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If you think the Joe Dirt star would make a good BiP host, you’re in luck. In June 2021, David Spade was revealed to be among Season 7’s revolving celebrity hosts for the reality spinoff in lieu of Chris Harrison. Other hosts, so far, include *NSYNC star Lance Bass, rapper Lil Jon, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess. And while it’s unclear at the moment who else will be hosting the season, which premieres on Aug. 16, we have a few ideas that ABC should seriously take into consideration.
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“Can the Bachelor franchise read the room and realize that all we want is Wells to host Bachelor in Paradise?” Twitter user @_reidpalmer wrote on June 2. Adams was first featured on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette before replacing BiP’s beloved bartender Jorge in the spinoff’s fourth season. Now, it’s clear that Bachelor Nation wants him back — and this time as the host.
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The Bachelorette’s Season 14 lead is single and ready to mingle following her September 2020 split from Garrett Yrigoyen. But instead of hitting up the beach in Mexico as a contestant, many fans would like to see Kufrin host. “I would do Paradise if I could be Wells [Adams] or a sidekick to Wells,” she said on Blake Horstmann’s Behind the Rose podcast. “I could be the girl they could come to for advice that they probably don’t need or want, but it could be a fun time.”
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We know, we know — Viall has been on just about every one of the franchise’s shows, including The Bachelor, The Bachelorette (twice!), and Bachelor in Paradise. But all that means is that he has enough experience to help other contestants form real connections. It’s also worth noting that the 40-year-old was spotted in Mexico with fellow alums Jared Haibon, Ben Higgins, Wells Adams, and Dean Unglert. So the possibility of him being involved in BiP’s next season is strong.
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The Season 13 Bachelorette remains one of the most honest people in the entire franchise, and let’s be real: Bachelor in Paradise needs a host who tells the contestants like it is. Not to mention, she has a ton of hosting experience. Not only is Lindsay a correspondent for Extra, but she co-hosts multiple podcasts, including Bachelor Happy Hour with Kufrin. In other words, she’s the perfect choice.
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We know this may seem random (and it is), but the “Gravity” singer is actually a huge fan of The Bachelor. “I don’t even feel like it’s my fault for liking it,” he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012. “It’s not a guilty pleasure. It’s designed to be a pleasure.” Not to mention, having a singer-songwriter on set could be a good thing — especially for those impromptu romantic moments.
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As we know, ABC is planning to bring on multiple celebrity hosts for the upcoming season, so may we suggest a twofer? This married lovebirds are longtime fans of the franchise and even hosted a competition on Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette. Need we say more?
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Die-hard Bachelor fans probably remember the days when Bigg and Mollen were frequent guests on the franchise’s aftershow. And given their extensive knowledge of the series and its contestants, we think it may be time for this married pair to make their grand return. In Mexico. This summer. Thoughts?