In just four months, Bachelor in Paradise will return to ABC and fans will spend their Monday nights watching cringe-worthy hookups between some of the past seasons’ most popular Bachelor alumni.
Filming for JoJo Fletcher’s season of the Bachelorette will wrap up in early May. By then, producers will have already scoped out a number of the guys she rejected in hopes of recruiting them for another shot at love in Paradise.
In addition to casting one or more of JoJo’s guys, fans may see some familiar faces on Season 3, with rumors that Jef Holm, Courtney Robertson, and Chris Soules will be joining the cast along with Chris’ ex, Becca Tilley and a number of ladies from Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor.
If the rumors prove to be true, changing the name to Bachelor in Paradise: All Stars sounds appropriate.
It might be a long-shot, but a few cast members that fans haven’t seen on TV in awhile may show up in Paradise this summer.
Courtney Robertson would be a great addition to the cast — she’s still friends with many cast members, despite being cast as the villain on Season 16 of the Bachelor. She’s also dropping hints on Twitter about going back on TV, so ponder that.
— Courtney Robertson (@bugrobertson) March 17, 2016
According to Wet Paint, Jef Holm, who got engaged to Emily Maynard on the Bachelorette Season 8, was recently spotted with one of Ben Higgins’ ladies, Amanda Stanton.
Although there is no confirmation that they are dating, Chris Harrison says he would have Amanda on his Paradise “dream cast,” so perhaps producers will bring them both on the show to create a love triangle with another possible cast member, JJ Lane.
“I want to know that girl. I would go only for one reason,” JJ told the NY Post. “I would walk the f**k away if Amanda wasn’t there.”
Alright…who’s everyone got in the MSU / Oregon game? Gemma has MSU. pic.twitter.com/GULR83msFZ
— JJ Lane (@jjhlane) September 13, 2015
Love triangle? Let’s talk about a love quadrangle if former Bachelor Chris Soules shows up in Paradise. The Iowa farmer recently told Jimmy Kimmel that he thought Amanda, a single mom of two young daughters, is “kind of cute.”
And then there’s Becca Tilley. Many fans thought that Chris wanted Becca to be his final pick, not Whitney Bischoff, so having both of them on ABC’s summer reality show would be must-see TV. The show’s creator, Mike Fleiss made a promise that Becca would get on another television show — let’s hope it’s Bachelor in Paradise.
— Stacie Hart (@srhart3) March 15, 2016
Other names on the rumored Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 cast list include twins Emily and Haley Ferguson, Olivia Caridi, Jubilee Sharpe, Leah Block, and Lauren Himle, all from Ben’s season of the Bachelor, as well as few of last year’s cast members, including Ashley Iaconetti, Carly Waddell, and Jared Haibon.
What about Caila Quinn? According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, Caila Quinn recently started dating after moving to New York City, so time will tell if she cuts things short and decides to try her luck at finding love on TV again.
Bachelor in Paradise returns to ABC in August 2016. Who would you like to see on the cast list?
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