Chris Soules to compete on 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on Food Network this fall
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/11/2015
Chris Soules is definitely not done with TV, nor is he settling back down in Arlington, Iowa.
Soules came across as a humble, charming country boy during his stint on Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette. After subsequently finding love on The Bachelor with now ex-fiancee Whitney Bischoff and then competing on the twentieth season of Dancing with the Stars, fans expected -- based on his own public comments -- Soules to return to his small-town roots and normal life on his family's farm.
But that's apparently not the case, so maybe there is some truth to recent reports Soules became obsessed with fame and let the spotlight go to his head.
Production on the show has already began, according to EW, and Soules will be starring on the show alongside fellow "kitchen-challenged celebrities" Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Jaleel White, Barry Williams, and Kendra Wilkinson.
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition will be hosted by Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray. The series will test the celebrities via culinary boot-camp style challenges. A grand prize of $50,000 will be awarded to charity on behalf of the contestant who best masters his or her way around the kitchen.
In late May, Soules and Bischoff -- who got engaged on The Bachelor's nineteenth season six months ago although the finale just aired about two months ago -- released a joint statement revealing they had decided to call off their engagement and split.
"Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," the statement read. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey."