'The Bachelor' 2016 Spoilers -- Episode 3: Who Does Ben Higgins Send Home This Week?

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Ben Higgins is already learning everything there is to know about being the main subject of The Bachelor as the 2016 season is all his. As Monday's episode begins on Jan. 18, there will be 17 women remaining and by the end of the episode, only 14 will be left in the running. The following spoilers will tell you who Ben sends home and who decided to leave on their own.

Please let it be known that there are possible spoilers ahead for the new season of The Bachelor starring Ben Higgins. If you don't want to know them, stop reading now.

Now, first things first is that the spoilers for this week originally had Mandi Kremer leaving at the rose ceremony by not receiving a rose. Well, ABC switched things up a bit from the spoilers that had leaked out originally, and she actually left on last week's episode as recapped by IB Times.

This week, Ben goes on some more dates and ends up eliminating two more women at the rose ceremony. Still, there will be a total of three women leaving as one decides that things aren't as she thought they would be and takes off on her own.

Reality Steve updated the spoilers for this week and went through what dates Ben heads out on this week. Lauren goes out on a one-on-one with Ben and they fly around the Malibu area in what looks like a lot of fun. She ends up geting a rose so she's a lock to stay.

The group date takes place at the LA Coliseum and is what's being called a "soccer date" where two teams of women taken on each other in a game.

Two teams are formed from the 12 women and they are coached by their captains Kelly O'Hara and Alex Morgan of the U.S. Women's National Team. The Stripes team defeated the Stars team in their game, and the Stars were sent home.

The Stripes team consisting of Leah, Lace, Jami, Olivia, Haley, and Amber ended up going to a party with Ben afterward. It was held at the Hotel Intercontinental in Los Angeles, and fans were going nuts outside. Amber ended up with the group rose.

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Now, the cocktail party brings a bit of drama as Lace Morris, the so-called villain for this season of The Bachelor, realizes that she and Ben aren't getting along so well, and Lace decides to take off and leave the show.

Well, Lace isn't going to be sitting around long, as she already has some more entertainment and drama lined up. E Online reported that season three of Bachelor In Paradise will include Lace as a member of the cast, as creator Mike Fleiss simply said, "Lace will be there."

So, Lace is already one that will be going home on Monday, but two more end up being sent home during the rose ceremony. At the end of the show, Ben ends up sending home Jami Letain and Shushanna Mkrtychyan so have a total of three eliminated on Monday's episode.

The Bachelor is really in full swing right now and Ben Higgins is going through the candidates to see who may be his soul mate. After the episode on January 18, there will be fewer names in the group, and the spoilers show that there will be less drama as well.

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