After the bombshell news about Chris Harrison’s permanent exit from the franchise, ABC is ready to move on. A day after the shocking announcement, the network confirmed the hosts for Bachelor in Paradise. One we already knew, but the others are unexpected. Who will join David Spade as rotating host of the summer guilty pleasure show?
David Spade is Bachelor Superfan
Word came out last week that actor and comedian David Spade will serve as host of Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise. The choice seems random, unless you follow him on social media. Spade is a well-known Bacheloraholic. He often posts hilarious recap videos on his Instagram.
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Variety reported last week that David Spade’s contract was the only one signed at the time. However, it seems the other hosts have signed on the dotted line. The network made an official announcement.
ABC Announces Other Bachelor in Paradise Hosts
Is ABC trying to move away from the stunned reaction of Chris Harrison’s exit? After taking a temporary step back, the long-time host now confirms that he will not return at all. He has reportedly signed a multi-million dollar deal that includes an airtight NDA. We may never know the full details about Chris Harrison’s exit.
But the show must go on. After taking the summer of 2020 off due to the pandemic, Bachelor Nation alums are ready to hit the beach. ABC is shaking things up by trying out a rotating slate of hosts instead of one host (or two, as on The Bachelorette.)
Three other celebrity names were announced along with David Spade. Rapper Lil Jon, NSYNC member Lance Bass, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor Tituss Burgess.
Welcome to paradise! 👋🏝 Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, David Spade, and Lil Jon will join as rotating celebrity guest hosts for this season of #BachelorInParadise! @Instatituss @DavidSpade @LilJon pic.twitter.com/LB2yqZVFTF— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) June 9, 2021
Earlier rumors suggested that Bachelor Nation alum Wells Adams and his fiance Sarah Hyland would serve as hosts. However, he isn’t mentioned in the ABC press release. Could he be returning as the bartender?
What We Know So Far – When Will BiP Air, Who Will Compete?
ABC is still keeping many details about Bachelor in Paradise a secret. They did announce a while ago that the show will air in August. At that point, they hadn’t revealed the hosting details yet.
With filming reportedly underway – or about to begin – fans of the show are scouring social media for hints. The network has yet to release which alums from prior seasons will show up on the beach. Blogger Reality Steve has a list from his sources, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
What do you think about the hosting changes? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Bachelor in Paradise returns to ABC on Monday, August 16. Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette kicked off on June 7.
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