It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise. ABC’s summer reality spinoff will return for a third season in August and is expected to start filming after JoJo Fletcher (hopefully) finds love on The Bachelorette.
So far, ABC has only confirmed that Lace Morris will be heading to Paradise this summer, but host Chris Harrison states that producers have “probably 10 or 15 girls” from Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor who may join the popular reality show.
Here’s the latest scoop on who is rumored to be joining the cast of Bachelor in Paradise, including a few cast members who may return from Season 2. Keep in mind, the cast list will continue to grow as Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s guys get eliminated between now and when filming wraps up in early May.
If Reality Steve‘s prediction is correct, there’s a good chance that fans will see Becca Tilley and Caila Quinn head to Paradise this summer.
Becca remains active on social media and has a huge fan base, so she would be an extremely popular cast member if she decided to join the show. Last year, Reality Steve revealed that Becca had been in contact with Jared Haibon (Bachelorette Season 11, Bachelor in Paradise), but left to tape Ben’s season of the Bachelor before they could meet.
Nothing makes me want a summertime love like “19 you + me” by dan + shay
— Becca Tilley (@beccatilley5) March 19, 2016
There is speculation that Jared will make a return to BIP this summer — what an interesting mess that would make if Becca and Ashley I. were both cast for the show and competed for Jared’s attention.
As for Caila Quinn, she reportedly found out just a few days before the Bachelor season finale that she didn’t get the Bachelorette gig, but Reality Steve states that he “absolutely” expects to see her in Paradise this summer, so her reality TV days may not be over.
— Caila Quinn (@CailaQuinn) March 19, 2016
If she does sign on to join the cast, filming won’t start until early summer, but Caila will be keeping busy until them. This weekend, she revealed on Snapchat that she is moving from Boston to New York City — perhaps she’ll become best buds with former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman who also lives in the city.
In addition to the already confirmed Lace Morris and the possibility that Caila and Becca will show up on the third season of Paradise, host Chris Harrison recently gave his Bachelor in Paradise dream cast list to reporters during a conference call.
Chances are, if Chris is dropping names, then the following ladies will be asked to become part of the cast, whether they say “yes” or not won’t be known for a few more months.
On Harrison’s Paradise wish list are twins Haley Ferguson and Emily Ferguson, Amanda Stanton, Olivia Caridi, and Jubilee Sharpe, but that’s not all.
If Chris’ expectation that “10 or 15” girls from Ben’s season will be added to the list, it’s possible we could see, at the very least, pot-stirrer Leah Block and former kindergarten teacher Lauren Himle.
Fans can expect to see several guys from JoJo’s season of the Bachelorette as well as Bachelor alum from previous seasons of the both the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Rumored to be returning to Paradise for another shot at finding love are Ashley Iaconetti, Carly Waddell, Jared Haibon, JJ Lane, and the biggest villain in the history of the show, Joe Bailey.
Filming Bachelor in Paradise will begin a few weeks after JoJo hands out her final rose in May, with the premiere date expected to be in early August.
While fans wait for the premieres of both the Bachelorette (May 23) and Bachelor in Paradise to air, here’s a look back last season’s oh-so-dramatic Paradise finale.
[Image ABC Television Network/Caila Quinn Twitter]