ABC has confirmed that Bachelor in Paradise will resume filming — and many of the contestants are surprisingly ready to return despite the sexual misconduct scandal.
Robby Hayes confirmed he is going back to Mexico on Twitter, writing, "Well, I've been too lazy to unpack anyway..." while mother-of-two Amanda Stanton revealed her return on Instagram with a selfie captioned "LA, NYC, PARADISE." Vinny Ventiera cheekily confirmed his return, captioning an Instagram pic, "Well, I guess it's time to get hammered.... again."
Other contestants we know are returning so far are:
While Corinne Olympios has remained silent since the investigation wrapped, DeMario Jackson is reportedly "done" with BiP.
The former Bachelorette contestant was invited back on the show, according to TMZ, but he will not be going back because he is suffering from anxiety. "He's upset because his name will now forever be linked to a sex scandal," the source adds.
Meanwhile, People magazine is reporting that the network is "scrambling" to bring most of the contestants back and the reboot will now include past favorites who were not expected to appear.
Before filming began, Corinne hinted to Life & Style that she would be heading to Paradise with an unlikely guest: her nanny! “There are talks about Raquel coming to Paradise,” the 25-year-old said. “Let’s hope I can take her with me!”
However, Corinne, who joined the cast despite having a boyfriend, always made it clear she was not interested in finding love, with a source telling E! News, "She's not interested in dating anyone in Paradise. She's going along for the ride."
Amanda, who recently called it quits with Josh Murray after getting engaged on Paradise last year, also surprised fans with her comeback. “The show has done a lot of great things for me and it’s a hard opportunity for me to pass up,” Amanda told Life & Style exclusively. “I think this is my last run.”
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