Justice has been served. Bachelor Nation was not too happy — OK, they were pissed — when Becca Kufrin sent home grocery store owner Joe Amabile on the very first night of The Bachelorette. Fans quickly took to Twitter to share their dismay — and plead with producers to bring Joe onto Bachelor in Paradise to make up for his criminally early exit.
"I thought I would like Becca as The Bachelorette but she is off to a ROUGH start by sending home grocery store Joe," one viewer wrote. "I am MAD! Put that man on Paradise." Another angrily added, "THIS SEASON OF THE BACHELORETTE IS INVALID BECAUSE JOE DIDN’T GET A ROSE." Seriously, Becca. What were you thinking? Joe seemingly took the rejection much better, sharing a clip from an episode of Seinfeld where Kramer was dumped by Lola shortly on his Instagram page shortly after his elimination.
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Well, luckily for everyone, Joe won't be away from our TV screens for long because host Chris Harrison pretty much revealed that he is "ripe and ready" for Paradise. "I hope they have grocery stores in Paradise," he cryptically tweeted before responding to a follower's plea to make Joe the next Bachelor. "Maybe a quick stop in Paradise first." We can already hear the theme song in our head...
And it would appear that Joe is hearing it, too! Joe and Becca reunited in Chicago this weekend after our Bachelorette star found herself in the Windy City; while in Chi Town, she asked for reccomendations on where to eat... Only to be — understandably — inundated with requests to go find Joe and his grocery store! The two later found each other (after a desperate Instagram search) and reunited in a Bloomingdale's dressing room, where our leading man was trying one watermelon swim trunks — presumably for Paradise!
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And he won't be alone because it has already been confirmed that Bekah Martinez, from Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of ABC's The Bachelor, will be heading to Mexico for Season 5 of the spin-off. However, not much else is known about who else will be joining Bekah on the 2018 cast, but there's one member of Bachelor Nation that already confirmed that he won't be joining — former Bachelor Ben Higgins. "I don't think I'm ready for it ever," Ben told E! News. "I don't work out enough for that show. I can't take off my shirt all the time!"
While only Joe and Bekah have been confirmed to be headed to Paradise, there have already been some spoilers — courtesy of Reality Steve — letting us know who else from Arie's and Becca's seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, respectively, is headed south of the border this summer. Keep reading if you want to find out, but read at your own risk — because there are definite spoilers for the current season.
First off, let's start with the women from Arie's season who will be on Paradise. According to Reality Steve, Bekah will be joined by her co-stars Tia Booth, Kendall Long, Caroline Lunny, Krystal Nielson, Chelsea Roy, Bibiana Julian, Jenna Cooper, and Olivia Goethals (who may not sound familiar because she went home night one). They will seemingly have a good pick of men, as the guys allegedly joining from Becca's season include Connor, Jordan (the ~fashion model~), Clay, Colton, David (aka the chicken), Chris R., Leo, and — of course — grocer Joe.
As for previous members of the franchise joining, we will just have to wait and see (we know Corinne Olympios is more than ready to make her Paradise return). Plus fans think that Lesley Murphy (Dean's former flame) might be showing up, since she posted a photo of a plant on Instagram and then wrote, "he will undoubtedly die in the coming weeks due to lots of travel tho. Happy June!" Since the cast leaves for Mexico this weekend, fans think she might be one of them. There are also rumors that there will be some new, unfamiliar faces this season because producers are planning to invite members from the international Bachelor franchise to join the cast a la Winter Games. We can't wait!
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