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This summer, Chris Harrison and his gaggle of former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants are heating things up south of the border when dating/reality show Bachelor in Paradise premieres August 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

While you wait for all the wine-soaked fights and sexy midnight swims to begin, we’re counting down the three reasons why you just have to tune in for this brand-new Bachelor spin-off.


Don't miss the episode.

3. Out-of-left-field pairings

It’s always nice to have some of our favorite familiar faces from Bachelor Nation back — but when they start mixing into couples? That’s even better! Sure, Bachelor Pads of yore have given us the animal noises of Ed Swiderski, but from what we’ve heard so far, these love matches (and some triangles!) are ones you won’t see coming. Spoiler: Check out this newly-revealed couple...

2. AshLee Frazier vs. Clare Crawley

What happens when you mix uber-organized Sean Lowe cast-off AshLee with Juan Pablo Galavis’s night swimming partner, Clare? According to the recent promo, as well as some exclusive scoop, it ends in fireworks! Let’s just say there’s a certain guy involved. Isn’t there always?

1.  #MarquelForBachelor

Are you on the Marquel Martin bandwagon yet? If not, it’s time to join! One of this week’s Episode 5 eliminees, the sharply-dressed Marquel may not have won Andi Dorfman’s heart, but he sure won the rest of America’s! The public has been calling for him to be the next Bachelor, and we are inclined to agree. But until ABC comes to their senses and makes this a done deal, Marquel will be appearing on Bachelor in Paradise, so tune in to get your fix of Prints Charming!

Bachelor in Paradise premieres on ABC on Monday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Did we sway you to tune in — or were you already on board? Tell us in the comments below!