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'The Bachelor Winter Games' premiere date and cast officially announced by ABC!


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/08/2018 

The Bachelor Winter Games will premiere just before Valentine's Day 2018, and the cast has been officially announced.

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ABC has revealed the identities of the American and international bachelors and bachelorettes who will be competing on The Bachelor Winter Games, which is set to premiere Tuesday, February 13 with a two-hour episode at 8PM ET/PT.

ABC called The Bachelor Winter Games a "global celebration of unity and love," as bachelors and bachelorettes from around the world will mix "love, humor and friendly competition."

The show will feature 14 international bachelors and bachelorettes from such countries as Switzerland, Japan and Australia as well as 12 of America's Bachelor Nation favorites.

Members of the USA team will include franchise alum Ben Higgins, Clare Crawley, Luke Pell, and Ashley Iaconetti.

The 26 singles will go head-to-head in winter-themed challenges -- and hopefully find love in between -- at The Hermitage Club, a luxurious winter resort in Vermont.

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Chris Harrison will host the four-episode series, complete with "the usual dose of tears, drama, romance and laughter," according to the network.

Following the premiere episode, the Winter Games will air on Thursday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 20, with the finale broadcast airing on Thursday, February 22. Each episode will be two hours long.

Special appearances will be made throughout the series by The Bachelorette's first-season couple Trista Rehn and husband Ryan Sutter; new Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr.; former The Bachelorette stars Rachel Lindsay and JoJo Fletcher; figure-skating champions Nancy Kerrigan, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner; ESPN's Hannah Storm; and KABC's Ashley Brewer.

In the series premiere, the participants will meet in the streets of Vermont for a big celebration for which Trista and Ryan will serve as grand marshals, kicking off the festivities.

After country singer and songwriter Ruthie Collins takes the stage, the singles will move into their Bachelor villa and the games of love will begin.

Throughout The Bachelor Winter Games season, ABC teased that fans can expect "twists and turns on and off the ski mountain, as well as romance, heartbreak, love and, of course, roses."

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The bachelors and bachelorettes will participate in challenges from a winter biathlon to ice dancing, with Date Cards being given to the winners of each challenge.

Some romantic dates will be complicated with language barriers and cultural differences, including some "amusing issues with intimacy," ABC revealed.

Below is the list of bachelors and bachelorettes who will be starring on The Bachelor Winter Games, (with additional participants being announced shortly):

USA Men

- Ben Higgins, 29, The Bachelor Season 20 star 

- Dean Unglert, 26, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay) and Bachelor in Paradise 4

- Eric Bigger, 29, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay)

- Jamey Kocan, 33, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay)

- Josiah Graham, 29, The Bachelorette Season 13 (Rachel Lindsay)

- Luke Pell, 33, The Bachelorette Season 12 (JoJo Fletcher)

- Michael Garofola, 37, The Bachelorette Season 9 (Desiree Hartsock) and Bachelor in Paradise 2


USA Women

- Ashley Iaconetti, 29, The Bachelor Season 19 (Chris Soules) and Bachelor in Paradise 2 and 3

- Clare Crawley, 36, The Bachelor Season 18 (Juan Pablo Galavis) and Bachelor in Paradise 1 and 2

- Lesley Murphy, 30, The Bachelor Season 17 (Sean Lowe)

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International Men

- Benoit Beausejour-Savard, 31, The Bachelorette Season 1 - Canada

- Christian Rauch, 34, The Bachelorette Season 1 - Switzerland and Germany

- Courtney Dober, 31, The Bachelorette Season 2 - Australia

- Jordan Mauger, 34, The Bachelor Season 2 star - New Zealand

- Kevin Wendt, 33, The Bachelorette Season 1 - Canada

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International Women

- Ally Thompson, 24, The Bachelor Season 3 - New Zealand

- Jenny Helenius, 34, The Bachelor Season 1 - Finland

- Laura Blair, 29, The Bachelor Season 1 - United Kingdom

- Lily McManus, 21, The Bachelor Season 3 - New Zealand

- Nastassia Yaramchuk, 26, The Bachelor Season 3 - Sweden

- Rebecca Karlsson, 26, The Bachelor Season 3 - Sweden

- Tiffany Scanlon, 31, The Bachelor Season 4 - Australia

- Yuki Kimura, 21, The Bachelor Season 1 - Japan

- Zoe Tang, 25, The Bachelor Season 1 - China

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