Bachelor in Paradise Season 9: Everything You Need to Know

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The Return of the Show

Bachelor in Paradise is back on ABC for Season 9 after being canceled in 2022 due to COVID-19. The premiere airs Monday on 7 Aug at 8pm ET/PT with new episodes Mondays and Tuesdays for six weeks until the finale on September 12. Fans can expect more romance, drama and twists in paradise.

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The Host and the Location

Fan favorite Jesse Palmer returns as host guiding the contestants in Mexico once again. The cast will stay at the Playa Escondida Resort with its beach, pools, spa and plenty of amenities for romance.

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The Cast and the Guests

20 contestants from The Bachelor and Bachelorette compose the cast, including Aaron Clancy, Abigail Heringer, Brendan Morais, Chelsea Vaughn, Connor Brennan, Deandra Kanu and more.

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Bachelorettes like Hannah Brown, Rachel Recchia and Katie Thurston will visit paradise as celebrity guests. They may host dates, offer advice and stir up drama.

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Some Notable Cast Members

Joe Amabile - a grocery store owner from BECCA season who returns for another shot at love Victoria Larson - a controversial entrepreneur who brings drama from MATT JAMES season

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Abigail Heringer - a fan favorite from MATT JAMES season looking for a real connection Ivan Hall - an engineer who gained attention on TAYSHIA season Serena Pitt - a publicist who found love on MATT JAMES season but returns newly single

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The Format and the Twists

There is a rose ceremony where either male or female contestants give roses to partners they want to stay with each week. Those who do not get a rose are sent home. The goal is to form lasting relationships but twists keep things interesting.

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New this season is the PARADISE TRUTH BOX which will reveal secrets and test relationships with probing questions contestants must answer honestly. Plus new arrivals each week will shake up existing couples and stir up drama especially when they get a date card allowing them to ask anyone out.

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The Drama and the Romance

We can expect plenty of drama and romance this season based on trailers and spoilers. New couples like Aaron/Chelsea, Brendan/Natasha, Ivan/Jessenia and more Messy breakups like Brendan/Pieper, Ivan/Kendall and others Fights between Aaron/Thomas, Brendan/Natasha, Tammy/Becca and othersSurprise cameos by Chris Harrison, David Spade and Hannah Brown A Wells/Sarah Hyland wedding on the beach!

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The Final Verdict

Bachelor in Paradise Season 9 has all the ingredients for an unforgettable journey: a cast of returning fan favorites, intimate dates, emotional rose ceremonies, shocking new arrivals and so much more. This rollercoaster of romance, tears, passion and fights promises to be the most dramatic season ever! Will you be tuning in? Which contestants are you most excited or nervous to see? Share your thoughts and predictions! Get ready for the ride of your life!

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