It’s a blast from the past when Chris Bukowski arrives on Bachelor in Paradise Week 4. How long will the franchise’s most frequent contestant last on the show and will he finally find love on TV?
Fans who watched the first season of Bachelor in Paradise last summer will remember Chris was part of a love triangle with Elise Mosca and Dylan Petitt that ended with Dylan going home and Elise caring for Chris and his injured knee. After three episodes, Chris left the show with Elise, but Wetpaint reports that their relationship ended soon after their departure from Paradise.
Previous to his first time Paradise, Chris appeared on the Bachelorette Season 8 (Emily Maynard), followed by Bachelor Pad 3 in 2012. He also tried to get a spot on Andi Dorfman’s season of the Bachelorette, but she did not allow him to join the cast.
Will Chris have better luck on Bachelor in Paradise when he arrives this week? According to Reality Steve, his stay will be even shorter than the first season after an unsuccessful attempt to get one of the girls to go on a date with him.
Spoilers indicate that he went on the show to meet Jade, but since she has been with Tanner Tolbert since the season premiere, he has to find someone else to take on a date. Unfortunately for Chris, he doesn’t have much luck — Tenley turns down his request, so he gives his date card to Joshua.
Whether Bukowski stays for an entire episode or leaves before the rose ceremony is unknown, but he won’t stick around for long — Reality Steve suspects he filmed for “less than 24 hours.” Chris’ Twitter account reveals that he was back in the U.S. in time to attend his sister’s wedding.
“Chris then left either that day or the next,” Steve states. “I believe he came on the show to ask someone to his sister’s wedding that he was at that weekend, but not sure. Regardless, no one would leave with him, so he gave his card away and bolted.”
It sounds like Chris Bukowski’s stay was so brief that he didn’t get to play the part of the villain or start any love triangles on this season of Bachelor in Paradise. For fans who are disappointed that they won’t see Chris do much more than give up a date card, keep in mind Joe Bailey and Samantha Steffen are doing more than their share to keep the drama going this season.
Watch Bachelor in Paradise on Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.