Get your American flag and glass of wine ready, because the first-ever Bachelor Winter Games has officially begun! #Merica After months of cast speculation, storyline teases, and just plain fan excitement, filming for ABC’s fan-titled “Dating Olympics” is underway, and 11 contestants of the highly anticipated dating show have finally been revealed.
The show kicked off with an “arrival celebration” in Manchester, Vermont, on Monday. Local fans were invited to “join Bachelor National favorites + bachelors & bachelorettes from across the globe as they prepare for winter competitions & a journey to love.”
Speaking of favorites; according to Reality Steve, Ben Higgins, Michael Garofola, Josiah Graham, Luke Pell, Eric Bigger, Dean Unglert, Lesley Murphy, Clare Crawley, Ashley Iaconetti, Bibiana Julian and Lauren Griffin, have all signed up to take their second (or third or fourth for some) shot at finding love on reality TV.
As previously reported, the show will follow Bachelor and Bachelorette alums, (“from arch rivals to villains”) as they “go head-to-head in winter-themed athletic challenges, including the toughest sport of all — love.” The show will additionally feature international Bachelors and Bachelorettes from at least 12 of the countries that also produce the dating shows.
“Mike Fleiss likes to tweet a lot of things,” he said with a laugh. “I feel like he even said I was the Bachelor at one point, so I think he just likes to throw people off.” He added: “It’s definitely something I’ve been interested in — it looks like a blast, and I know some of my good friends are going onto it… but it looks like a really good time.”
The Bachelor Winter Games is set to premiere in February on ABC.
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