Bachelor in Paradise LIVE tonight – Fan favorite Demi Burnett makes surprise return as show airs TWICE this week

EPISODE two of season seven of Bachelor in Paradise sees a surprise appearance from Demi Burnett.

After the premiere episode aired last week, a rose ceremony is already on the horizon and the women are feeling pressure to find their match.

A preview of tonight's episode shows the flames of this fire being fanned when guest host David Spade brings out Demi Burnett, adding to the tension as she locks eyes with the beach's most in-demand men.

Demi was a contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor but was eliminated by Colton Underwood during week 6.

You can watch Bachelor in Paradise tonight at 8pm ET on ABC followed by a second episode which will air at the same time tomorrow.

Read our Bachelor in Paradise live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Julia Fields

    DEMI BURNETT AND DEREK PETH

    After being eliminated by Underwood in week 6 of The Bachelor, Burnett turned to BiP to find love and hooked up with contestant Derek Peth.

    Still, Burnett's relationship with Peth was short-lived and without drama after revealing she still had feelings for a woman who identifies as fluid.

    Burnett eventually broke it off with Peth so the woman she had been dating at home could join the show.

  • Julia Fields

    BLAKE HORSTMANN ACCUSES PRODUCERS OF EDITING BUG INTO TAZJUAN'S HAIR

    Blake, 32, made a shocking allegation against Bachelor franchise producers as he claimed the show "edited a BUG" into a scene to add interest.

    The BiP alum screen-recorded the intimate scene between Tahzjuan Hawkins, 25, and Tré Cooper, 26, where a fly intercepted their conversation.

    While Tré did his best to locate a bug that was bothering his companion, Blake made hilarious commentary on the scene which he called "fake."

    "Guys was this bug edited in? This does not look real," he told his fans.

    "Wait the f**k….GUYS! That was a computer-generated bug," he ranted, adding: "We're rewinding that."

    "They're now editing bugs into this f**king show?" Blake joked, captioning his post: "Hold the f**k on. Guys that bug wasn't real."

  • Julia Fields

    WHO IS VICTORIA LARSON?

    Larson is an entrepreneur and a former contestant on The Bachelor.

    Although she is a New York City native, Larson currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

    She attended Florida State University on a full academic scholarship.

    Larson left college to "venture on self-discovery in a non-college setting" and recently chose to return to her education through a health coach training program.

    She revealed that she once had a history of prescription drug abuse and struggled with Adderall addiction.

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    VICTORIA SLAMMED FOR CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

    Victoria, 28, was been slammed by fans for wearing a bindi on her forehead during the show's premiere on Monday night as they accused her of "cultural appropriation."

    The reality star made the transition from the "Queen" of the Bachelor franchise to the self-proclaimed "Goddess" as she posed in a huge gold crown during the first episode.

    The TV personality ditched her tiara for a bigger headpiece as she lay in a white bikini and robe amidst a throne of ropes.

    In a zoomed-in clip, viewers watched as Victoria sported a bindi, traditional Hindu religious decor, on her forehead.

    Several took to Twitter to rip her for the mishap, one writing: "Victoria wearing a bindi on #bachelorinparadise ok I guess we're bringing the cultural appropriation from Coachella this season."

    "Yes because all that was left for Victoria to conquer was appropriation," a second agreed.

  • Julia Fields

    WHO IS PIEPER JAMES?

    According to her ABC bio from her previous appearance on The Bachelor, James is, "the total package."

    Along with being a reality TV star, James is also a model and even did a campaign with Nike back in 2020.

    According to her Instagram bio, she is signed to Q6 Model and Artist Management and 10 MGMT.

    She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2019 and double-majored in political science and sociology while minoring in business, according to her LinkedIn profile.

    James is currently working on her Master's Degree in Marketing at DePaul University.

    "Getting my M.S. to avoid some B.S.," she joked in her Instagram bio.

    Along with working in the Bachelor franchise, she currently works as an Account Coordinator at EP+Co.

  • Julia Fields

    WHO IS BRENDAN MORAIS?

    Brendan Morais, 31, was one of season 16's Bachelorette contestants who were looking to win Tayshia Adam's heart in the show.

    However, he quit the competition during week 11.

    According to his ABC biography, Brendan is all about that initial attraction when meeting a woman.

    He loves to make a woman feel desired and describes himself as a true romantic.

    In his free time, Brendan loves some good true crime, working out and hanging out with his friends.

  • Julia Fields

    FANS PRAISE DAVID SPADE AS HOST

    After Chris, 50, stepped down from the show following his racism scandal from Matt James’ season earlier this year, ABC announced Bachelor In Paradise will have a rotation of celebrity guest hosts. 

    Just minutes into the show, fans declared the Joe Dirt actor as the superior host between him and Chris. 

    “‘Wanna see me chug that s**t?’ David Spade has in a half hour become more relatable than Chris Harrison ever was lol,” one fan praised the host. 

    A second praised: “Why did we put up with 200 years of personality-of-a-golf-club-Chris Harrison when we could have had David Spade cracking dad jokes and lil Jon us up this whole time.”

    “David is making this season fun to watch. Chris had no personality so he’s definitely not missed,” a third wrote. 

    One more fan insisted: “David spade is already 10x better than chris harrison sorry.”

  • Julia Fields

    FAKING KENNY'S NUDITY?

    Bachelor in Paradise fans thought producers FAKED Kenny Braasch's nudity after they spotted a 'mistake' on the show premiere.

    The contestant appeared completely nude in the season premiere as producers censored parts of his body.

    However, BIP fans aren't convinced that Kenny actually showed up in his "birthday suit" as a fan account spotted the reality star wearing shorts in the same scene that he was censored in.

    The Twitter account, Bachelor Fantake pointed out the blunder in a tweet capturing the clip of a group of the men sitting on the couch, where Kenny was donning blue shorts.

    They captioned the photo: "They forgot Kenny's sensor in this shot."

    The page also shared another photo from the same scene where a black bar is hovering over Kenny's apparent "nude" body.

  • Julia Fields

    IS DEMI BURNETT BISEXUAL?

    During week 2, season 6 of BiP, Tayshia Adams is seen speaking to Burnett, who spends the scene speaking about her feelings as a woman who identifies as fluid.

    Burnett explains she was dating a woman back home and still thinks about her all the time during filming.

    Yet, Burnett sparks up a romance with contestant Derek Peth.

    The then-24-year-old explains to Adams that she worries Peth will abandon her when he learns of her bisexuality and dating history.

    “I really don’t know what I want, and that’s what I’m trying to figure out. And I don’t want to hurt anybody,” Burnett admits.

    “I’m afraid of how people are going to take it. I’m afraid of how people change their minds about me.”

    The woman was revealed to be Kristian Haggerty, who made a surprise appearance and ended up joining the show to continue her relationship with Burnett in Paradise.

    This would make the couple the franchise's first same-sex on-air relationship.

    Burnett and Haggerty would eventually get engaged during the show's season finale.

  • Julia Fields

    HOW OLD IS DEMI BURNETT?

    Burnett, 26, is famously recognized as a contestant on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor, where she was eliminated during week 6.

    After being eliminated from the show, she appeared on season six of Bachelor in Paradise.

    However, during her 2019 BiP premiere, Burnett shocked fans when she came out on national television.

    Demi is reportedly around 5ft 2in.

  • Julia Fields

    WHERE IS BACHELOR IN PARADISE FILMED?

    Along with previous seasons, Bachelor in Paradise 2021 was filmed at the Playa Escondida resort in Sayulita, Mexico.

    Sayulita is a small town in Mexico along the Pacific Ocean.

    Paradise 2020 was forced to take the year off due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Julia Fields

    MEN HAVE THE ROSES

    The season premiere showcased how the cast members meet, mingle and try to have a little fun.

    However, when the day is over, the men select their pick of women until the extra females are left without a partner, thus eliminating them immediately.

    At the end of the premiere, no contestant was sent home.

  • Julia Fields

    DEMI IS BACK

    A preview of tonight's episode shows the flames of this fire being fanned when guest host David Spade brings out Demi Burnett, adding to the tension as she locks eyes with the beach's most in-demand men.

    Demi Burnett was a contestant on season 23 of the Bachelor but was eliminated by Colton Underwood during week 6.

  • Julia Fields

    WHO WERE THE FIRST TO ARRIVE LAST WEEK?

    Without Chris Harrison, Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will see a rotating roster of several celebrities filling in as host, including David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and Lil Jon.

    Therefore, in Episode 1, guest host David Spade introduced us to the 23 initial contestants, who are Aaron Clancy, Abigail Heringer, Brendan Morais, Connor Brennan, Deandra Kanu, Ivan Hall, James Bonsall, Jessenia Cruz, Joe Amabile, Karl Smith, Kelsey Weier, Kenny Braasch, Mari Pepin-Solis, Maurissa Gunn, Natasha Parker, Noah Erb, Serena Chew, Serena Pitt, Tahzjuan Hawkins, Tammy Ly, Tre Cooper, Victoria Larson, and Victoria Paul.

  • Julia Fields

    HOW TO WATCH BACHELOR IN PARADISE

    The show will air live on ABC Mondays starting August 16, at 8pm EST.

    Fans can also stream the dating show on Hulu and HBO Max.

  • Julia Fields

    WHO HAS GOTTEN ENGAGED IN THE PAST?

    See all the engagements from each season of Bachelor in Paradise below 🌹

    Season 1 💍

    • Lacy Faddoul & Marcus Grodd

    Season 2 💍

    • Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert

    Season 3 💍

    • Amanda Stanton & Josh Murray
    • Carly Waddell & Evan Bass
    • Lace Morris & Grant Kemp

    Season 4 💍

    • Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth

    Season 5 💍

    • Chris Randone & Krystal Nielson
    • Jordan Kimball & Jenna Cooper

    Season 6 💍

    • Demi Burnett & Kristian Haggerty
    • Dylan Barbour & Hannah Godwin
    • Chris Bukowski & Katie Morton

    Season 7 💍

    • The rumored engagements from Season 7 of BIP 

    HOW DOES BACHELOR IN PARADISE WORK?

    The show starts off with more men than women, the men then give roses to the women they want to get to know.

    In the first episode, two women are left without a rose and then asked to leave to be replaced by two men.

    The second episode is the same concept except the women give roses to the men, sending two home.

    They then take turns doing the same concept for the next seven weeks.

    Reality Steve reported that contestants get paid anywhere between $7,000 to $15,000 for their time on the show.

    WHAT IS BACHELOR IN PARADISE?

    Bachelor in Paradise is another spin-off show in the Bachelor franchise.

    On this reality show, former contenders from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette get a second chance at love in a tropical location.

    The show airs during the off-season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as the former contestants meet and mingle at a beautiful Mexican resort.

    Unlike the other shows, the men and women have equal opportunities to give someone a rose as there is no set star searching for love.

    WHO IS IN THE BACHELOR IN PARADISE CAST?

    The official lineup of Bachelor in Paradise has been revealed and includes:

    • Becca Kufrin
    • Tia Booth
    • Serena Pitt
    • Connor Brennan
    • Kendall Long
    • Kelsey Weier
    • Victoria Larson
    • Serena Chew
    • Mari Pepin
    • Joe Amabile
    • Abigail Heringer
    • Tammy Ly
    • Jessenia Cruz
    • Karl Smith
    • Connor Brennan
    • Brendan Morais
    • Deandra Kanu
    • Ivan Hall
    • Kenny Braasch
    • Natasha Parker
    • Maurissa Gunn
    • Noah Erb
    • Tahzjuan Hawkins
    • Victoria Paul
    • Aaron Clancy
    • James Bonsall
    • Tre Cooper
    • Thomas Jacobs

    WHO IS HOSTING BACHELOR IN PARADISE?

    David Spade, 56, is an American actor, comedian, and TV host.

    He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s and has starred in various Hollywood films such as Black Sheep, Joe Dirt, and Grown Ups part one and two.

    The actor formerly voiced Ranger Frank in The Rugrats Movie and Kuzco in The Emperor's New Groove animated film.

    Spade was officially named the first Bachelor in Paradise guest host replacement on June 2, 2021, according to Page Six.

    WHEN DID BACHELOR IN PARADISE START?

    Bachelor in Paradise will begin airing on ABC on August 16, 2021.

    The series will start filming in June, between Katie Thurston and Michelle Young's back-to-back seasons of The Bachelorette.

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