale aired, so it’s unclear if the producers will drag this one out.

For now, the producers are playing it close to the vest like they always do, saying they are still deciding because man, what a tough call this one is.

Not really. Kaitlyn Bristowe is The Bachelorette. The end.

The new guys are already set to start filming her season next month, and whether they know it’s her or not, they are in for one heck of a good time.

Whether she was getting LOW on the premiere, getting crazy at Costco or speaking her mind in her Canadian accent, Kaitlyn was a treat on The Bachelor.

Chris’ loss is our gain, and maybe someone else’s.

If nothing else, she will be the most entertaining, beer-chugging, smack-talking shot-caller the show has ever had this year. She’s a character (and hot).

Win or lose (at love), Kaitlyn’s spot in franchise history has been cemented. She’ll be the second Vancouver Bachelorette, funnily enough, after Jillian Harris.

Here’s hoping she fares better than Jillian and most of The Bachelorette stars over the past 10 years. The track record, by and large, is not stellar …

UPDATE: On The Bachelor season finale, Kaitlyn was in fact named The Bachelorette  … but former rival Britt Nilsson was ALSO named The Bachelorette!

Wait, what?!

Yes, for The First Time in Bachelor History, as Chris Harrison is fond of saying there will be a pair women in the lead role, with 25 eligible men.

Men competing for either … or both? It’s unclear at this time, as this idea sounds like it was concocted on a dare. But it should be fun to watch!