Bachelor in Paradise 2021: new host, premiere date, and everything else you need to know

The Bachelor in Paradise 2021season is about to shake up your reality TV schedule

bachelor in paradise 2021, In the premiere episode of what promises to be another wild ride of "Bachelor in Paradise," our favorite members of Bachelor Nation begin their journey for another chance at finding love at a luxurious Mexico resort, airing MONDAY, AUG. 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images) FRONT ROW: JOHN PAUL JONES, NICOLE LOPEZ-ALVAR, BIBIANA JULIAN, WILLS REID, JANE AVERBUKH, BLAKE HORSTMANN, DEREK PETH, DEMI BURNETT, HANNAH GODWIN, TAYSHIA ADAMS BACK ROW: KATIE MORTON, DYLAN BARBOUR, ANNALIESE PUCCINI, CHRIS BUKOWSKI, CAM AYALA, ONYEKA EHIE, SYDNEY LOTUACO, CLAY HARBOR, CHRIS HARRISON, KEVIN FORTENBERRY, CAELYNN MILLER-KEYES
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As Wells Adams said: "It's getting hot, hot, hot!" Bachelor in Paradise 2021 is about to make its tropical return to TVs everywhere, and fans are anxious to see what romantic adventures (and misadventures) unfold on the beach. 

Hopefully, no one will encounter a riff quite like The Bachelorette's now-iconic Greg and Katie fight, but let's be real—we can't make any promises.



Who is the host for Bachelor in Paradise 2021?

Fans' mouths dropped when they came across headlines like "Chris Harrison leaves Bachelor franchise." After a 19-year tenure, the mainstay host has exited the show due to a 2021 controversy. In his place, BiP will have several guest hosts, including David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and, perhaps most interestingly, Lil Jon. 

Who's in the Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast?

ABC revealed the Bachelor in Paradise cast members in July—a roster we were all patiently looking forward to. Here are The Bachelor and Bachelorette alumni hitting the island: 

  • Becca Kufrin (Arie's season)
  • Tia Booth (Arie's season) 
  • Kendall Long ((Arie's season)
  • Abigail Heringer of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Brendan Morais of The Bachelorette Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Deandra Kanu of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Ivan Hall of The Bachelorette (Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Jessenia Cruz of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Joe Amabile of The Bachelorette (Becca's season)
  • Karl Smith of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  • Kelsey Weir of  The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Kenny Braasch of The Bachelorette (Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Mari Pepin-Solis of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Maurissa Gunn The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Natasha Parker of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Noah Erb of The Bachelorette (Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Serena Chew of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Serena Pitt of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Tahzjuan Hawkins of The Bachelor (Colton's season)
  • Tammy Ly of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Victoria Larson of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Victoria Paul of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Aaron Clancy of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  • Connor Brennan of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  • Tre Cooper of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  •  James Bonsall of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)

How to watch Bachelor in Paradise 2021: 

As the summer cools down, the reality TV fan-favorite will heat things back up. The show—which was on hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic—will resume on August 16, 2021 on ABC at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central. 

Those in the U.S. are able to catch BiP on ABC (with episodes dropping on Hulu the next day). 

If you're not in the U.S., and the show is not being broadcast on any channels in the country you're in, you can still watch the show using a VPN. Our favorite VPN service is ExpressVPN—rated one of the best, by our colleagues at TechRadar.

If you sign up for an annual plan you'll get an extra 3 months absolutely FREE. And it's risk-free—if you change your mind in the first 30 days, let them know and they'll give you your money back.

After setting up your VPN, all you have to do is select any location in the U.S. and head over to ABC to tune in.

Watch the Bachelor in Paradise sneak peek:

Sure the accommodations are lofty, but something tells us the term "paradise" will take on a whole new meaning for some contestants. 

We'll see you there, folks!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.