ABC released the first look at Ben Higgins’ season of The Bachelor on Monday, giving fans a quick look at what’s to come on the 20th season of the network’s popular reality show. The premiere date is set for January 4, 2016, with the show’s producer Mike Fleiss tweeting that it will be the “most romantic season ever.”
The video preview below doesn’t give away too many details, but confirms blogger Reality Steve’s spoilers about at least one of the travel destinations and some of the girls cast for the show. The highlight of the 30-second spot, other than the voiceover calling saying, “We’re giving you the perfect 10… I mean perfect Ben,” is the arrival of twin sisters Emily and Haley Ferguson. The girls not only look alike, but they also speak at the same time — count on them to be entertaining and annoying at the same time.
The twins have reality show experience, have been trying to become NFL or NBA cheerleaders, and work as cocktail waitresses in Las Vegas. According to DFW, they appeared on Season 8 of CMT’s reality show Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and have also tried out to become cheerleaders for the Los Angeles Lakers. If Ben doesn’t pick one of the Ferguson sisters, don’t be surprised if the show’s producers offer them a contract to appear on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3.
[Warning: Spoilers Ahead]
Other highlights from the clip, first released by E! Online, shows the Bachelor gazing into the distance in Las Vegas, where contestant Becca Tilley was rumored to have her first one-on-one date with Ben. Also appearing in the 30-second teaser is Caila Quinn, who Steve claims she is one of three girls who filmed overnight dates in Jamaica last week.
“Ben’s overnight dates and final rose ceremony are taking place in Jamaica… Caila had the first overnight date on Saturday.”
— mannetti (@alyssamannetti) November 17, 2015
It appears that the cast and crew have done quite a bit of traveling this season, with savvy fans snapping photos of Ben and his ladies while they were out on dates and waiting in airports. While the complete itinerary has not been confirmed by ABC, there is speculation that Ben and his ladies filmed in Las Vegas, Mexico City, the Bahamas, and Indiana (Ben’s hometown of Warsaw). Hometown dates, taped almost two weeks ago, reportedly took place in Ohio, Oregon, and Texas.
According to Reality Steve’s spoilers, Ben and his final three girls traveled to Jamaica on November 5 and filmed the overnight dates at the Sandals Royal Plantation resort in Ocho Rios. Ben picked his final two last Thursday and were rumored to have spent the last four days filming the girls’ last one-on-one dates and their meet and greets with Ben’s family.
Sandals Royal Plantation Resort – Ochos Rios, Jamaica pic.twitter.com/qRrvSNt5Ra
— Travel Bucket List (@Photo_Trek) April 12, 2014
Ben’s journey to find love is just about over, although fans won’t see the whole thing play out until January when the premiere airs on ABC. The Colorado software salesman will make his final pick while cameras roll this Wednesday, with both Caila Quinn and Lauren Bushnell said to be his final two.
Count on the spoilers to start leaking out as to who Ben’s final pick is once filming is complete on November 18. With just seven weeks to go before the premiere, there will be countless rumors about how this season turns out. The only way to find out what really happens is to watch The Bachelor on Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET starting January 4, 2016.
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