Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher is just weeks away from handing out her final rose and many of the guys she eliminates throughout the season may appear to be heartbroken, but they will rebound nicely on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise.
How many of JoJo’s guys are part of the Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 cast, and who’s already in Mexico filming the summer reality show?
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for both The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise]
JoJo will eliminate a total of 18 out of 26 guys by the time Episode 5 airs next week (June 20). In the coming weeks, she will send home another four contestants before she goes on hometown dates with her final four guys (July 18).
So far, four of JoJo’s suitors have been confirmed as contestants on Bachelor in Paradise, with several more rumored to be heading to Mexico in an attempt to find love with a long list of ladies from previous seasons of the Bachelor.
By now, most Bachelorette fans know that mega-villain Chad Rookstool is part of the 2016 Paradise cast, with Us Weekly confirming that he will appear on the reality show this summer. However, according to a new report from the Inquisitr, Chad has already returned home after only spending a few days filming the show.
Christian Bishop, who didn’t get much airtime on JoJo’s season, was spotted heading to Mexico to film the show last Thursday. According to Reality Steve, he is part of the cast, but his arrival in Paradise comes days after filming got underway. It’s likely that the 26-year-old Los Angeles-based telecom consultant won’t appear on the season premiere, but will arrive on a future episode.
(SPOILER): Christian Bishop headed down to Mexico for BIP https://t.co/TtJH66OAnd
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 9, 2016
In addition to Christian and Chad, there are a few other guys from JoJo’s season who will be part of the Paradise cast and their names don’t start with “Ch.” ABC has yet to confirm their names because their eliminations have not yet aired on the Bachelorette, but Reality Steve states that fans will see at least two more of JoJo’s guys, with the possibility of three more arriving in Paradise throughout the season.
Steve is confident that erectile dysfunction specialist Evan Bass and L.A. firefighter Grant Kemp will soon be added to the Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 confirmed cast list. Hopefully, the Chad-bear will already be gone when Evan arrives. If not, he should definitely pack some extra shirts in case he gets into another tussle with Chad.
Grant could bring some drama with him to Paradise in light of reports from previous girlfriends that he’s seeking fame, not love (aren’t they all?) and he ditched his girlfriend to go on the Bachelorette.
Four guys who are rumored to be joining the show are James Taylor, Vinny Venteria, and Wells Adams. All four guys will be eliminated in upcoming episodes of the Bachelorette, and while some fans are hoping to see guitar-playing, swing-dancing James Taylor picked as the next Bachelor, Reality Steve states that he doesn’t foresee that happening.
JoJo’s guys will essentially be the newbies in Paradise, with a long list of former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars confirmed or rumored to be joining the show. Here’s who will be joining Chad, Christian, and the rest of JoJo’s guys for more drama this summer:
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Confirmed for Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 are: Chad Johnson (JoJo Fletcher’s season) Nick Viall, Josh Murray (Andi Dorfman’s season), Leah Block, twins Emily and Haley Ferguson, Lace Morris, Amanda Stanton, Jubilee Sharpe, Izzy Goodkind (Ben Higgins’ season), Sarah Herron (Sean Lowe’s season, BIP 1), Carly Waddell (Chris Soules’ season, BIP 2), and Jared Haibon (Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season, BIP 2).
Still on the rumored list (in addition to JoJo’s guys listed above) are Jonathan Holloway, Joe Bailey (Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season, BIP 2), Jef Holm (Emily Maynard’s season), Ashley Iaconetti (Chris Soules’ season, BIP 2), Lauren Himle, Jennifer Saviano, Jami Letain, and Shushanna Mkrtychyan (Ben Higgins’ season).
Bachelor in Paradise premieres August 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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