The matchmaking-themed US reality series The Bachelor kicks off its 19th series premiering on Sunday 26 Feb at 6.25pm on ITVBe, following 33-year old Iowan farmer Chris Soules as he searches for love.
This dreamboat farmer was a fan favourite on the tenth season of The Bachelorette, and female fans fell hard for the soft-spoken man with a heart of gold. Chris hopes to find his soulmate as a record 30 bachelorettes begin the romantic adventure to capture his heart.
In this special extended season opener – which was broadcast live in the US – Chris prepares for the night of his life as 30 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamouring to meet him, begin to arrive. Amongst the throng in this epic first episode are Britt, who rocks Chris’s world with a memorable bear hug.
Not to be outdone, Tara arrives wearing Daisy Dukes and cowboy boots, Amanda blindfolds the object of her affection and slips into the party before Chris can see her, while Reegan, a cadaver tissue saleswoman, brings the Bachelor a heartfelt surprise in a medical cooler, and Tandra, a six-foot
blonde, roars up on a motorcycle in a gorgeous evening gown and biker boots.
After his first rose ceremony, 22 women will remain to compete for Chris’s affection, but one woman has something else on her mind and takes matters into her own hands, and what should have been the start of Chris’s romantic journey could become one of the most dramatic twists in Bachelor history!
The Bachelor Series 19 airs on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 6.25pm on ITVBe.