The population of the remote “Bachelor In Paradise” island is growing. A few cast members for “The Bachelor”/ “Bachelorette” spinoff are still being kept under wraps, but Reality Steve is claiming a juicy casting scoop.
The blogger is reporting that ABC is still adding cast members even though filming concludes by the end of this week. And one of those late additions is supposedly Brooks Forester of Desiree Hartsock’s season of “The Bachelorette.”
“One person I’m hearing who’s going in? Brooks. Because for lack of a better word, Sarah [Herron] is ‘obsessed’ with Brooks. Always has been,” Reality Steve posted after episode 6 of “The Bachelorette” on Monday. “And now with Brooks thrown into the mix, I guess they want to see how she reacts. With that said, I don’t think Brooks is interested in Sarah like that and this is just being done to create drama.”
Sarah Herron was featured on Sean Lowe’s season of “The Bachelor.” The 26-year-old from Marina Del Rey, California, landed the first one-on-one date with Sean, but their relationship fizzled by episode 6.
The mention of “creating drama” is referring to the reports that Sarah is hooking up with “Bachelor In Paradise” co-star Robert Graham. Like Brooks, Robert also appeared on Desiree’s “Bachelorette” season. The 31-year-old advertising entrepreneur was eliminated in episode 2.
Brooks’ addition to the cast would definitely be an interesting one. “Bachelorette” viewers will remember that the contestant made it all the way to Hartsock’s final three, but couldn’t go through with the overnight date. Instead he ended up breaking things off with her after deciding that even with more time he wouldn’t be able to tell her “I love you.” Desiree was heartbroken at the time, with the breakup coming as a complete shock. She fortunately ended up finding love, and got engaged to Chris Siegfried.
“Bachelor In Paradise” will feature Ashlee Frazier (Sean Lowe’s season), Sarah Herron (Sean Lowe’s season), Danielle McBride (Sean Lowe’s season), Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo Galavis’ season), Lacy Faddoul (Juan Pablo Galavis’ season), Elise Mosca (Juan Pablo Galavis’ season), Michelle Kujawa (Jake Pavelka’s season), Ben Scott (Desiree Hartsock’s season), Robert Graham (Desiree Hartsock’s season) and Graham Bunn (DeAnna Pappa’s season). Three cast members from Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette” will also be joining the spinoff show. While ABC has yet to confirm, it’s rumored that Marquel, who was eliminated in episode 5, is one of the guys getting a second chance to find love.
The new ABC show will put their contestants on an “isolated romantic paradise” to explore "new romantic relationships.” Interesting twists and “unexpected guests” will come into play in the six-episode long series.
“Bachelor In Paradise” will premiere on ABC on Monday, Aug. 4. Will you be tuning in? Do you want to see Brooks on the show? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.