ABC recently announced a new premiere night premiere for “Bachelor in Paradise,” (August14 and 15), almost a week later than the originally planned August 8 premiere date. And on top of that, they convinced the two cast members at the center of their misconduct scandal to appear on their reunion special after the season airs.
After an initial investigation did “not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member,” production resumed on the show.
While Corinne Olympios originally said, “While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, and while I was invited to return to ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return,” she has now said she will appear on the reunion special.
“I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor In Paradise Special,” Olympios said in a statement.
DeMario Jackson told TMZ something similar, “I’m doing the Men Tell All for “‘The Bachelorette’ and I’ll be doing ‘Paradise’ as well. I owe it to my cast mates. They’ve been very supportive of me throughout this whole entire thing and I want to thank them all personally, face to face — give them all hugs and bro out or sis out, or whatever. They’ve been so helpful.”