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Fans calling for Katie Thurston to be the next ‘Bachelorette’

Will Katie Thurston be on rose duty as the next “Bachelorette?”

Bachelor Nation certainly hopes so after the 29-year-old bank marketing manager was sent home by Matt James on Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor.”

“KATIE NEXT BACHELORETTE. KATIE. NEXT. BACHELORETTE,” one fan tweeted.

“If Katie ain’t the Bachelorette I ain’t ever watching another season again. #katieforbachelorette,” another posted.

The fan favorite — who made a splash from the start by showing up on night one with. a vibrator — has since been seen as this season’s voice of reason amid house drama involving contestants Victoria Larson, Anna Redman, MJ Snyder, and, most recently, Serena Chew.

“Katie is so mature and I can’t wait to see her as the next Bachelorette,” another fan on Twitter said.

And on Monday, Variety reported that Thurston is ABC’s top pick to take the “Bachelorette” reins.

But over the weekend, before her departure from the show aired, Thurston seemingly shut down speculation.

“Reading my texts this morning like News to me,” Thurston posted to her Instagram story over the weekend, according to E! News.

Reps for ABC and Warner Bros. did not immediately return our request for comment.