Hey Jessie Palmer he of the New York Giants and Ottawa native is going to be the next Bachlelor. GO CANADA!
LOS ANGELES (CP) - It appears Canadian Jesse Palmer, a quarterback with the New York Giants, is looking for love.
According to People.com, Thursday night's news magazine show Extra will reveal the Ottawa native has been selected as the next Bachelor for the fifth instalment of the hit ABC reality show.
The show is scheduled to begin filming in April. Palmer, a sandy-haired, six-foot-two 25-year-old, will have his pick of two dozen single women, gradually whittling the field of contestants to the one who captures his heart.
Palmer was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2001 draft out of the University of Florida. and has primarily been a backup to starter Kerry Collins. He started the final three games this season when Collins was injured, losing all three. He finished the season 60-for-116 for 532 yards passing. He is in the final year of his contract.
A call to Palmer's agent, Peter Schaffer, was not immediately returned Thursday.
In an interview with the Ottawa Sun last June, Palmer said he was single. "Just trying to enjoy this part of my life."
Asked if he wanted to get married, he said: "Absolutely. I'd love to have a big family. Right now it's just a matter of being patient, not rushing into it."
But he added: "I hear married life is great but I don't think I'm ready for it yet., I'm thinking when I'm around 30, so I've got six more years."
Some bachelorettes may hope to push up that date.
Canadian hockey player Harold Hersh made his debut on the Bachelor spinoff, the Bachelorette last week. The Montrealer was given the heave-ho in episode 2.
So far, the only couple from the reality series to make it work has been Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter - a former University of Colorado football player who was once on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' negotiation lift - from The Bachelorette, whose extravaganza wedding was televised Dec. 10.