Chris teased, "There will be more than those that arrive, and I can also give you this nugget: one woman who arrives is a very, very familiar face to Bachelor Nation."
ABC originally released 43 bachelorettes on October 7 who may date and get to know Matt on The Bachelor's 25th season, which is set to premiere Monday, January 4 at 8PM ET/PT.
The list of 43 women was released three days before filming began at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
Of those candidates, 32 made the official cut and were announced as Matt's cast of women earlier this month. It was therefore assumed eleven women missed out on the opportunity to meet Matt on Night 1.
However, Carbone has reported that The Bachelorette welcomed six additional women onto the show after Matt's second Rose Ceremony of the season -- including the "familiar face" Harrison had mentioned.
"The (SPOILER) is, after Rose Ceremony #2, they bring 5 women in," Carbone tweeted on December 11.
While Carbone has not been able to identify one of the five women, he revealed the following bachelorettes arrived and stirred things up: Brittany Galvin, a 23-year-old from Chicago, IL; Michelle Young, a 27-year-old from Woodbury, MN; Madison Nelson, a 27-year-old from Granger, IN; and Ryan Claytor, a 25-year-old from Mechanicsville, VA.
"In addition to Heather Martin... I can tell you that Madison, Brittany, Ryan, and Michelle definitely are brought on the show later along with 1 other person I haven't identified yet."
Carbone later clarified on his blog that Heather did not join the show after the second Rose Ceremony like the other five women.
"[This means] all in all, Matt meets 38 women (original 32, the 5 that come after Rose Ceremony #2, then whenever Heather shows up) at some point this season, which is more than any previous 'Bachelor' did in history," Carbone wrote in a blog post.
"Why did they hold 5 women from the group of original 43 for two Rose Ceremonies before bringing them on? Because they can?... They do it for dramatic purposes."
While it's unclear when exactly Heather makes her appearance, Carbone reported that her stint on The Bachelor's 25th season doesn't last long.
In fact, Carbone revealed in his blog last week Heather only sticks around for a few hours!
"Here's what I know: [Heather] doesn't show up the first night, it's somewhere after filming is already started, and she's literally there only a few hours as Matt sends her home the same day she arrives," Carbone wrote.
Carbone believes Hannah put Heather up to competing onThe Bachelor since the girls are such great friends and Hannah became close to Matt while quarantining with him and The Bachelorette alum Tyler Cameron in Florida earlier this year.
"Clearly Hannah told [Heather] this would be a good idea since she's friends with Matt (you know, Quarantine Crew and all), and I guess convinced Heather she thought the two of them would get along," Carbone explained.
"I don't know Matt's reasoning for sending Heather home so quick... But Heather showing up on Matt's season and getting eliminated the same day, well, kinda embarrassing."
Heather was a 23-year-old from Carlsbad, CA, when she appeared on The Bachelor's 23rd season in 2019. ABC labeled her occupation as "never been kissed" at the start of The Bachelor's season, but Heather did in fact kiss Colton during the show.
Heather quit The Bachelor process before hometown dates because she said she wasn't ready to introduce Colton to her parents and family.