Well, how about this for a historic announcement during The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special tonight? We expected the interview between Raven Gates and Chris Harrison (with Nick Viall awkwardly sitting there) to be somewhat predictable. Yet, what we saw instead is something that took us completely by surprise — the news that we’re going to be seeing her on Bachelor in Paradise season 4 this summer!
The Raven Gates – Bachelor in Paradise 4 news is mostly just shocking because this isn’t something that’s ever announced at one of these things. We’re still months away from filming, and when you think about that, it’s very well possible that Raven changes her mind. What if she finds love between now and then? She did certainly seem to confirm that she is a part of the show to Harrison, but we’d put an asterisk on it for now just because some things can change.
Raven will be filming the show presumably in a couple of months in the late spring / early summer, and there will easily be some other contenders from this season, as well. Corinne Olympios is going to be coveted heavily by ABC brass, and we figure that we could see someone like Kristina or a Danielle L. turn up in some capacity, as well. We also figure that there’ll be one inexplicable casting that comes from an early boot on Nick’s season, just because that always seems to happen, as well.
As for whether or not Raven will find love in Paradise, we absolutely think a million times over that she is going to be courted. Given that every different person on the show is going to want airtime, and they know that Raven is extremely popular, people will be asking her on dates.
One of the other things that we wonder at present is if Nick getting on The Bachelor after doing Paradise is going to make casting that show with A-listers all the easier. Now, there’s proof that you can do Paradise and find a way to transition from this to being the lead of another season down the line.
In the end, we’re going to see what happens when the new batch of episodes premieres on ABC this summer.
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