‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Cast: 1 Former Bachelorette Plus Several of Katie Thurston’s Contestants Join the Show

Fans have been waiting (not-so-patiently) to find out who will be part of the Bachelor in Paradise cast. Since the last BIP, there have been two Bachelors, Peter Weber and Matt James, and three Bachelorettes, Clare Crawley, Tayshia Adams, and now Katie Thurston. Basically, there are a lot of contestants to choose from for BIP. So, who will be showing up on the beach for Bachelor in Paradise 2021?

Bachelor in Paradise cast in 2019
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ cast | John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images

Reality Steve predicts a former Bachelorette is returning

Reality Steve always has the inside scoop on everything that is going on in Bachelor land. This year, he revealed that former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin will be making an appearance on Bachelor in Paradise. This is especially interesting because it’s not the normal way of things. Normally, a contestant may become the Bachelorette after appearing on Paradise, not the other way around. But after Kufrin’s very public breakup with former fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen, the girl could use a little love.

Favorites and villains from all missed seasons are coming

If you were worried that some of your favorites from Weber’s season might not make it to Paradise, rest assured. There will be contestants from all of the seasons that missed Paradise during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to Steve, from Weber’s season, Kelsey Weier, Victoria Paul, Tammy Ly, Deandra Kanu, Alexa Caves, Natasha Parker, Mykenna Dorn, and Maurissa Gun will be part of the Bachelor in Paradise cast.

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Joe Park from Crawley and Adams’ season has been announced for a while, but in addition to him, Steve revealed that Noah Erb, Chris Conran, Chasen Nick, Kenny Braasch, and Demar Jackson will be part of the Bachelor in Paradise cast. Ivan Hall, who made it to Adams’ Fantasy Suites, previously expressed concern about joining Bachelor in Paradise due to Chris Harrison’s defense of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s past racially insensitive actions. Now that Harrison has officially left the franchise, that won’t be a problem anymore.

From James’ season, Mari Pepin, Jessenia Cruz, Abigail Heringer, Chelsea Vaughn, Alana Milne, Serena Pitt, Victoria Larson, and Serena Chew are said to join the cast.

Some of Katie Thurston’s men will be there too

[Warning: Spoilers for Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette ahead]

Though Thurston’s season is just now airing, Steve also had some intel that some of the contestants are filming Bachelor in Paradise.

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“I said last night on Twitter I had a spoiler regarding Connor the Cat today,” Steve wrote. “Well, that’s the spoiler. Connor Brennan (@connorfalcon) is going to be on Paradise and is down there now. ‘But Steve, he posted on his IG feed yesterday.’ Yes, he did. Well, whoever’s running his account did. Social media activity is never to be taken as 100% confirmation of something. And yes, there will definitely be others from Katie’s season who will be on Paradise. “

According to Cosmopolitan, contestants Thomas Jacobs and Karl Smith will both be on the show as well. Smith is currently in hot water on The Bachelorette for stirring up drama and Thomas is rumored to be the villain of this season.