Ben Flajnik Talks Returning As 'The Bachelor'

Ben Flajnik, star of 'The Bachelor,' appears on Access Hollywood Live on January 3, 2012 Ben Flajnik, star of 'The Bachelor,' appears on Access Hollywood Live on January 3, 2012

Ben Flajnik, the new star of “The Bachelor,” spent a fair amount of time mulling over his return to reality television to search for love after being rejected by “Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert.

“It took me a while to kind of stew it over, a couple of months really,” Ben told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live. “[I] talked to friends [and] family to make sure this was something that I really wanted to do.”

But did his decision pay off with a romance with one of the 25 women vying for his heart?

“Did I find the one? I dunno. It’s a long season,” he explained. “You’ll have to wait and find out.”

One thing viewers don’t have to wait any longer to see is Ben’s backside.

“Entire America has seen my bare a** on television already,” he said with a laugh, referring to Monday’s premiere episode.

“It’s very nice, by the way,” Kit said.

Ben told Billy and Kit that he credits his toned rear with “lots of lunges.”

And though Ben remained mum on the whether any of the women won his heart, the 28-year-old Sonoma, Calif. winemaker appears to have enjoyed this season much more than his time on “The Bachelorette.”

“It was a wonderful experience,” he added.

“The Bachelor” airs Monday night at 8 PM on ABC.

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