Channel 5 want Frankie Cocozza for The Bachelor 2012!

Frankie Cocozza

Frankie Cocozza is reportedly set to become the new star of The Bachelor after his pal Kirk Norcross turned the job down.

The Daily Star reports that the former X Factor finalist is wanted by Channel 5 for the second series of the show, due to start filming in the summer.

The first ever UK version of the hit US reality show aired last year, with rugby hunk Gavin Henson hooking up with Carianne Barrow, although the pair split last month.

Despite rumours that TOWIE star Amy Childs would be appearing in a female version of the show, bosses now want Frankie to star in a second series of The Bachelor later this year.

However Frankie told TellyMix last month he was hoping to move away from TV and instead focus on his music, but with 16 foxy girls all vying for his attention, it's not going to be an offer Frankie will find easy to turn down!

> The Bachelor's Carianne Barrow 'wishes she never met Gavin Henson'!

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