ABC has announced that coming soon on their network is a new show titled Bachelor Pad, which will feature past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants living and competing together in a Big Brother style challenge.
Bachelor Pad will bring back 20 memorable contestants from the previous 13 Bachelor and five Bachelorette seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog. The program will represent the first “all-stars” reunion series for the franchise.
“All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show,” says executive producer Martin Hilton. “It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.”
Though the contestants have yet to be revealed, Hilton says top players and former winners of the previous seasons will be on the show. The show will feature various challenges, some inspired by incidents from past seasons. Contestants will be eliminated from the house at the end of each episode.
The Bachelor and Bachelorette host Chris Harrison will be hosting the show, which is set to premier during the summer.
The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, confirmed to RadarOnline that Jillian andEd will definitely tie the knot and have finally set their wedding date. Apparently, the two were suppose to announce their wedding date on Monday night’s premier episode of the Bachelor, but they later had a change of heart after deciding they wanted some privacy for their wedding.
ABC had teased weeks before the premier that Jillian and Ed would make a special announcement on the show. An ABC spokesperson confirms to RealityTVWorld that the announcement was indeed going to be a wedding date. “They were worried about how the announcement would have affected their personal life, so they decided to pull it.”
It is a bit surprising to see these two going the distance considering the fact that two women came out publicly last year with evidence claiming Ed had cheated on Jillian with both of them. Lindsay Johnson and Bethany Steffen claimed that Ed slept with both of them during his relationship and engagement with Jillian.
Jillian has always stood by her man by dismissing the claims of the other women. “It was strange the way they were attacked and kind of still are, but they are kind of like what the hell are you going to do? They are living their lives and they are doing good,” Harrison said of the couple.
The couple told GMAa few months ago that they expected to get married in Canada.
Bachelorette couple, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, were spotted on Wednesday shopping at the new Victoria’s Secret store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Jillian says, even though Ed isn’t complaining, she needs to add more to her lingerie collection.
According to People.com, both Ed and Jillian say the sexiest way to go is with “no panties” and “no bras”. A little too much information for a couple who have been in the spotlight for Ed’s alleged cheating.
The couple, who recently moved in together, couldn’t wait to talk about newly engaged Molly Malaney and her beau Jason Mesnick. Jason proposed to Molly in New Zealand. “We had no idea they got engaged and we just literally talked to them yesterday,” Harris said, adding that they just found out. “They sent us a picture of them in New Zealand and they looked so happy … I guess I never thought about it, but them being in New Zealand would be the best time to do it. It all makes sense!”
Jillian believes the couple are “awesome together,” despite all the drama that surrounded their relationship initially. Jillian reveals that the four of them hung out in Vancouver and she and Ed look forward to future outings with Jason and Molly.
What does Jillian think of Jake Pavelka as the new Bachelor?
Jillian says, it’s akward seeing him date other women since he was one of my suitors. Nevertheless, she is thrilled that he may find his mate.
“I think he’s going to make an interesting Bachelor,” Jillian said. “He’s definitely got a lot of emotion so I think he’ll be very fun to watch.”
The couple, currently living together in Ed’s one bedroom Chicago condo, both admit it took a lot of effort to get to this next step in their relationship. Who can forget two of Ed’s former girlfriends coming forward last August to reveal that Ed had continued relationships with both of them during his time on The Bachelorette, and even after he became engaged to Jillian.
Ed is willing to admit some wrongdoing on his part but still claims those very believable reports of his cheating were exaggerated. “I was a bachelor in every sense of the word,” Ed admits. “I am not an angel, but things were exaggerated.”
Jillian continues to maintain Ed did nothing wrong — “It would be more naïve of me to trust [these women] than to trust the person I’m going to bed with every single night and have spoken to every single night,” says Jillian.
You can read more about this story in the current issue of PEOPLE.
“I do hope it works out for them; the odds are against them,” she toldUsmagazine at the Madison & Mulholland charity suite in West Hollywood over the weekend.
“Supposedly Jillan and Ed are head over heels in love. I haven’t hung out with them, but we have mutual friends, and they say they are just crazy about each other,” she added. “It seems to be working so far.”
It was reported that Ed cheated on Jillian with 2 different women during the taping of The Bachelorette, and also just 8 days after proposing to her.
This news did not surprise DeAnna who says, “I wasn’t an Ed fan while [Jillian] was filming the show.”
“I think some people go on the shows with different intentions and maybe they are not open in the beginning what their intentions are,” she told US, without elaborating. “So in the end, you get duped.”
DeAnna is however a bit more optimistic about Bachelor couple, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who are still together despite the odds. “They are so happy, and I do think that they are going to get married,” said DeAnna. “They really just get each other, and it works for them.”
The Bachelorette’sJillian Harris and fiancé Ed Swiderski appeared on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday. Amidst all the rumors, the duo seems determined to stay together.
“We want everybody to know we are extremely happy and in love,” Ed tells Ellen, so much that the couple packed up Jillian’s home in Vancouver this past weekend and are officially moving in together next week.
“I’m all packed up and ready to go,” the 30-year-old smiled.
Ed attempted to explain away his alleged bad behavior by saying – “In every sense of the word, I was a bachelor before I went on the show, but I am not perfect. I am a human being.”
Ed goes on to say that he and Jillian have their struggles like any normal relationship and he is sure that fans of “The Bachelorette” would love to know the details, but there are things that should be kept private.
Ed also talked about the two women who started the “cheating allegation” controversy about him in the media. He says, “I don’t know what motivates someone to do something like that. I did have dialogue with these women and I know them pretty well. I don’t know what caused that.”
In other news, Jillian dished to E! News on Thursday at the Rosa Cha show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. Interestingly, Ed was unable to attend the event with her. Oddly enough, It was Ed’s idea for Jillian to be accompanied by Mike Steinberg, New York baseball camp owner that was eliminated in episode four of The Bachelorette.
“She is doing really well,” Melissa toldUsmagazine Wednesday at a charity event in L.A. “Her and Ed are happy, and I know she is going to become a U.S. citizen. She’s moving to Chicago.”
“You know, granted it’s not my business to comment, but Jillian’s real life is fantastic,” continued Melissa. When asked if she believes Jillian and Ed will still wed, Melissa says, “I absolutely do…I know they love each other, and I know they are planning a wedding, and I know she wants to marry him. I hope it works out for them.”
In the meantime, Melissa continues to plan her wedding to fiance, Tye Strickland.
RealitySteve.com blogger has revealed the full contents of the multiple emails that took place between Ed and his girlfriends, right before and during the filming of theBachelorette.
One of the most shocking comments made by Ed came 3 weeks before he left to film the show. Ed assured then girlfriend, Bethany, not to worry. “You worry too much!” he wrote. “You know I never took this thing seriously. In addition, I’ve let the director know that I would be doing the show for the wrong reasons as I am not, in any way, attracted to the chick.”
More of the emails are revealed below -
From: Ed Swiderski
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 12:01 PM To: Bethany Steffen
Babe: this is great email. And I appreciate it.
You worry too much! Let’s talk about it in person ok?
You know I never took this thing seriously. In addition, I’ve let the Director know that I would be doing the show for the wrong reasons as I am not, in any way, attracted to the chick.
It’s still about a 25% chance of me going, though it’s seriously the last thing I’m thinking about right now…