After a villainous turn on The Bachelorette and an unforgettable stint on Bachelor in Paradise, Chad Johnson will return to our screens once again. ET has learned the muscle man is filming an appearance on Bachelor Nation darlings Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s upcoming reality show!
Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? premieres in October on Freeform and follows the pair as they settle into life in Denver. Bushnell has started a lifestyle blog and the two are living together. She spoke with ET at a dinner celebrating the launch of her blog just weeks ago, and dished about how their relationship has changed since their time on The Bachelor ended earlier this year. Bushnell also shared that their wedding plans will likely be filmed for Happily Ever After.
Exactly what Johnson’s appearance will entail, we don’t yet know. It may seem surprising that the villain would be part of Ben and Lauren’s lives, but this isn’t their first time meeting “The Chad.” The three were in the studio audience at After the Final Rose for JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers on August 2.
So, Chad’s reign in reality TV is not yet over. ET has learned several other possible TV gigs have been floated by the money-loving real estate agent, and Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss even suggested the idea of a spinoff for Chad at one point. Granted, that was before Chad’s comments on BIP, though he has since apologized.
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