Bachelor in Paradise returns for a third season on Tuesday, August 2, just one night after Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher hands out her final rose.
The 2016 Paradise premiere will feature 16 sexy singles who are looking to find a love connection or stir up drama at the Playa Escondida Resort in Mexico, with an additional 14 contestants arriving throughout the six-week series.
Contestants without a rose will go home at the end of the first night and there will be no shortage of tears, drama, and hookups this season, with at least three couples walking away from the show engaged when the finale airs in September.
Which contestants arrive in Paradise on the Season 3 premiere, who goes on the first round of dates, who gets eliminated at the first rose ceremony of the season, and who are the three contestants who arrive on the second episode that airs August 9?
Here’s a Bachelor in Paradise 2016 cheat sheet to help you figure out who’s coming and who’s going on Night 1. Find a complete cast list below as well that includes some memorable former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants and a few surprises.
[Warning: Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers ahead.]
According to ABC, Bachelor in Paradise fans will see host Chris Harrison greet the following contestants as the arrive on the season premiere — Nick Viall, Amanda Stanton, Sarah Herron, twins Haley and Emily Ferguson, Lace Morris, Jubilee Sharpe, Izzy Goodkind, Carly Waddell, Jared Haibon, Evan Bass, Grant Kemp, Daniel Maguire, Vinny Ventiera, and Chad Johnson. Leah Block (Ben Higgins’ season) will arrive later in the episode.
Arriving in Paradise throughout the season are Caila Quinn, Lauren Himle, Tiara Soleim, Shushanna Mkrtychyan, Jami Letain, Sarah Herron, Jen Saviano, Ashley Iaconetti, Josh Murray, Christian Bishop, Wells Adams, Ryan Beckett, Brandon Andreen, Carl King, and Brett Melnick.
According to Reality Steve, the ladies will ask the guys on dates on Episode 1 and the men will hand out the roses. Three ladies will leave at the first rose ceremony and three guys will arrive the following week.
Week 1 Dates:
- Leah Block and Nick Viall
- Jubilee Sharpe and Jared Haibon
- Amanda Stanton and Nick Viall
That’s right, Nick gets not one, but two dates on the premiere, something that should have the other guys grumbling. However, his plans to get to know Amanda better will be squashed when his Bachelorette Season 10 (Andi Dorfman) rival, Josh Murray, arrives in Paradise on an upcoming episode.
Fans will see several couples start to form on the Bachelor in Paradise premiere, but many of them will split and move on to other contestants as more guys and girls arrive each week.
According to Hollywood Life, Evan Bass and Jubilee Sharpe will connect during the premiere, but fans will see that fizzle out quickly. Spoilers indicate that Evan won’t leave Paradise single, so expect to see him stick around right ’til the season finale.
There are several other contestants who will couple-up on the Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 premiere — some of them will last, others will fizzle out quickly. Keep an eye on Vinny and Izzy, Daniel and Sarah, and Lace and Grant.
The drama, hookups, and budding romances continue the following week with three men arriving in Paradise — Josh Murray, Christian Bishop, and Brandon Andreen (he’s from Des Hartsock’s season if his name doesn’t ring a bell). Two of the three men who arrive in Paradise next week will be eliminated at the Week 2 rose ceremony and here’s a hint — it’s not Josh Murray.
Chris Harrison returns as the host of the live After Paradise talk show this season, so tune in on Tuesday nights from 9–10 p.m. ET when some of your favorite (and not-so-favorite) contestants from the third season of Bachelor in Paradise will appear alongside some celebrity super fans.
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