The 22nd season of The Bachelor will premiere on January 1, 2018. It will feature 36-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr., a race car driver. He previously appeared on Emily Maynard's season of The Bachelorette.
He ultimately chose to propose to Rebecca "Becca" Kufrin.
Filming and developmentEdit
Casting and contestantsEdit
Arie was announced as the Bachelor on September 7, 2017, on Good Morning America.
The women were announced on December 9, 2017.
This season will travel to many places like, Lake Tahoe; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Paris, France; Tuscany, Italy and Peru. Appearances for this season will include racing driver Robby Gordon, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling wrestlers Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin, wrestler Kenny King, singer/songwriter Connor Duermit, country band Lanco, indie singer and songwriter Tenille Arts and French singer Pauline Paris.
The season began with 29 contestants.
|Chelsea||Becca K.||Bekah M.||Seinne||Chelsea||Lauren B.||Becca K.||Becca K.||Lauren B.||Becca K.|
|Becca K.||Krystal||Chelsea||Tia||Lauren B.||Bekah M.||Lauren B.||Lauren B.||Becca K.||Lauren B.|
|Kendall||Maquel||Kendall||Lauren B.||Bekah M.||Jacqueline||Tia||Tia|
|Lauren G.||Jacqueline||Ashley||Kendall||Seinne||Tia||Bekah M.|
|Krystal||Bekah M.||Lauren B.||Ashley||Kendall||Seinne||Seinne|
|Bekah M.||Jenna||Brittany T.||Becca K.||Becca K.||Becca K.||Jacqueline|
|Lauren S.||Chelsea||Becca K.||Chelsea||Jacqueline||Chelsea|
|Lauren B.||Bibiana||Lauren S.|
|The contestant received a first impression rose.|
|The contestant received a rose during the date.|
|The contestant temporarily left the competition.|
|The contestant was eliminated.|
|The contestant was eliminated during the date.|
|The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.|
|The contestant quit the competition.|
|The contestant won the competition.|
|No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Week 1: Limo Arrivals"||January 1, 2018|
|In the Season 22 premiere, Arie meets with Sean and Catherine Lowe and their son, Samuel, before his journey begins. At the mansion, he meets the bachelorettes, including a "kissing bandit" and a woman who gives him compliments in Dutch, his second language.|
|2||"Week 2"||January 8, 2018|
|Arie's search for love gets off to a fast start with back-to-back one-on-one dates with Becca K. and Krystal. The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie's date. Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz., and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away.|
|3||"Week 3"||January 15, 2018|
|As the charming race car driver intensifies his search for his soul mate among the 18 remaining women, Arie selects eight women to battle for supremacy in the wrestling arena with two top veterans of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW)—Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin—sharing their secrets of success in the ring. The undercard will feature a surprise guest, Kenny "Pretty Boy Pit Bull" King from Bachelorette Rachel's season, who will take on the Bachelor himself.|
|4||"Week 4"||January 22, 2018|
|Arie and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and begin a cross-country trip to continue their search for love. In South Lake Tahoe, Nev., Seinne gets the first one-on-one date and joins Arie on a sheer adrenaline date: parasailing. Meanwhile, one woman gets a critical phone call that might change her romantic journey. A dozen ladies hike into the snowy wilderness on a survival-themed group date where they learn about roughing it in the woods from pro survivalists.|
|5||"Week 5"||January 29, 2018|
|Chelsea receives the first one-on-one date in Ft. Lauderdale. Arie swoops in to take her on a 100-foot luxury yacht, but her checkered past may endanger her getting a rose. Eleven women split into two teams for a day of competitive bowling with the winner going to a private after-party. Tia and Arie travel to the Sawtooth Park Reserve, riding an air boat through the Florida swamps, but then she reveals her daunting past, which might spell the end for this happy couple.|
|6||"Week 6"||February 5, 2018|
|In Paris, Lauren B. and Arie are whisked away on a luxury speed boat down the Seine River and then tour the city's tourist attractions. Arie also surprises a group of the women with a visit to the legendary dance hall, Moulin Rouge. Krystal and Kendall face off during a two-on-one date that ends with a romantic kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower for one woman. The final date goes to Jacqueline, but a clash in lifestyles might be a deal breaker for Arie.|
|7||"Week 7"||February 12, 2018|
|The pressure mounts as the crucial hometown dates loom, but first Arie and the remaining seven bachelorettes travel to beautiful Tuscany, Italy. High anxiety permeates the group when the women find out there will not be any rose ceremony. Becca K. gets the first one-on-one date and a romantic picnic where the couple will discover if they can rekindle their passionate connection. Meanwhile, an emotionally confused Jacqueline takes a big step and visits a surprised Arie in his hotel room.|
|8||"Week 8: Hometowns"||February 19, 2018|
|Arie meets Kendall's parents in L.A.; travels to Weiner, Ark., where Tia's parents batter him with questions; stops in Prior Lake, Minn., for a romantic afternoon with Becca K.; and endures a tense dinner with Lauren B.'s family in Virginia Beach, Va.|
|9||"The Women Tell All"||February 25, 2018|
|Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s search for love has taken him from Los Angeles to Peru. Along the way there have been highs and lows - and then there was Krystal, one of the most controversial bachelorettes of the group. Now, 18 of the most unforgettable women this season are back to confront Arie and tell their side of the story and how difficult it was to date a Bachelor who was falling for multiple women. Krystal attempts to defend her behavior, but a never- seen clip from the bowling alley date reveals her calling out the women and Arie with shocking words. Bekah M. admonishes Tia for going behind her back to Arie about her age. Look back at some of the most memorable moments in "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" history. Then, take a sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to Arie's search for love.|
|10||"Week 9"||February 26, 2018|
|Arie takes his final three women—Becca K., Kendall and Lauren B.—to Peru for adventurous, romantic overnight dates. The dates are filled with passion and excitement as Arie explores what his future might be like with each of these potential mates. More torn than ever, Arie acknowledges that he has fallen in love with two incredible women and has professed his love to both. However, a blockbuster surprise threatens to derail Arie's fairy tale ending.|
|11||"Finale"||March 5, 2018|
|In the Season 22 finale, Arie prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life, having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love—Becca K. and Lauren B.—and told both of them that he loves them. Both women meet his family before their last dates with him.|
|12||"After the Final Rose"||March 6, 2018|
|Arie, Becca and Lauren join host Chris Harrison to reflect on the season. Arie recalls the weeks in Peru with Becca and Lauren, including his unexpected decision that blindsided both of them. Special guests, including some of the provocative women from this season, Bekah M., Kendall, Seinne and Tia, also discuss Arie's dilemma and his astonishing choices.|
Where are they now?Edit
Arie and Rebecca ended their relationship shortly after filming ended, as Arie wasn't able to get over his feelings for Lauren. He broke the engagement off, in order to find out if Lauren would give him a second chance.
Arie proposed to Lauren at the After the Final Rose show and she accepted.