As Bachelor Nation fans prepare for The Bachelorette‘s dramatic (and reportedly “heart-wrenching”) finale, they’re also getting ready for the wildly controversial fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise. Host Chris Harrison has asked viewers to “trust” him, saying that everything about the DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios situation will be explained, but that’s not the only surprise in store. Harrison also just revealed that BiP will air a live finale that’s not like anything we’ve seen from the show before.
“One of the things that will be a little different is our time in Paradise was cut down and compacted, therefore the show will extend back into the real world,” Harrison explained to Entertainment Weekly. “It’s going to be a lot of finding out what’s been happening [with the contestants] because things have been continuing back in the real world since the show wrapped up in Mexico.”
He added that there will be a live studio audience present, but that it won’t be like a reunion special. Instead, he says, “The live [finale] at the end will be more like After the Final Rose where we’re live, the show is wrapping up, and there will be people involved that were on the show because we have to find out where everybody is. I don’t think you can put [this finale] into usual Bachelor boxes because [it’s] going to be so different.”
The reunion with Jackson and Olympios will be different too, but that will air earlier in the season because “it’s something that needs to be dealt with long before the finale.” No doubt.
He added that their interview would be more in depth and personal than the chats we usually see on the Men Tell All and Women Tell All specials. It seems that the people behind the scenes are doing their best to properly address the situation.
Be sure to check out all of the revelations, explanations, and drama when Bachelor in Paradise premieres Monday, August 14, at 8pm ET on ABC.
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