The Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 premiere is just a few weeks away and fans can’t wait to watch as more than 26 former Bachelor and Bachelorette stars try to find love, stir up drama, and, for some, get engaged after a three weeks of togetherness in Mexico.
Who gets kicked off the show, who finds love, and who leaves Paradise broken-hearted this season? Find the full Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 cast list along with some juicy spoilers about the season’s biggest pot-stirrers and the couples who will leave the show with marriage on their mind.
[Warning: Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers ahead]
ABC started releasing the names of the Bachelor in Paradise 2016 cast members last month but have yet to reveal the complete list of contestants in an effort to leave a few surprises for viewers. However, blogger Reality Steve has the low-down on who fans will see on the upcoming season, including the initial cast, that will appear on the August 2 premiere and the guys and girls who will arrive in Mexico on various weeks throughout the six-episode season.
Let’s take a look at the Paradise cast first, and then we’ll delve into the juicy gossip and spoilers that may make the season even more fun to watch.
The Bachelor in Paradise season premiere will feature 16 contestants — at least one of them was booted off the show by host Chris Harrison after just one day of filming and five of them will end up engaged on the season finale.
We meat again! Chad’s packing his protein powder and heading to Paradise! https://t.co/ECLjkyeJZO
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) June 21, 2016
Amanda Stanton, Leah Block, Sarah Herron, twins Haley and Emily Ferguson, Lace Morris, Jubilee Sharpe, Izzy Goodkind, Carly Waddell, Chad Johnson, Evan Bass, Grant Kemp, Daniel Maguire, Vinny Ventiera, Jared Haibon, and Nick Viall make up the premiere cast, but there’s more.
Ten more cast members will join the show throughout the season to shake things up among the original 16 contestants including Caila Quinn, Jen Saviano, Ashley Iaconetti, Josh Murray, Christian Bishop, Wells Adams, and four lesser-known contestants —Ryan Beckett (Kaitlyn’s season), Brandon Andreen (Desiree Hartsock’s season), and from Andi Dorfman’s season of the Bachelorette, Carl King and Brett Melnick.
(BIP SPOILER): Nick Viall on a date with Leah Block. They’re turning the town into a phony festival for the date. pic.twitter.com/JQGH75M3NJ
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 10, 2016
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, host Chris Harrison sent Chad Johnson home after just one day of filming Bachelor in Paradise. The villain from Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s season apparently got drunk and verbally abused contestant Lace Morris (Ben’s season). This isn’t a big shocker to anyone who currently follows Chad on Snapchat (@RealChadJohnson) — is he crazy in real life or just acting to get attention?
Spoilers point to several contestants leaving early-on in the season, but not because they were acting out like Chad Johnson. Fans were alerted to some of the cast returning when they returned to social media during the first week or two of filming in May including Leah Block, Jubilee Sharpe, Daniel Maguire, Vinny Ventiera, and Christian Bishop.
However, there were six contestants who went the distance and made it to the finale, with three couples leaving the show engaged. Keep in mind, filming for Bachelor in Paradise lasts only about three weeks; so, these relationships may crash and burn after the show airs.
The show’s creator, Mike Fleiss tweeted late last week that “multiple engagements” happened in Paradise, and Reality Steve immediately spoiled the names of the contestants who will profess their undying love for each other on the season finale.
Josh Murray is reportedly engaged to Amanda Stanton and they were said to be “inseparable” after Josh arrived on the second day of filming. Carly Waddell, who had her heart broken by Kirk DeWindt on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise, is rumored to be engaged to single dad and “Erectile Dysfunction Specialist” Evan Bass from JoJo’s season.
— Ria bubbles (@RiaRockskul) June 23, 2016
And last, but not least, a relationship that could be headed for disaster — Grant Kemp is said to be engaged to Lace Morris, something that doesn’t seem to be sitting well with Taylor Freitas who claims she was still dating him when he left to film the show.
— taylor freitas (@tayfraay) July 2, 2016
Although six contestants got engaged in Paradise, that leaves 20 contestants who left the show single. In the coming weeks fans can expect to hear more about the hookups and heartbreak that took place during filming, but it’s clear that Nick Viall struck out for the third time — perhaps, it’s time for him to find love off camera?
Watch the 2-hour Bachelor in Paradise season premiere on August 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. While you wait for the show to begins, here’s a clip from Season 2 to get you ready for the drama that’s in on the upcoming season.
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