‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Is There a Reunion in 2021? Wells Adams Hints What Happened to the ‘After the Final Rose’ Special

On Oct. 5, the Bachelor in Paradise fans will say goodbye to summer with the season 7 finale. The new cycle was filled with plenty of romance and drama. But a few viewers believe there are still storylines that need to be wrapped up. So will there be a Bachelor in Paradise reunion in 2021? Recently, BIP bartender and host Wells Adams shared whether the “After the Final Rose” special will return for season 7.

Will there be a ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 reunion in 2021?

Wells Adams shrugs his shoulders in the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 finale in 2021
Wells Adams in the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 finale | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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The last two episodes of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 have been three hours long. But does this leave any room for a BIP cast reunion after the grand finale? It seems there won’t be an “After the Final Rose” special for the summer spinoff.

On Sept. 15, Bachelor Nation spoiler guru Reality Steve was asked a fan question about a possible Bachelor in Paradise 2021 reunion. Then the blogger replied, “I’m hearing there isn’t one.”

Adams also confirmed Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will not include a reunion, ending with the three-hour finale.

“I don’t think we’re doing a reunion or they haven’t asked me to go or host the thing,” he told Us Weekly in September.

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Still speaking with Us Weekly, Adams shared why there won’t be a Bachelor in Paradise “After the Final Rose” special reunion in 2021.

“I don’t think we are [having a reunion] because I think we’re going straight into Bachelorette,” Adams said. “It’s fun. It just never ends now. It’s just like one show onto the next.”

That said, The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle Young doesn’t start next week. According to ABC’s schedule, Bachelor Nation’s Oct. 12 time slot is reserved for “Disney Week: Villains Night” on Dancing with the Stars Season 30. 

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Bachelor Nation fans will get a break next week. But luckily, Michelle’s Bachelorette season premiere begins on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The first episode will receive the usual 8 p.m. ET time slot. 

Meanwhile, it seems the franchise is gearing up for their next project, The Bachelor Season 26 with Clayton Echard. The new season, which will be hosted by Jesse Palmer (The Bachelor Season 5), is expected to return in January 2022. Then Reality Steve claimed Clayton’s journey started filming mid-September 2021.

“Filming for Clayton’s season starts tonight at the mansion,” Reality Steve tweeted on Wednesday, Sept. 29. “The women move in to the mansion tmrw and dates start Friday. Fridays group date involves a ‘birthday party’ and kids.”

Clearly, there’s plenty of Bachelor Nation content coming up in the next few weeks. So get ready. The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle starts Oct. 19. Then The Bachelor returns with a new season in 2022. Stay tuned for updates.