‘The Bachelor Winter Games’ Casts ‘Bachelor’ Favorite Peter Kraus

‘The Bachelor Winter Games’ Casts ‘Bachelor’ Favorite Peter Kraus

Peter Kraus has signed up for the upcoming “Bachelor” spin-off, “The Bachelor Winter Games.”

On Wednesday, franchise creator Mike Fleiss teased on Twitter, "I will be making a major announcement regarding #TheBachelor in the next couple hours!!!!!” He eventually revealed, "Yes, Peter will be looking for love-- and going for the gold-- on #TheBachelor Winter Games!!!!”

Kraus tweeted, "Never let fear hold you back. Lesson learned.”

Kraus’ casting comes just weeks after it was revealed he would not be the next star of “The Bachelor,” which surprised many. The gig went to former “Bachelorette” star Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Kraus was a favorite on Rachel Lindsay’s season of “The Bachelorette,” but he was unwilling to propose in the end.

In May, ABC announced the new spin-off, which will feature “arch rivals” and “villains” competing in “winter-themed athletic challenges” while searching for love. It will premiere in February.