When is the Bachelor in Paradise 2016 premiere and which guys from JoJo’s season of the Bachelorette will be heading to a tropical resort for another shot at finding love?
Filming for the third season of Bachelor in Paradise gets underway in just a few weeks and the season premiere will air on August 2, just one day after JoJo hands out her final rose and reveals the status of her relationship with her final pick on the After the Final Rose special.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead]
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Although the show’s creator, Mike Fleiss, recently confirmed three contestants (Caila Quinn, Ben Zorn, and Lace Morris) who will appear on Paradise, at least eight of JoJo’s guys will also show up throughout the season to mingle with several ladies from Ben’s season, and a few fan favorites from previous seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette.
JoJo’s guys won’t be confirmed as part of the Bachelor in Paradise cast list until they have been eliminated from the Bachelorette, but blogger Reality Steve already has the low-down on the men who are expected to make an appearance on the show.
Who’s on the list? Here’s the scoop — along with some intel on some other cast members rumored to be hitting the beach, the bar, and the bedroom in Paradise this season.
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Fans won’t be surprised to see this season’s villain, Chad Johnson, to show up with his overblown ego, Olympic-sized body, and suitcase full of supplements, but he won’t be the only one of JoJo’s guys who are rumored to be packing their bags for the ABC’s popular summer reality series.
According to Reality TV World, Grant Kemp dumped his girlfriend to go on the Bachelorette. Spoilers indicate that JoJo will keep him around until the Episode 5 rose ceremony in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, but instead of making up with his ex, it looks like he will extend his 15-minute of fame and join the cast of Bachelor in Paradise.
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Steve also revealed that he’s heard that six additional guys who were rejected by JoJo will be part of the 2016 cast. Although it’s not official until ABC reveals the confirmed list, there’s a good chance fans will see James Taylor, Vinny Venteria, Evan Bass, Wells Adams, Derek Peth, and Christian Bishop reunite with Bachelorette Season 12 bad boys Chad and Grant on the sunny shore of a still unknown tropical destination.
Who will the newcomers to the Bachelor franchise run into when they are in Paradise? A long list of Ben Higgins’ rejected ladies are expected to break out their bikinis and get their flirt on on Bachelor in Paradise this summer including twins Emily and Haley Ferguson, Izzy Goodkind, Lace Morris (confirmed), Jennifer Saviano, Olivia Caridi, Caila Quinn (confirmed), Jami Letain, Lauren Himle, Amanda Stanton, and Leah Block.
And there’s more. According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, Bachelorette Season 8 winner Jef Holm, who was engaged to Emily Maynard, is rumored to be joining the cast.
Contestants who may be joining Jef in Paradise are Ashley Iaconetti, JJ Lane, Joe Bailey, Jared Haibon, Carly Waddell, and none other than Andi Dorfman’s ex, Josh Murray. Josh recently filmed a new E! reality dating show, Famously Single, that premieres June 14. In addition to the show that premieres June 14, Josh was thrown back into the spotlight when Andi’s tell-all book, It’s Not Okay, was released earlier this month.
If ABC keeps the same format as last season, there will be a core group of contestants who arrive on the Bachelor in Paradise premiere with other cast members arriving throughout the season that starts on August 2 and will end early September.
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