After a year without the summer hit thanks to COVID-19, ABC has announced the upcoming cast members of “Bachelor in Paradise” for its seventh season.
The cast is stacked with hopeful romantics, dating all the way back to Colton Underwood’s 2019 season of “The Bachelor.”
Fans are anticipating a doozy of a season after multiple unexpected changes to the “Bachelor” world this past year. The host of “Bachelor in Paradise” was one of the many ever-changing stories, from Chris Harrison’s exit, and the announcement that David Spade will be the replacement “Bachelor in Paradise” host, with several other celebrities — Tituss Burgess, Lil Jon, and Lance Bass — taking a turn at the helm alongside Spade.
“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 7 premieres Monday on ABC. Bachelor Nation will become reacquainted with some fan favorites, and of course some of those pesky, unpopular and controversial contestants.
As always, the cast will include contestants from the latest seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” — but this time around there will be “Bachelor in Paradise” alumni added to the mix. However, unlike the past six seasons, the cast was picked from four different seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” versus the typical two. The cast will include 19 singles, with the addition of unreleased surprise guests throughout filming.
Some of the cast includes recent favorites: Serena Pitt, a finalist who quit on Matt James’ season; Ivan Hall, who captured hearts on Tayshia Adams’ season; Tammy Ly, a contestant who fell victim to cyberbullying while her time on Peter Weber’s season aired; and Brendan Morais, a finalist who quit on Tayshia Adams’ season.
And for a dash of drama, ABC added a couple controversial picks, including Noah Erb, the youngster unafraid to speak his mind on Adams’ season and “Queen” Victoria Larson, one of the most disliked contestants from James’ season.
Here are some of the comeback contestants ABC has announced:
The women from Peter’s season:
The men from Clare and Tayshia’s season:
The women from Matt’s season:
Sneak peek into the men from Katie’s season:
Even with a batch of fresh contestants from four seasons, producers looked at their rolodex and included some “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alumni.