the 8e season of “Bachelor in Paradise” will debut on September 27, but the later premiere date isn’t the only change for the summer spin-off. The upcoming season will be the first to be hosted by Jesse Palmer, and based on the promos, it looks like he’ll be doing his job for him.
Also on board will be Wells Adams, who has been the bartender on the ABC dating spinoff since 2017, according to IMDb. In 2021, Adams did double duty as a guest host on the show following the unexpected departure of presenter Chris Harrison from the franchise. But for this season, Adams can be happy that he only has the look of a bartender.
Here’s what you need to know:
In a Sept. 18 interview with Us Weekly, Adams opened up about the upcoming season, telling the outlet that it “has all the things everyone loves in Paradise.” But he also teased that not all participants loved it.
“From where I sat, I loved it,” Adams said. “Now the cast didn’t like it that much.”
Adams explained that a change in format had confused some of the Paradise stars.
“You’ll see a lot of cast members get a little mad at some of the things we’re throwing at them this year, but it’s a fun show and, you know, I think it’s a testament to, like, how much ABC believes in the show .”
“We do weird things,” Adams added.
Speaking of “weird,” the Bachelor Nation star noted that it’s the weird contestants who always seem to find love.
“It’s always the crazies who come together, the crazies always attract other crazies,” he said. “It’s so funny because everyone always comes on that show and thinks ‘so-and-so would be great’ [together.]”…It never works that way, and I think the great thing about the show is that you never really know what’s coming.”
Based on the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ trailer, the new season will be filled with tears and betrayal – nothing new there. But at one point, a group of upset female contestants was seen leaving the Mexican resort where the show is being filmed. The group later released a “F*** you Jesse Palmer” chant.
As usual, “Bachelor in Paradise” will feature a changing cast throughout the season. According to TV Guide, the initial cast is listed as: Romeo Alexander, Michael Allio, Justin Glaze, Hunter Haag, Brandon Jones, Logan Palmer, Jacob Rapini, Andrew Spencer, Shanae Ankney, Jill Chin, Brittany Galvin, Sierra Jackson, Hailey Malles, Kira Mengistu, Lace Morris, Genevieve Parisi, Serene Russell Andre, Teddi Wright and Casey Woods.
Andrew Spencer, a fan favorite on Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette,” told People he wasn’t prepared for what he went through while looking for love in Mexico.
“I don’t think I expected anything from what happened,” the “Bachelor in Paradise” star said. “It’s just, it’s just so different from ‘The Bachelor’ [and] ‘Bachelorette.’”
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