Last week, fans had the shocking discovery that The Bachelor's Brad Womack and Emily Maynard had split more than once since their taped engagement. With Emily reportedly refusing to commit and still residing in Charlotte, N.C., while Brad lives in Austin, Texas, it seems reasonable that Brad would be considered for a third run at The Bachelor.

According to PopEater, internal discussions have already taken place and ABC insiders wonder if asking Brad to come back to The Bachelor would result in “ratings gold.”

"No one ever thought Brad would be invited back for a second time after he rejected both women the first time he appeared," an insider told PopEater. "So it's not totally out of the question that Brad could return again if he and Emily stop trying to make this relationship work."

The insider adds: "If Brad hadn't found love the second time there is no way he would ever be invited back on the show. But after America saw him try so hard to make his relationship work with Emily, they like him again. Everyone thinks Emily tricked him — they feel sorry for him."

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