Bachelor in Paradise is back for third season of drama, hookups, and love stories on Tuesday night. Thirty sexy singles will arrive throughout the six-week season, and only five couples will remain when the season finale airs in September.
Host Chris Harrison described this season of Paradise as a “train wreck” when he introduced a video preview (below) of ABC’s summer reality series on the Bachelorette: After the Final Rose special on Monday night.
Chris is not kidding — the craziness begins on the August 2 premiere night with Bachelorette villain Chad Johnson spiraling out of control and the drama will continue all season.
Who scores the first dates, who goes home on the Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 premiere, and who are the former Bachelor and Bachelorette cast members who will arrive in the coming weeks?
Here’s what fans can expect on Episode 1 and a peek at who will arrive next week when ABC airs back-to-back episodes of Bachelor in Paradise on Monday and Tuesday nights.
[Warning: Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 spoilers ahead]
According to ABC, 15 girls and guys will appear on the season premiere, followed by 15 additional singles who will arrive each week in groups of two or three. Here’s the complete Bachelor in Paradise cast list that may help you keep track of who’s coming and who’s going this season.
Season Premiere Cast: Emily and Haley Ferguson (Ben); Leah Block (Ben); Lace Morris (Ben); Amanda Stanton (Ben); Jubilee Sharpe (Ben); Sarah Herron (Sean); Carly Waddell (Chris, BIP 2); Izzy Goodkind (Ben); Chad Johnson (JoJo); Daniel Maguire (JoJo); Evan Bass (JoJo); Grant Kemp (JoJo); Nick Viall (Andi, Kaitlyn); Jared Haibon (Kaitlyn); and Vinny Ventiera (JoJo).
Although ABC has yet to confirm the 15 additional cast members because they are supposed to be a surprise, Reality Steve states that viewers will see the following guys and girls show up over the course of the six-week season.
Josh Murray, Christian Bishop, Wells Adams, Ryan Beckett, Brandon Andreen, Carl King, Brett Melnick, Caila Quinn, Lauren Himle, Tiara Soleim, Shushanna Mkrtychyan, Jami Letain, Sarah Herron, Jen Saviano, and Ashley Iaconetti.
According to Romper, Chad Johnson doesn’t redeem himself in Paradise and goes out of control on the first day of filming. Although he spends time with Lace Morris, he gets so drunk and out-of-control that host Chris Harrison has to remove him from the show.
Who scores a date on the first episode, who goes home, and who moves on to Week 2?
Nick Viall, who was the runner-up on two previous seasons of the Bachelorette, starts off his stay in Paradise with two dates. Girls give out date cards on the first episode, and spoilers point to Leah Block and Amanda Stanton picking Nick for their dates.
Jared Haibon, who didn’t find love with Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and turned an on-screen relationship with Ashley Iaconetti into an off-screen friendship, will get asked out on a date by Jubilee Sharpe, the war veteran who appeared on Ben Higgins’ season of the Bachelor.
The first rose ceremony has guys handing out roses to the girls. Couples start to form, and two girls will leave on the first night.
Reality Steve’s spoilers indicate that Jubilee Sharpe and Leah Block don’t get a rose on Episode 1. That leaves 13 guys and girls in Paradise, but next week three more men will arrive to shake things up.
Nick Viall won’t be too happy with the arrival of his Bachelorette rival Josh Murray who will be joined by Christian Bishop (JoJo’s season), and Brandon Andreen (Des Hartsock’s season).
Watch the Bachelor in Paradise season premiere at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 2 on ABC.
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