Another round of love at sea. Bachelor in ParadiseSeason 8 will see some changes to the show.
Season 7 featured a rotating list of guest hosts, including Lil Jon, Lance BassAnd David Spade after Chris Harrison‘s June 2021 departure from the franchise, the new episodes will have just one emcee: Jesse Palmer.
After previously announcing that the former NFL football player would be hosting, ABC confirmed the news in May 2022 Gabby WindeyAnd Rachel Recchia‘s season of The Bachelorette. Palmer, who commanded season 5 of The Bachelor2004 was the year guest hosts were replaced Tayshia AdamsAnd Kaitlyn BeristoweSeasons 17 and 18 were helmed by, The BacheloretteLast year.
Some Bachelor in ParadiseThe alums hoped that Wells Adams would get the gig, but instead he’ll return in his role as bartender. “Wells was more interactive with all of us than the host was just because he was there every day at the bar,” Kendall LongDuring a May 2022 episode Us Weekly‘s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “And he really had a sort of host role in talking about actual, real emotions, giving advice.”
Tammy LyKendall and Kendall were on season 7 together, and Kendall, meanwhile, was there. “Wells should just be the permanent host,” she told Usein May 2022. “I think he’s killer. He has great commentary. He’s funny. He’s also sympathetic and, like, really relatable.”
Aside from the host, ABC hasn’t announced any other casting news for the show’s upcoming season, but the network’s entertainment president Craig ErwichIt was suggested that potential contestants would be able live up to the hype.
“When I think of some of the people they have in mind to come back for Bachelor in Paradise, I think it’s going to continue to be a very watched and very discussed block of programming on Mondays and Tuesdays,” he said during ABC’s Upfront presentation in May 2022.
Season 8 is set to tape in the summer, meaning that it’s likely some of the cast-offs from Gabby and Rachel’s upcoming season could end up on the beach. Their joint season 19 filming began in March 2022, with a premiere date of July 11, 2022.
There’s also a possibility that some of the contestants from Michelle Young‘s season of The BacheloretteCould make an appearance. Fan favorite Rodney Mathews, for example, has hinted that he’d be willing to head to Mexico to find love.
“I don’t want to give a hard yes or no,” he told UsMarch 2022. “I’m always open to [love]. I’m really hoping to find it. I have a strange feeling that this is my year. I’m going to speak it into existence, manifest it.”
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