Bristowe joined Chris Harrison during Monday’s episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons — EVER! and after Bachelor Nation finished re-watching her give out her final rose, the host did a virtual interview the former star.
Bristowe’s boyfriend Jason Tartick joined the conversation and Harrison made jokes that he was about to propose to her on-air.
“Oh my gosh. Don’t even do this,” Bristowe said. “My stomach just sank because I was like, ‘Wait, is this happening right now?'”
She checked Tartick’s pockets to make sure there was no engagement ring box but she did find a case for his AirPods.
Harrison surprised Bristowe with a surprise question and said, “I have a very real question for you Kaitlyn. This is a question I’m so excited to ask you because, well, your life is about to change and I’m not joking.”
“What?” Kaitlyn responded in shock.
“Will you be on the next season of Dancing With the Stars?” Harrison asked her.
“OK, play it cool, Kaitlyn. Play it cool,” she told herself. “Are you serious? I’m shaking. I’m literally freaking out!” she said in excitement.
Bristowe celebrated the news with a dance party in her living room with her boyfriend Tartick.
Tartick posted a celebratory message for Bristowe on Instagram, writing, “Kaitlyn decided to forgo college to pursue dance, her dream was to always dance with professionals…5 years later from making her debut on ABC we’re heading to LA to make that dream come true.”
“Mirror ball or not, you did it again…checked another box off your bucket list! And I’m freakin’ here for it!” he added.
In 2016, Bristowe said that her previous attempts to join Dancing With the Stars were rejected after Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss had barred her entry to the reality dancing competition.
“Actually I was offered it, had the contract and Mike Fleiss told me I wasn’t allowed,” Bristowe tweeted in 2017. “He said he didn’t want people wanting fame after his show.”
Fleiss responded to Bristowe at the time, writing, “Kaitlyn Bristowe has my total support if she wants to appear on DWTS!!! #TheBachelor.”
A premiere date for the new season of Dancing With the Stars is yet to be announced.