When Will ‘The Bachelor’ Season 23 Starring Colton Underwood Premiere?

Colton Underwood in The Bachelor

Colton Underwood in The Bachelor | ABC

Colton Underwood has several famous ex-girlfriends. One is Olympian Aly Raisman but that lasted less than a year. Then Colton Underwood previously tried to find love with Becca Kufrin on The Bachelorette where he revealed that he’s a virgin. After that, he tried again on Bachelor in Paradise. Now, fans are waiting to see who he’ll pick on The Bachelor Season 23. But when does it air? Here is everything you need to know.

Season 23 will premiere on Jan. 7 2019

Colton Underwood

Colton Underwood | Colton Underwood via Instagram

The premiere for the new season is quickly approaching. It will premiere Jan. 7 at 8/7 c. Underwood teased the season sounding hopeful to find love.

Third time is the charm, that’s what they say, right?” Underwood said on Good Morning America. The former football player is open to finding love and getting engaged on the show. “That’s what I’m looking forward to the most, is being engaged and getting married shortly after that,” he explained.

A source claimed Colton Underwood was open to having sex for the first time on the show

Colton Underwood

Colton Underwood | Getty Images/Vivien Killilea

Colton Underwood reportedly was open to having sex for the first time on The Bachelor. A source told TMZ that it’s very likely that he’d no longer be a virgin by the end of the season. Chris Harrison also joked about the possibility in interviews.

“Well, this year, because I know he’s the Bachelor, I brought in props, so there’s going to be a big presentation of what happens in the fantasy suite [with] 3D models,” Harrison told ET. But then the host seriously talked about how Underwood’s virginity makes him an interesting pick as the star.

“I think it’s going to be fascinating to go through this with a guy who … obviously, the secret’s out: He’s a virgin and also the question is is he ready?” he told Us Weekly. “Is he ready to commit? It’s going to be fun to go through it with a guy with so many unanswered questions.”

The preview showed that Underwood leaves set

The season preview dropped and it looks like there will be drama. That includes Underwood in tears hugging a woman in a green coat, who is reportedly a producer. He also ends up jumping a fence of the reality show’s mansion. There will also be some familiar faces like Ben Higgins, who was the star of The Bachelor Season 20.

It’s outrageous,” Higgins told Entertainment Tonight. “We were able to meet up, talk and catch up. What I got a sense of from my time on the show is that this season is going to be more genuine, raw and vulnerable than any season in a long time.”

He then continued, “I think what we all expected was that Colton would be doing this in the purest of ways with really the intent to grow and use this as a platform for him to grow into the man he will become. I saw that, I see that and I think we’re going to get to watch him continue to grow up right in front of our eyes.”

It looks like it’ll be another dramatic season of The Bachelor.

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