Chad Johnson Returning to The Bachelor Franchise — Well, Sort Of
Chad Johnson is one of the most controversial figures to ever appear on any of The Bachelor franchise shows. And yet, for as much flak as he gets on social media, there are a lot of people who find him to be one of the most entertaining people on any of the Bachelor Nation shows. So that’s probably why he’s being brought back to The Bachelor franchise — sort of.
“The Chad” will be featured on the latest Bachelor spinoff, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, a reality series focusing on fan-favorite couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell.
Although Ben and Chad weren’t on the same season of The Bachelorette, the two men met one another at the most recent After the Final Rose special. Apparently, Chad will be visiting the couple in Denver, although why is anyone’s guess. But with a guy like Chad, who’s a lightning rod for drama and intense TV, I’m not sure a reason is really necessary.
Of course, I fully expect for his appearance to be controversial among those in the Bachelor Nation. Some people love him, some people hate him, and others just love to hate him. I’m kind of ambivalent on the guy, but I can see why Freeform would want him on the show, especially after the amount of drama he gave them on Bachelor In Paradise this season. Ben and Lauren seem like delightful people, but their show doesn’t look terribly interesting.
That said, I’m really not expecting this to end well for anybody. But who knows? Maybe Chad will surprise us. I suppose anything is possible, even though I’m not going to hold my breath or anything.
But what do you think about Chad Johnson heading to Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? Sound off in the comments!
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