Channel 10 finally confirms Bachelor In Paradise's premiere date

Marni Dixit and Gillian Wolski
·2-min read

Channel 10 has finally confirmed the premiere date for Bachelor in Paradise, which was pushed back by three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The dating show is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30pm with the show normally starting in March or April.

Abbie Chatfield on Bachelor in Paradise
Channel 10 has finally revealed the premiere date for season three of Bachelor In Paradise. Photo: Ten

The show was filmed six months ago at the Mango Bay Resort in Fiji and wasn't affected by the coronavirus pandemic, however, they decided to push back the show's premiere with Channel 10 revealing they wanted to prioritise news of the pandemic.

The show stars contestants from earlier Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons, including Abbie Chatfield, Ciarran Stott and Brittany Hockley.

And by the looks of the promo — which was originally released in March — several singletons find love, with not one but three engagements on the cards.

While we’ll have to wait to find out exactly who gets down on one knee we do know who has the hots for who, thanks to the promo.

Right off the bat, Abbie only has eyes for cheeky Brit Ciarran who shocks his castmates by arriving sans clothes with just a bunch of grapes to protect his modesty.

Ciarran Stott arrives on Bachelor In Paradise naked
Ciarran Stott arrives on Bachelor In Paradise with a bunch of grapes protecting his modesty. Photo: Ten

“I came here for Ciarran, he’s hot and such a naughty boy. He’s mine and I'm going to get him,” she declares.

But, of course, there’s trouble in paradise, with Ciarran spotted smooching Jessica Brody later in the clip prompting Abbie to threaten to “spill the beans”.

Also in the promo, Bachelorette runner-up Timm Hanley reveals he has a crush on Brittany who was left in the lurch by Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins in the 2018 season of The Bachelor.

The pair appear to hit things off and are shown kissing after Brittany confesses: "He really took me by surprise. [There's] something about him that I want to get to know more."

Ciarran and Timm’s fellow Bachelor Jamie Doran also pops up in the promo along with Helena Sauzier, Cassandra Mamone and Mary Viturino, all from Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor.

All the contestants can be found here.

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