Now that the next season of The Bachelorette is in production and the cast is all but set, fans can turn their attention to the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise. Although producers have yet to round out the cast for the series, there is a chance that former Bachelor star Chris Soules will make an appearance this season.
According to Fashion & Style, the timing is perfect for Soules to make an epic return to the world of reality television. After all, it has already been close to a year since Soules and Whitney Bischoff decided to call it quits, freeing up Soules for another run at finding love.
Soules was the lead man on The Bachelor back in Season 19. In the end, Soules selected Bischoff as his winner, although their romance officially ended in May 2015. Despite their public split, Soules has remained positive about his experience on the show, which is definitely a good sign for those who want to see him return.
"The odds of marrying somebody on a TV show and having that work aren't that good," Soules stated. "It's hard. We did the best we could. I have no regrets. I'm thankful that we can remain friends."
That being said, what are the chances that Soules will make a return to reality TV? Considering how many reality shows Soules has participated in the past, there is a strong likelihood that he won't be away for much longer.
Along with his stint on The Bachelor, News Everyday is reporting that Soules was first introduced to fans during Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. Soules made a good impression on fans and was selected as the lead man on The Bachelor the following season.
Furthermore, Chris Soules has also appeared on Dancing With the Stars, where he managed to make it all the way to the eighth week before getting booted. Although he didn't win the competition, Soules used his time on DWTS to land a spot on the Worst Cooks in America, which premiered on the Food Network.
Considering his status as a single man and his love for all things reality, there is a good chance that Soules will appear on the new season of Bachelor in Paradise. In fact, Soules' recent activity might be an indication that he's ready to get back into the game.
According to Bustle, Soules went back to his life as a farmer in Iowa after his break up with Bischoff. When the second season of Bachelor in Paradise started filming last year, rumors began to swirl that Soules was going to make an appearance on the series. Unfortunately, this never panned out, and Soules was left out of the limelight for another year.
With Bachelor in Paradise gearing up again, Soules's name has resurfaced as a potential cast member. Even more, Soules has been making more public appearances than normal in the past few weeks. In fact, Soules was active during Ben Higgins' run on The Bachelor and even posted a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram.
"Filming tonight's episode of #TheBachelor. Cheers to @higgins.ben! Good luck fellow bachelor," Soules wrote.
At the same time, Soules also made a showing on The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love. He even managed to make it out as an audience member on the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars. Does this mean Soules is wanting to get back in the reality game?
So far, Soules has yet to officially announce his intentions for the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise. Although the reports are mere speculation at this point, it would not be surprising if Soules joined the show in its third year.
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