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Report: Chris L. Says No to 'The Bachelor'

August 19, 2010 (9:15 am) GMT
Although it's too early to tell which of the 'Bachelorette' guys were offered to be the next 'Bachelor', a source said Chris has walked out of the competition first.

Those hoping to witness a happy ending for Chris Lambton should no longer cross their fingers. The runner-up of recent "", Ali Fedotowsky edition, reportedly has rejected the offer to find his own true love through "".

A "rock-solid" source told E! Online that Chris has been approached to do the reality show but he said no because he wants to stay away from the limelight and lead a "normal life". However, "the producers really want Chris to be the guy. They're hoping they can convince him...This definitely isn't dead yet."

Moreover, jumping into conclusion of who is in or out may be too early at this point as an insider said, "All of our best Bachelors have been hesitant at first." ABC still has no comment regarding who would be their next bachelor.

When asked before the "Bachelorette" finale earlier this month, host Chris Harrison said, "The top three - Roberto, Chris or Kirk - would be super Bachelors. I don't think I've ever gotten more messages from women offering to take whichever guy she doesn't choose. I know for a fact we have not made a decision, but all those guys are in the running. Maybe, if she doesn't choose either one, we could have dueling Bachelors."

Ali Fedotowsky eventually picked Roberto Martinez and is planning to marry him next summer. Chris Lambton said at the "After the Final Rose" special that he was "hurt" but he was ready to move on.

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