‘The Bachelor’ spoilers: Arie Luyendyk Jr. to join Sean Lowe in premiere

Sean Lowe as "The Bachelor"When “The Bachelor” starts up on January 7, there will be more than one man who is taking center stage; in addition to Sean Lowe, we are also going to see an appearance from none other than a fellow Emily Maynard castoff in Arie Luyendyk Jr.. Like Sean, Arie was sent home in favor of Jef Holm, who is ironically also single now as he and Emily broke up earlier this fall.

This announcement was great by ABC, but we also have a major qualm to go along with it: why in the world is the show releasing so many details about their first episode over a month before the show premieres? It feels almost as though executive producer Mike Fleiss is desperately trying to combat spoilers by beating them to the punch (as this similar sort of press release strategy was done last year), but why not at least try to make some elements of the show a mystery for those who are lucky enough to not know the winner?

We’re not going to share the full release since it gives away pretty much half the episode; instead, here is a tease of something that should get you excited enough about this year’s wacky introductions via the limos arriving at the mansion:

“Arriving at the mansion for the first cocktail party, Sean is nervous, but seeing how excited the women are to meet him calms him down. These amazing women all make unique and lasting impressions, including a beautiful make-up artist who marks her territory with a kiss on Sean’s cheek. A gorgeous engineer back flips out of the limousine – only to fall, unceremoniously, on her behind. A lovely cruise ship singer serenades Sean with an original song about their future love. A sexy hairdresser shocks Sean when she admits she’s obsessed with the book Fifty Shades of Grey. A beauty dressed as a blushing bride steals the first real kiss of the night. However, Sean is so taken with one voluptuous woman, he decides to break the rules and offers her the first rose, to the dismay of the rest of the shocked and jealous women. But the last limo holds a real surprise: One additional guest shows up and changes the game. The competition shifts into high gear.”

Does it annoy you how much of “The Bachelor” is starting to be given away these days, or do you look at this as more of a necessary evil at this point given the presence of spoilers almost anywhere you turn? If you want some more scoop about Sean’s overnight dates, you can find it out here.

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