The former race car driver previously appeared on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette, but didn't win her heart. Luyendyk left the reality-tv spotlight in 2012 and has been focusing on a career in real estate.
The 'Bachelorette' Season 13 runner-up shared his feelings in a lengthy post on Instagram.
ABC has yet to release the names or photos of the young women competing for Luyendyk Jr.'s roses of love. But the one constant all of #BachelorNation relies on to keep the sanity, is Chris Harrison, who's back as host.
The Bachelor, Season 22, Jan. 1, 2018, 8/7c, ABC