‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021: Start Date, Cast, Hosts, and Who Is Still Engaged Ahead of the Premiere

Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 is almost here, and we’ve got all of your questions about the premiere answered. So here’s everything you need to know about BIP 2021, including the start date, cast, hosts, and spoilers on who is still engaged before the ABC reality series comes back.

The ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 start date

Group shot of the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021 cast
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 cast | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will start soon with the premiere date on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. The ABC reality series will return with its first episode at 8 p.m. ET, per usual. Then the BIP episode will end after two hours at 10 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, it seems Bachelor in Paradise will air on Mondays and Tuesdays in August 2021. According to The Futon Critic, BIP Season 7 will drop new episodes twice a week starting on Aug. 23. But the schedule will shift to only Tuesdays starting Sept. 14.

Who will be in the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021 cast

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The Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast includes a good mix of fan-favorites and villains. Previously, ABC announced who will be on the beach in the premiere. The list includes Aaron Clancy, Abigail Heringer, Brendan Morais, Connor Brennan, Deandra Kanu, Ivan Hall, James Bonsall, Jessenia Cruz, Joe Amabile, Karl Smith, Kelsey Weier, Kenny Braasch, Mari Pepin-Solis, Maurissa Gunn, Natasha Parker, Noah Erb, Serena Chew, Serena Pitt, Tahzjuan Hawkins, Tammy Ly, Tre Cooper, Victoria Larson, and Victoria Paul.

Of course, there are three more women than men in the first week of BIP. So the men will have the “power” in the premiere. Meanwhile, the network teased who else will be making an appearance on Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 down the line.

According to multiple previews for Bachelor in Paradise 2021, the cast will eventually add Riley Christian, Demi Burnett, Becca Kufrin, Thomas Jacobs, Chris Conran, Pieper James, Chelsea Vaughn, Kendall Long, Tia Booth, and MyKenna Dorn.

Who is hosting ‘BIP’ Season 7?

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Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 is doing things a little differently this year. Ahead of The Bachelorette Season 17 with Katie Thurston, longtime host Chris Harrison left the franchise. But BIP won’t be hosted by Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe. 

Bachelor in Paradise 2021 will include guest hosts Lance Bass, Lil Jon, David Spade, and Tituss Burgess. Meanwhile, bartender Wells Adams will take on a new role as the Master of Ceremonies.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Bachelor in Paradise Season 7.]

Which couples are still together and engaged, according to Reality Steve’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ spoilers

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Now, Bachelor in Paradise fans will watch some drama and romance unfold when the season 7 premiere airs on Aug. 16. But for those of you who don’t want to wait until the end to find out who gets together and engaged, Bachelor Nation blogger Reality Steve already shared major spoilers from the finale. 

According to Reality Steve on June 30, multiple unexpected couples get together in BIP 2021. Noah and Abigail, Brendan and Pieper, and Becca and Thomas allegedly pair up on the ABC reality series. However, the blogger claimed that the three couples broke up before the overnight dates.

Meanwhile, Reality Steve claimed Riley and Maurissa, Kenny and Mari, and Joe and Serena P. got engaged in Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. The spoiler guru also said that the three couples were still together at the time. But it’s been a few weeks since filming wraps. So stay tuned.

Bachelor in Paradise returns on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.