Mark your calendars because The Bachelor Winter Games is premiering February 2018 — and we've got spoilers! The franchise is expanding yet again by bringing back fan-favorites, villains, and arch-rivals to compete in what ABC describes as an "an ode to the Winter Olympic Games." The network announced the new spin-off earlier this year and in case some fans are worried that the show will be too far of a stretch from the traditional Bachelor setup — they shouldn't be. Execs made sure that fans knew the contestants would be competing in "the toughest sport of all — love."
"At the end of the day, it's going to be about finding love again," ABC reality chief Robert Mills told The Hollywood Reporter. "It will have some of the [pre-Bachelor in Paradise spin-off] Bachelor Pad DNA, in that there is going to be a competition element." Keep scrolling to get all the spoilers about Winter Games!
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Who is part of the Bachelor Winter Games cast?
Some of the Winter Games cast members have already been revealed. The cast will include "sexy international Bachelors and Bachelorettes from the dozens of countries" producer Mike Fleiss revealed. Among them will be New Zealand Bachelor star Jordan Mauger. Favorite and runner-up in Rachel Lindsay's season Peter Kraus will also appear on the show alongside Ashley Iaconetti, Dean Unglert, Luke Pell, Eric Bigger, and Kristina Schulman according to reddit users.
"We're allowed to tell people about it in person, but we can't post about it on social media," an eyewitness, who attended the first day of filming, shared about the show. "It seemed like more of a formality than anything else seeing as they didn't care that everyone in the crowd had their phone out and were recording s--t and taking pictures of the contestants, but they do take down the name and face of everyone who appears on camera so I am being as careful as I can."
Will past Bachelor couples return?
So, we know that single stars of the franchise are coming back to the small screen but what about our favorite couples? Robert expressed his interest in having one very popular couple make a return on the show.
"You know who reached out when we did it? JoJo [Fletcher]... I would love to have her there and Jordan [Rodgers]," he spilled. "I think it would be really fun." Hey, we'd love to see them in action again too!
Where was The Bachelor Winter Games filmed?
Unlike, Bachelor in Paradise, Winter Games was filmed in the US. "After careful consideration of several countries around the globe, the 2018 Winter Games have been awarded to the great state of Vermont!!!!" Mike Fleiss previously revealed on Twitter. Sounds amazing — we can't wait to watch!
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