Bachelor Nation is even messier than usual this week, and fans have just about had enough.

UPDATE: This post is from even before Arie Luyendyk Jr. was named the new Bachelor. Fans were already annoyed, and then shocked/confused/furious when Arie was revealed as the actual choice.

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The last straw was some fans waking up early for the announcement of the 2018 Bachelor, which was supposed to happen today on "Good Morning America." GMA tweeted that it would happen, but then the tweet was deleted and no announcement was made.

"Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss had retweeted the GMA post. He had also been teasing "shocking news" about "The Bachelor." After that initial "shocking" tweet, he followed with more on Thursday, Aug. 31:


GMA later posted a tweet around 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday night. It was retweeted by Fleiss, then deleted. Here's what it said:

But then ... nothing happened. No announcement. Fans questioned what happened, in some cases angrily:

Fleiss responded to one fan who tagged him: He also shared this, perhaps because one of his own previous tweets got fans thinking "The Bachelor" might actually be canceled:


At this point it's unclear what to think. Reality Steve had said they wanted Peter Kraus as The Bachelor and he was going to do it. But now maybe there's a switcheroo, with a last-minute change? Was their Chosen One unavailable or something?

One of those tweets above speculated that Peter would be on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars." But, if so, that would take him out of the running to also be "The Bachelor," since DWTS runs from Sept.-Nov. and that's the usual "Bachelor" shooting schedule, too. Us Weekly said Bobby Brown just pulled out as a DWTS cast member at the last minute, so what if they just called Peter at the last minute and he went for DWTS over "The Bachelor"? That's pure speculation.

So now fans are still waiting to hear this "shocking news," and hoping it's not more shocking than actually waking up to watch GMA for nothing.

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