Filming for Nick Viall’s season of the Bachelor begins this week, with more than 25 single ladies heading to the Bachelor Mansion in L.A. to see if they win the heart of the guy who has failed to find love on two seasons of The Bachelorette and the most recent season of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise.
There will be plenty of new faces among the girls who are hoping to become the future Mrs. Viall, but when the limos arrive at the mansion, there will be at least one girl who has some experience with rose ceremonies and rejection.
Producers have reportedly cast one or more girls from a previous season of The Bachelor, much like they did on Ben’s season when Amber James and Becca Tilley (both from Chris Soules’ season) returned for another shot at finding love on TV.
Although The Bachelor premiere doesn’t air until January of 2017, there is already some intel on who is heading to L.A. this week and some clues from both host Chris Harrison and blogger Reality Steve as to who will return from a past season to make a play for Nick Viall.
Chris Harrison recently told People that some “franchise favorites” will appear on Nick’s season. Of course, the long-time host can only put out teasers, he can’t spoil who has been cast for the show — that’s what Reality Steve is for.
There are multiple rumors that Andi Dorfman and Jen Saviano will arrive at some point during Nick’s season to shake things up. However, Reality Steve is confident that both ladies are not part of the Bachelor Season 21 cast, but there will definitely be “someone, if not a couple” of girls from previous seasons of The Bachelor.
The folks at E! News recently revealed who they think should show up on Nick’s season — perhaps they were dropping some subtle hints? On their list they mentioned the return of Olivia Caridi (Ben Higgins’ season), Britt Nilsson (Chris Soules’ season), and/or Caila Quinn (Ben Higgins’ season, Bachelor in Paradise Season 3) arrive in a limo on the Bachelor season premiere in January?
Olivia Caridi revealed in an interview with Courtney Robertson (Ben Flajnik’s season) that she wasn’t interested in joining the Bachelor in Paradise cast, there’s always a chance that she could return to match wits with Nick.
And Britt Nilsson? She’s been out of the Bachelor limelight for awhile, but she still has a great fan following on social media, so don’t count her out just yet.
Although ABC won’t confirm the cast until much closer to the season premiere, having Caila Quinn show up on Nick’s season doesn’t sound out of the question. After all, Nick remarked at how beautiful Caila was when she arrived in Paradise this summer — perhaps she will give love a third try after a failed relationship with Jared Haibon.
As far as the rest of the cast, Reality Steve states that despite the rumors, it’s not likely that Survivor winner Michele Fitzgerald will be on Nick’s season. However, he does state that the women that he already has the names of many of the women who will be arriving in Los Angeles this week and they are “really attractive.”
Expect to hear more about the identities of this season’s ladies — along with the big reveal of who will be returning to the mansion from a previous season — when filming gets underway this week. Steve expects many of the women to arrive on Wednesday for photos and the limos should start rolling up to the mansion on Friday or Saturday of this week.
Are you looking forward to watching Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor? And who do you think will return from a prior season to try to make a love connection with Nick?
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