Ben Higgins has filmed the first four episodes of The Bachelor 2016 and is well on his way to finding love on ABC’s popular reality show. According to Reality Steve, more than half of the 26 girls met at the Bachelor mansion two weeks ago have already been eliminated. That means the next few weeks will be important ones with hometown dates just around the corner.
Fans of the Bachelor can’t wait to watch Ben’s season when it premieres on January 4, 2016. Spoilers that are leaking out online already point to a crazy, drama-filled season, so it doesn’t matter if ET Online thinks Ben is “young and boring” — the girls will pick up the slack.
Where is Ben traveling this season, how many girls are left, and does Ben already have his eyes on one girl in particular? [Spoilers ahead] Us Weekly recently revealed that two girls from Chris Soules’ season are part of the cast — Amber James and Becca Tilley.
Photos leaked out by Reality Steve show Becca wearing a wedding dress during a one-on-one date in Las Vegas last week, prompting speculation that viewers may see a very familiar face at the final rose ceremony. However, Steve doesn’t think Becca will make it much further on the show and is confident she will be going home soon.
Amber was spotted by a fan who videotaped a portion of a group date in Las Vegas last week, but the video was quickly removed from her Twitter account. It sounds like producers didn’t want fans to see the video in an effort to keep the upcoming season as spoiler-free as possible. Whether Amber is still on the show or is one of the 12-14 girls who have already been eliminated is unknown.
With 14 girls remaining when filming started in Vegas last week, it’s likely the cast is down to about 11 as they travel on to their next destination. So far, filming has taken place in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with Reality Steve speculating that Denver — where Ben lives and works — is where Episode 5 will be taped over the next few days.
“I’d heard they were going to Denver this season, which sounds logical. Last two ‘Bachelors’ filmed an episode in their hometown, and since Nevada and Colorado are close, it would make sense if they went there next.”
According to a previous report from the Inquistr, Ben and his remaining ladies will be filming in the town that Ben grew up in —Warsaw, Indiana — at the end of October. The Ink Free Press states that the production team will be “filming a scene at a public event” evening of October 25 followed by filming at the courthouse on October 26.
Where the cast and crew will travel after Indiana is unknown, but many viewers are hoping to see some international locations on Ben’s travel itinerary. Last season, Chris Soules only traveled outside of the country once. Hopefully the 20th season of the show will include exotic destinations like they did during Juan Pablo and Sean Lowe’s seasons.
The full list of Ben Higgins’ girls won’t be released by ABC until closer to the January 4 premiere, but Reality Steve has been slowly leaking out the names of the contestants on his spoiler blog. In addition to the announcement that Becca and Amber are part of the Bachelor cast, Steve recently released the names of four other girls— twin sisters, Emily and Haley Ferguson, nutritional therapist Breanne Rice, and TV news reporter Olivia Caridi.
As the filming progress, fans can expect more spoilers to leak out, including the most important one — who Ben falls in love with and (possibly) proposes to at the final rose ceremony.
[Image: Ben Higgins/Instagram]