ABC’s summer reality show, Bachelor Pad, is set to debut on August 9th. And while the cast of characters will feature 19 familiar faces from past seasons of the hit dating shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, what else can fans expect on the series premiere?
First up, Bachelor host Chris Harrison will host the show, along with Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars alum, Melissa Rycroft.
The 19 houseguests- all former contestants on ABC’s The Bachelor or The Bachelorette- will move into the Bachelor Pad mansion and compete in challenges for the grand prize of $250,000. But will love get in the way? That remains to be seen, but based on ABC’s track record with dating shows, I highly doubt it.
As for the challenges, remember this ain’t Survivor. In the premiere episode these bathing beauties will compete in a highly competitive game of….Twister. According to blogger Reality Steve , the winner of Twister gets to choose 3 members of the opposite sex for a group date. Sounds grueling!
After the group date, one of the contestants on the date will be given a rose. That person will be exempt from elimination that week. So see how the love ties into the money?
Then it’s on to the elimination portion of the show. The guys will vote to eliminate a girl and the girls will vote to eliminate a guy. I’d venture to say that, based on the fact that many of the cast members know each other already, this show could get very personal very quickly.
Expect some of the premiere episode to update us on what has been going on with the 19 contestants since we last saw them. A few may even be hard to remember because they were on their prospective seasons for such a short time. Luckily, many will still be fresh in your mind, as the majority of the Bachelor Pad houseguests are from the last 3 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
And as for the rumors about newly single Bachelor Jake Pavelka moving into the Bachelor Pad– think again. Pavelka will be on board to judge a competition later in the season, but he won’t be looking for love. Sorry, Tenley!
Here is the Bachelor Pad 2010 Cast List:
Kiptyn Locke- The Bachelorette Season 5
Wes Hayden– The Bachelorette Season5
Tenley Molzahn– The Bachelor 14: On the Wings of Love
Natalie Getz– The Bachelor Season 13
David Good– The Bachelorette Season 5
Jessie Sulidis– The Bachelor 14: On the Wings of Love
Nikki Kaape-The Bachelor Season 13
Ashley Elmore– The Bachelor 14: On the Wings of Love
Juan Barbieri– The Bachelorette Season 5
Gia Allemand-The Bachelor 14 On the Wings of Love
Craig McKinnon-The Bachelorette Season 6
Jonathan Novak-The Bachelorette Season 6
Elizabeth Kitt– The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
Jesse Kovacs-The Bachelorette Season 5
Jesse Beck– TheBachelorette Season 6
Michelle Kujawa- The Bachelor Season 14
Gwen Goia– The Bachelor Season 2
Krisily Kennedy- The Bachelor Season 7
Peyton Wright- The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman
Bachelor Pad will premiere on Monday, August 9th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.