When is Bachelor in Paradise 2021?

BACHELOR Nation is eagerly anticipating the return of Bachelor in Paradise, which last aired in 2019.

The show was forced to take a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When is Bachelor in Paradise 2021?

Bachelor in Paradise will begin airing on ABC on August 16, 2021.

The series will start filming in June, between Katie Thurston and Michelle Young's back-to-back seasons of The Bachelorette.

Five of the last six seasons have begun in August, airing two episodes a week until mid-September.

The cast is rumored to include Joe Park, Noah Erb, Chasen Nick, Spencer Robertson, Chelsea Vaughn, Serena Pitt, Kit Keenan, Blake Horstmann, Tia Booth and Clay Harbor.


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Many former Bachelor Nation cast members have announced that they've opted out of returning to the franchise.

Matt James, for one, said on The Bill Simmons Podcast that BiP is "not in my cards." 

Bri Springs, said on the Here for the Right Reasons podcast that she would "need to see kind of some tangible change from the show in order for me to put myself back in that situation."

Ivan Hall, who was a fan favorite on Tayshia Adams' season told E! News he wouldn't consider Paradise ifChris Harrison was hosting the season.

"I wouldn't feel comfortable if Chris is there, to be quite frank." He added, "[I'm] not saying he can't make a recovery, he can't learn from all this, but it would just be too soon."

Who is Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison's replacement, David Spade?

David Spade, 56, is an American actor, comedian, and TV host.

He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s and has starred in various Hollywood films such as Black Sheep, Joe Dirt, and Grown Ups part one and two.

The actor formerly voiced Ranger Frank in The Rugrats Movie and Kuzco in The Emperor's New Groove animated film.

Spade was officially named the first Bachelor in Paradise guest host replacement on June 2, 2021, according to Page Six.

A source told Page Six that they chose Spade for the hosting gig because “the producers want to put some fun in the show.

Adding: "They think it’s become too serious.” 

Longtime host Chris Harrison stepped out of the franchise back in February after coming under fire for "defending" racist remarks.

Bachelor in Paradise will see various guest hosts during the upcoming season, according to ET.

What did ABC say about Chris Harrison's leave?

ABC Entertainment along with Warner Horizon made the announcement that Harrison will not form part of the franchise going forward.

"Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of 'The Bachelorette,'" the statement read.

"We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing.

"In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through the next season.

"As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within 'The Bachelor' franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks.

"These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world," the statement concluded.

Harrison claims that he will work to get back into the good graces of Bachelor Nation.

He told Good Morning America: "I plan to be back and I want to be back. And I think this franchise can be an important beacon of change.

"I know that change is felt, not just by me, but by many others. And we are excited and willing to do the work to show that progress.

"This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done. And I am excited to be a part of that change."

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