Bachelor in Paradise LIVE – Lance Bass takes over David Spade hosting duties as villain Thomas arrives to stir up drama
25th August 2021

BACHELOR In Paradise got a new host as Lance Bass took over for David Spade.

Tuesday's episode marked the entrance of villain Thomas Jacobs.

Early on in the episode, Lance shocks the show's stars by making his grand entrance as NSYNC's It's Gonna Be Me played.

The singer told the group, "Well if you wanted to know who your next host is gonna be, it's gonna be me."

Thomas received a less positive response when it made his way onto the beach.

During the episode's preview, it was revealed that there will be "a confrontation between Thomas and the guys."

Tonight's episode of Bachelor in Paradise will also air at 8pm ET on ABC.

Read our Bachelor in Paradise live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    THOMAS SLAMMED AS 'INSECURE' FOR DISCUSSING HEIGHT

    As Thomas Jacobs introduced himself to the women on the beach, a video compilation followed that showed the contestant bragging about his height.

    In a confessional, Thomas' rival Aaron Clancy slammed him as "insecure" for noting that he's 6'6".

    Fans seemed to agree, as one wrote on Twitter: "Not Thomas flexing his height."

    Another wrote: "Are the guys overreacting? Probably. Does Thomas seemingly bring up his height a lot? Seems like it."

    A third added: "Thomas really knows he has zero substance because he can’t talk about anything but his height."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    AARON EXPLAINS HIS BEEF WITH THOMAS

    Shortly after Thomas Jacobs arrived at the beach, the other men sat down with Aaron Clancy to discuss his drama with the fellow contestant.

    When asked to explain their problems, Aaron claimed Thomas only competed on Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette in order to improve his "platform."

    "He said, 'If I meet The Bachelorette and I like her that's great, but if I don't at least I'll have a platform,'" he said.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    'STIRRING THE POT'

    Shortly after Thomas Jacobs stepped on the beach, fans rushed to Twitter to poke fun at the Bachelor in Paradise producers as they sent in the villain from Katie Thurston's season of The Bachelorette.

    One person wrote joked that "the producers are sending Thomas in KNOWING he's going to stir the pot."

    Alongside a gif of men laughing, another added: "The producers sending in Thomas."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    LANCE TEASES MORE MEN ARE COMING

    After Lance Bass revealed himself as this episode's guest host, he teased thatmore men are coming to the beach.

    After noting that the women have the "power," Lance told the group: "We got some hot men coming in this week.

    "So guys, you better watch out. Be on top of your game because you know how it works."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    'SAVAGE'

    Early on during Tuesday's episode, contestant Noah Erb said he thought the week would be "savage."

    Noah said in a confessional interview: "I think this week is gonna be savage."

    After noting that women have the power this episode, he added: "If some of us guys don't step up their game, a lot of them are gonna go home."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    THOMAS DUBBED AS 'BAD BOY'

    During the preview for Tuesday's episode, fans got a sneak peak at Thomas Jacobs' enterance.

    While the men seemed upset by the villain's arrival, the women appeared more than happy to meet the newcomer.

    Many of the women pointed out his "bad boy" reputation, with numerous contestants admitting they're attracted to his persona.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WELLS ADAMS FOR HOST?

    During Monday's episode of Bachelor in Paradise, bartender Wells Adams took on the role of host and ran the rose ceremony.

    After the rose ceremony, Wells wrote on Twitter: "I’d like to talk to you about your cars extended warranty. What did y’all think of the @BachParadise last night? Did I ruin the rose ceremony?"

    Viewers rushed to the comments section to praise the former contestant and said he should host the show, as one person said: "You were great! I don't think we need the other celebrity hosts. You can do it all!"

    Another added: "Why aren’t you the new host officially? We all want it to be you and just you. Host AND bartender."

    A third chimed in: "You're a natural."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    FANS ARE 'JEALOUS' OF CAST

    After the Bachelor in Paradise Twitter account shared a teaser clip of the cast meeting guest host Lance Bass, many fans took to the comments section to express their jealousy of the stars.

    One person wrote: "i have never been more jealous of people in the bachelor/bachelorette franchise."

    Another added: "Soooo jealous!!!"

    A third chimed in: "Whooo hooo so awesome!!"

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHO IS DEMI BURNETT?

    Demi Burnett made her return to the beach during Monday's episode of Bachelor in Paradise.

    The 26-year-old is famously recognized as a contestant on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor, where she was eliminated during week 6.

    After being eliminated from the show, she appeared on season six of Bachelor in Paradise.

    However, during her 2019 BiP premiere, Burnett shocked fans when she came out on national television.

    During week 2, season 6 of BiP, Tayshia Adams is seen speaking to Burnett, who spends the scene speaking about her feelings as a woman who identifies as fluid.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHO WAS ELIMINATED?

    Monday's episode of Bachelor in Paradise marked the first elimination ceremony of the season.

    On the second episode of the season, three contestants were sent home.

    During the final rose ceremony at the end of episode 2 Kelsey Weier, Victoria Larson, and Serena Chew were eliminated and sent home.

    However, contestant Victoria Paul quit the show when her "secret boyfriend" was exposed by rivals Tammy Ly and Kelsey Weier.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    FANS DEMAND DAVID SPADE BECOME FULL-TIME HOST

    Despite only hosting two episodes of Bachelor in Paradise, fans quickly took a liking to David Spade and insisted he take over as the full-time host.

    Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "All of Bachelor Nation campaigning for David Spade to permanently host."

    Another said: “David Spade is by far my favorite part about the bachelor in paradise.”

    A following person commented: “We only got 2 episodes with David Spade?! #BachelorInParadise."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    WHY DID DAVID SPADE LEAVE BACHELOR IN PARADISE?

    Despite winning over fans as the show's guest host, David Spade said he only ever wanted to host a few episodes of the reality show as filling in Chris Harrison’s shoes was harder than he had imagined. 

    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the comedian said: “It’s my kind of style because a lot of people watch it like the way I was acting, just kind of goofing around with it.

    "I liked it. I only did two. It was still hard. Things that are hard are hard, you know? You can quote me.

    "The other ones are longer. Two is pretty fun. I liked it."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    TAHZJUAN SETS HER SIGHTS ON RILEY

    Despite hitting it off with Tre during the first few episodes of Bachelor in Paradise, Tahzjaun made it clear she's interested in newcomer Riley Christain.

    In a teaser clip for Tuesday's episode, Tahzjaun admitted Riley was the only person on the "list of men that I wanted to see here on the beach."

    As the clip continued, Riley expressed interest in the other women.

    She later joked in a confessional: "If Riley gave his date card to somebody else, it might be the end of my world."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    THOMAS MAKES HIS ENTRANCE

    Thomas Jacobs- who previously caused drama while competing to win over Bachelorette Katie Thurston- will make his Bachelor in Paradise debut on Tuesday.

    After he was slammed for being "all about clout" and only starring on the show for his "platform," it was teased that Thomas will have a "confrontation" with the male cast members.

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    'IT'S GONNA BE ME'

    After the first guest co-host David Spade made his exit during Monday's episode, the cast learned that Lance Bass would serve as the host.

    His new role was revealed as the show's stars listened to NSYNC's It's Gonna Be Me.

    The former boy band member then made his way onto the beach and danced with the contestants before revealing: "Well if you wanted to know who your next host is gonna be, it's gonna be me."

  • Katherine Schaffstall

    TAHZJAUN ISN'T ONE WITH NATURE

    In a teaser clip for Bachelor in Paradise, star Tahzjaun Hawkins got out of her chair when a tiny crab crashed her interview.

    After asking if "crabs can jump," the TV personality crawled in her chair in an attempt to escape the animal.

    She reshared the clip, writing: "Soooo much nature in Paradise."

  • Julia Fields

    TAMMY AND AARON KNOWN FOR CALLING PEOPLE OUT

  • Julia Fields

    FANS COME FOR VICTORIA P FORGETTING JAMES' NAME

  • Julia Fields

    FANS ACCUSE DEMI OF HYPOCRISY

    After Brendan caught criticism when he was accused of carrying on a relationship with Pieper outside the show, fans pointed out that Demi had also been engaged in outside relationships.

  • Julia Fields

    REALITY STEVE SAYS PRODUCERS KNEW ABOUT VICTORIA P'S BOYFRIEND

  • Julia Fields

    VICTORIA L AND TAHZJUAN BUTT HEADS

    Tahzjuan and Victoria L had a tense confrontation after Victoria tried to approach Trey.

    "There's a 'tahznado' coming tonight, and Victoria L better watch it," Tahzjuan warned the camera.

    "Don't get mad at me because you're trying to make a last ditch effort," Tahzjuan told Victoria.

    "You're crazy," Victoria shouted back.

  • Julia Fields

    WHO WENT HOME LAST NIGHT?

    After controvery with her ex-boyfriend, Victoria Paul left on her own accord.

    Three girls did not receive a rose at the rose ceremony and were also sent home:

    • Kelsey Weier
    • Victoria Larson
    • Serena Chew

    WHO GOT WHICH ROSE?

    It was the guys' turn to hand out roses last night.

    Here is who each rose went to:

    • Connor Brennan- Maurissa Gunn
    • Joe Amabile- Serena Pitt
    • Karl Smith- Deandra Kanu
    • Brendan Morais- Natasha Parker
    • Ivan Hall- Jessenia Cruz
    • Kenny Braasch- Mari Pepin
    • Noah Erb- Abigail Heringer
    • Tre Cooper- Tahzjuan Hawkins
    • Aaron Clancy- Tammy Ly
    • James Bonsall- Demi Burnett

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