He’s already won over pretty much the whole fanbase of Bachelor Nation, and now Bachelor in Paradise heartthrob Derek Peth has recent leads Hannah Brown and Colton Underwood on his team, too! Well, kinda. Ever since Demi Burnett dumped him to reunite with her girlfriend Kristian Haggerty, there has been tons of outcry for the stud to be the next Bachelor, and now Hannah and Colton tell Life & Style exclusively, they fully support it! Or, at least, they would if he got chosen by producers.
“I am so supportive of whoever the people who make that decision pick,” Hannah said at the Dancing With the Stars cast reveal at Planet Hollywood recently when asked what she thought of rumors that Derek could be the next star “I think they’ve done a really great job and they can judge, you know, who truly wants it for the right reasons, I think. I was the dark horse and they chose me, so I just have all the confidence in them making the right decision.”
While Colton would personally love to see pilot Peter Weber as the next lead, he gets why Derek would be a great choice, too. “I’m going with Peter. If I was a betting man, which I am, I like Peter. The only other person that I can maybe see is Derek, too, after last night’s episode.” That episode, of course, showed Derek being an absolute gentleman while having his heartbroken. As he tearfully wondered aloud if he would ever be “enough” for someone, we couldn’t help but think he was getting the Bachelor edit, and fans couldn’t be more into it.
“Derek Peth for Bachelor. Calling it now. #BachelorInParadise,” said one fan while watching the show. Another echoed, “@BachelorABC if Derek Peth is the next Bachelor, I’m gonna need a chance to walk out of one of those limos to shoot my shot. #ThankYouForYourTime.” A third person fully agreed, writing, “Derek Peth is a GEM.”
And Demi is far from his first heartbreak on the franchise. First, he was crushed when JoJo Fletcher let him go on her season of The Bachelorette. Then, he quickly fell for Taylor Nolan on Paradise a few seasons ago, even proposing to her at the end. Unfortunately, they later split, freeing him up to go on Paradise to be let down AGAIN. If anyone deserves a fair shot at love, it’s this dude.