The Bachelor contestants enter the mansion to meet Joey Graziadei – live

The Bachelor season 28 teaser

The Bachelor is back tonight (Monday, 22 January), with former Bachelorette contestant Joey Graziadei returning for his second chance at love.

Joey was announced as the next Bachelor during The Bachelorette’s season 20 finale, where he finished in second place.

Season 28 will welcome back host Jesse Palmer, who took over from Chris Harrison in 2021 after he was fired due to controversial comments he made in an Extra interview.

The new season – which will see 32 women entering the Bachelor mansion, all competing for roses and, ultimately, Joey’s heart – comes off the heels of the wildly successful Golden Bachelor spin-off. In that series, the franchises’ first septuagenarian, Gerry Turner, found his second chance at love with his new wife Theresa Nist. The two recently tied the knot on live television.

US viewers will be able to tune into the premiere episode of The Bachelor tonight on ABC at 5pm PT/8pm ET tonight.


Meet The Bachelor contestants vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart

Who are the 32 women vying for Joey’s heart? Find the full roster below:

Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor’


This instalment of ABC’s hugely popular reality dating series will see 32 women competing for the heart of one man

Inga Parkel22 January 2024 18:30


Nearly half a year after Joey Graziadei placed second on season 20 of The Bachelorette, he returns as the star of The Bachelor season 28.

Read more about the 28-year-old tennis teaching professional here:

Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor’


‘The Bachelorette’ fan-favourite Joey Graziadei returns as season 28’s bachelor

Inga Parkel22 January 2024 18:00


Welcome to The Independent’s inaugural The Bachelor liveblog. We’ll be watching the season 28 premiere of the show and bringing you updates, reactions and all the biggest talking points. So stay tuned and follow along!

Inga Parkel22 January 2024 17:31