5 Things to Expect on 'The Bachelor' Season 21
5 Things to Expect on 'The Bachelor' Season 21
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The Bachelor is just around the corner, but before Nick Viall officially hands out roses, here are five things you need to know about season 21.

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Former Bachelor Stars Offer Advice

As with almost every season of The Bachelor, familiar faces are expected to drop by in the premiere, usually to show support and offer advice to the new Bachelor star. This time, Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins will be sharing their words of wisdom to Nick as he tries to find love for the fourth time on TV.

Mystery Woman from the Past

According to the press release, Nick's search for love is threatened by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious woman from his past. Could she be someone from Bachelor Nation? What could be her intentions?

Group Dates, Concerts and Guest Stars

Some of the dates this season include a wedding photo shoot, a "breakup" performance with Nick in front of a live audience at Hollywood's Museum of Broken Relationships, a dance-off with The Backstreet Boys and a track and field face-off with guest Olympians Michelle Carter, Allyson Felix and Carl Lewis.

Destination Dates

Aside from Nick's hometown in Waukesha, Wisconsin, The Bachelor season 21 will head to New Orleans, where Nick and a group of women tour the French Quarter. There will also be a trip to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and Bimini in the Bahamas. The final three bachelorettes will travel to Lapland, Finland, where the overnight dates are set to take place.

Voluntary Exits

While the press release doesn't explicitly say that some women will quit the reality dating series, it did say that "if at any point a woman should decide that she's no longer interested in the Bachelor, she can reject his invitation to continue dating." And if the rumors are true, we can expect a few rejections along the way.

The Bachelor season 21 premieres Monday, January 2 at 8/7c on ABC.  

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