ABC asked the Bravo star as recently as "a month ago."
"I said my third no to being the Bachelor about a month ago," the Bravo star told Us Weekly Sunday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. "I cannot. That is absolutely not me. I would love something like 'Amazing Race.' [It] would be fun ... but not 'The Bachelor.'"
The contractor, who rose to fame by turning run-down homes into stunners alongside real estate expert brother Drew Scott, said being the star of the hit ABC reality dating show would give him "so much anxiety."
Drew was actually the property bro who spilled the fun fact on the red carpet first.
"Jonathan has been pitched like, I think four times now, been approached to be the Bachelor. He don’t need that," Drew said. "Anyway, I think right now he’s just focusing on what we’re doing, the shows, we’re launching our first kids’ book next month, which is exciting. Eventually he’ll have time and then I’ll pawn him off for a dating show or something."
"The Bachelor" returns to ABC in January 2019.