After an extended hiatus, Bachelor in Paradise is finally returning for its seventh season of tropical romance.
No matter where you are in the world, ABC promises this season to be unforgettable, especially since David Spade is the new celebrity host. For those unfamiliar with the reality series, it mashes up The Bachelor and The Bachelorette by bringing back fan-favorites and controversial contestants from different seasons.
Fans who love to watch Love Island can expect just as much drama—if not more—unfold as the singles interact with one another over the course of three weeks. The show premiered August 16 and will take place at the Playa Escondida resort in Mexico again. Now, it’s time to make our predictions on which couples we think will make it out of paradise.
How to watch Bachelor in Paradise in the U.S.
Anyone who lives in the U.S. can watch the drama unfold every Monday at 8 pm EST on ABC. It’s also available on the ABC app, downloadable on the app store for iOS and Android users, or you can go online and watch the episode on ABC.com (opens in new tab) for free.
You can also view Bachelor in Paradise the day after on the streaming service Hulu (opens in new tab)—if you have a subscription.
How to watch Bachelor in Paradise if you live outside of the U.S.
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Who all is on Bachelor in Paradise 2021?
There are 23 contestants confirmed for day 1 of the show, but as most of us know, more contestants will make their surprise appearance as the summer goes on.
• Abigail Heringer—The Bachelor season 25 (Matt James)
• Brendan Morais—The Bachelorette season 16 (Clare Crawley & Tayshia Adams)
• Becca Kufrin—The Bachelor season 22 (Arie Luyendyk Jr.)
• Deandra Kanu—The Bachelor season 24 (Peter Weber)
• Demi Burnett—The Bachelor season 23 (Colton Underwood)
• Ivan Hall—The Bachelorette season 16 (Clare Crawley & Tayshia Adams)
• Jessenia Cruz—The Bachelor season 25 (Matt James)
• Joe Amabile—The Bachelorette season 14 (Becca Kufrin)
• Karl Smith—The Bachelorette season 17 (Katie Thurston)
• Kelsey Weir—The Bachelor season 24 (Peter Weber)
• Kenny Braasch—The Bachelorette season 16 (Clare Crawley & Tayshia Adams)
• Kendall Long—The Bachelor season 22 (Arie Luyendyk Jr.)
• Mari Pepin—The Bachelor season 25 (Matt James)
• Maurissa Gunn—The Bachelor season 24 (Peter Weber)
• Natasha Parker—The Bachelor season 24 (Peter Weber)
• Noah Erb—The Bachelorette season 16 (Tayshia Adams)
• Serena Chew—The Bachelor season 25 (Matt James)
• Serena Pitt—The Bachelor season 25 (Matt James)
• Tahzjuan Hawkins—The Bachelor season 23 (Colton Underwood)
• Tammy Ly—The Bachelor season 24 (Peter Weber)
• Tia Booth—The Bachelor season 22 (Arie Luyendyk Jr.)
• Victoria Larson—The Bachelor season 25 (Matt James)
• Victoria Paul—The Bachelor season 24 (Peter Weber)
As the summer heats up, prepare to watch all the romance (and heartbreak) unfold every Monday night at 8 pm EST.
Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.
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