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The Bachelor 2024: Joey leaves eliminated contestant in tears as another walks out in dramatic second episode

The Bachelor is back for episode two tonight as former Bachelorette contestant Joey Graziadei searches for his second chance at love.

Joey was announced as the next Bachelor during The Bachelorette’s season 20 finale, where he finished in second place.

Season 28 welcomed back host Jesse Palmer, who took over from Chris Harrison in 2021 after he was fired due to controversial comments he made in an Extra interview.

The season premiere on 22 January saw the arrival of 32 women entering the Bachelor mansion, all competing for roses and, ultimately, Joey’s heart.

That number quickly declined as 10 hopefuls were sent home. Among the 22 women to make it to the second episode were two sisters who quickly revealed their familial relationship after initially planning on keeping it a secret.

US viewers will be able to tune into the new episodes of The Bachelor on Mondays on ABC at 8pm ET/PT.

Key points

03:13 , Inga Parkel

Find out who else was sent home tonight:

Joey and his potential brides (Disney)
Joey and his potential brides (Disney)

Who has Joey sent home on The Bachelor season 28?

Joey Graziadei started with 32 women vying for his heart, but that number is quickly dropping

And then there were 18

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In an anti-climactic moment, Lauren eliminated herself from the competition. After having waited the whole evening to speak with Joey, she said she was in a “bad mood” about the delay.

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Lauren and Joey on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Lauren and Joey on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Lauren throws cake and self-eliminates in shocking episode two finale

Lauren was among seven other women to go on the first group date with Joey

‘The dumbest fight in Bachelor history'

02:48 , Inga Parkel

Maria, 29, was confronted about an apparent comment she made about Madina (31) being “old”. But, Maria tried to clear the air by telling the group that she positively does not think 28, 29, 30 and 31 are old.

“The dumbest fight in Bachelor history,” Maria declared – and we agree.

Who’s ready to place their bets?

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02:34 , Inga Parkel

Edwina was the winner of the one-on-one date after she showed her agility and competitiveness during the second group date: a cross between flag/heart football and paintball.

The contestants get colourful

02:27 , Tom Murray

The Bachelor alumni Jubilee Sharpe and Demi Burnett return to host a boot camp-style challenge featuring a LOT of paint throwing.

But wait, there’s a twist: Demi and Jubilee reveal that despite the blue team winning, just one of the women will get extra time with Joey.

Edwina gets the call-up – she did have the best line of the challenge, after all. “I’m falling for you, Joey,” the 25-year-old said after she literally faceplanted the floor.

Fans question producers for sending Daisy on helicopter ride and music festival date

02:11 , Tom Murray

Not an ideal set of circumstances for Daisy, who is hard of hearing and uses a cochlear implant. Her first date with Joey is a helicopter ride to a music festival. She says more than once that she’s anxious about whether she’ll be able to hear Joey, who she hasn’t told about her condition just yet.

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Daisy and Joey enjoyed a helicopter ride on their first date. He took her to the Beach Life Ranch, one of the largest country/Americana music festivals in Southern California, located at Redondo Beach.

Joey and Daisy on 'The Bachelor'. ABC (ABC)
Joey and Daisy on 'The Bachelor'. ABC (ABC)

Jess gets the first group date rose

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After a heart-to-heart with Jess, where she discussed her experience with infidelity in her previous relationship, Joey chose to give her the group date rose.

Daisy wins the first one-on-one date

01:44 , Inga Parkel

Fan-favourite Daisy won the first one-on-one date with Joey. She opened up about her cochlear implant with the rest of the girls and shared that she’s nervous about having to tell Joey about her hearing loss.

Joey and Daisy in ‘The Bachelor’ (ABC)
Joey and Daisy in ‘The Bachelor’ (ABC)

Truth

01:35 , Inga Parkel

Joey wants to learn more about Maria

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29-year-old Maria from Canada is going to keep Joey on his toes. After telling him she wanted to change into something more comfortable than the white dress she was originally wearing, she shocked him when she came back into the room wearing a bralette and maxi skirt set. She said she wasn’t trying to seduce him but didn’t seem too certain about that... and they engaged in a little makeout session.

Grammy-winner Michael Bolton serenades Rachel and Joey

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A surprise guest appearance from Grammy-winning singer Michael Bolton?! He serenaded the happy couple with “When A Man Loves A Woman”.

For his first dance, Joey chooses...

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RACHEL was the winner of the group date. Her prize: a first dance with Joey.

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Poor Lauren is feeling emotional. She opened up about the loss of her father and how being in a wedding dress makes her sad to know that he won’t be around to walk her down the aisle.

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I didn’t think it would be true, but here we go, a dramatic game of musical chairs. Evalin is not playing. She threw herself over the table to get that seat next to Joey.

Joey and his eight brides

01:16 , Inga Parkel

A wedding reception for one groom and eight brides.

Joey and his potential brides (Disney)
Joey and his potential brides (Disney)

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From teaser photos, it looks like a dramatic game of musical chairs.

The Bachelor (Disney)
The Bachelor (Disney)

Here comes the bride

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Eight of the women have been chosen for the first group date, which requires the women to dress in wedding dresses. What does Joey have up his sleeve?

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Starting with the drama right off the bat! At one point in the night, we’re going to see a confrontation between Lauren and Joey. Lauren appeared to be very upset about something, before she slammed an entire red velvet cake to the ground.

Does Joey get engaged at the end of season 28?

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During the premiere episode, Joey was greeted by 32 women. That number has since dwindled. And yet, with weeks left until the season finale, popular blogger Reality Steve thinks he already knows who the final woman will be, and according to Business Insider, he’s seldom wrong.

Warning potential spoilers of The Bachelor season 28 to follow. Continue at your own risk.

Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

The Bachelor: Does Joey Graziadei get engaged at the end of season 28?

Popular blogger Reality Steve is positive he knows who wins ‘The Bachelor’

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Tonight we’ll see the return of two former Bachelor alums: Demi from 2019’s season 23 and Jubilee from 2016’s season 20. The two will help host the group date.

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Who’s ready? We’ve got 30 minutes left until the start of episode two!

A note from Joey:

Who is Daisy? The first woman to land a date with Joey

Monday 29 January 2024 23:01 , Tom Murray

25-year-old Daisy is from Becker, Minnesota. Having grown up in a big, loving family with parents whose 30-plus-year marriage has been the blueprint for the kind of love she’s looking for, the account executive is ready to find a man who’s loyal, adventurous and family-oriented.

During the premiere episode, viewers learnt that Daisy lost a majority of her hearing and recently received a cochlear implant a couple of years ago.

She drove up in a pick-up truck with a Christmas tree in the boot, a reference to her childhood growing up on a Christmas tree farm.

Daisy on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Daisy on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Watch: The Bachelor season 28 teaser

Monday 29 January 2024 22:34 , Tom Murray

Meet the contestants

Monday 29 January 2024 21:59 , Tom Murray

Joey Graziadei welcomed 32 women into the Bachelor mansion during the first episode last week.

The women vying for Joey’s heart include a radiochemist, a nanny, and a therapist.

10 women have already been eliminated, but you can find a full list of the entire cast here:

Meet The Bachelor contestants vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart

Who is the new Bachelor? Everything we know about Joey Graziadei

Monday 29 January 2024 21:30 , Tom Murray

Born on in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the 28-year-old Joey Graziadei stole the hearts of viewers on season 20 of The Bachelorette with “his loyalty, thoughtfulness and compassion”.

The professional tennis coach is interested in someone who is outgoing, adventurous, caring and shares his love for the outdoors.

After graduating from West Chester University in 2017, he relocated to Kauai, Hawaii, where he enjoys spending his spare time hiking, surfing and watching the sunset.

Find out more about The Bachelor here:

Who is the new Bachelor? Everything we know about Joey Graziadei

Who went home after episode one?

Monday 29 January 2024 20:56 , Tom Murray

The Bachelor season premiere saw the immediate elimination of 10 women.

You can find a list of all the heartbroken hopefuls here:

Episode two preview: Joey takes Daisy on a date

Monday 29 January 2024 20:28 , Tom Murray

The recipient of the first one-on-one date of the season is an early fan-favourite: Daisy.

The account executive from Minnesota revealed in the premiere episode that she lost the majority of her hearing and recently received a cochlear implant a couple of years ago.

According to a preview shared with Entertainment Weekly, episode two will see the pair attending Beach Life Festival in Los Angeles, which took place in May last year.

Daisy reveals in the preview clip that she hasn’t told him about her implant just yet.

“I definitely had to do some dancing around my cochlear implant,” she explains in her confessional. “I don’t want to tell him right now because it’s just not the right, like, moment.”

Joey and Daisy on ‘The Bachelor’ (ABC)
Joey and Daisy on ‘The Bachelor’ (ABC)

How to watch episode two of The Bachelor tonight

Monday 29 January 2024 19:42 , Tom Murray

The Bachelor returns tonight with a second episode that promises to bring plenty more drama.

You can find all the info on how to watch season 28 here:

Why did ABC blur out the Canadian flag?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 21:19 , Inga Parkel

The mystery of why the Canadian flag that Maria gave to Joey was blurred out has been solved! And the answer is not as controversial as you might think.

According to TVLine, a network source said that blurring out the flag was in line with the Canadian government’s official rules and regulations, with respect to the commercial use of its national symbols.

The country’s flag is “protected… against unauthorised use for commercial purposes,” and any requests to use the National Flag of Canada must be approved.

Who has been sent home on The Bachelor season 28?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 18:59 , Inga Parkel

The Bachelor season 28, starring former Bachelorette contestant Joey Graziadei, made history as it welcomed 32 women to the mansion – the most of any season.

Following the season premiere on 22 January, however, that number has quickly declined.

Read more:

Joey and Daisy kissing on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Joey and Daisy kissing on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Who has been sent home on The Bachelor season 28?

Joey Graziadei started with 32 women vying for his heart, but that number is quickly dropping

Tuesday 23 January 2024 07:00 , Inga Parkel

Great summary. If you know, you know. If you missed the live broadcast of The Bachelor season 28 premiere, US viewers can watch it on Hulu on Tuesday.

Tuesday 23 January 2024 06:00 , Inga Parkel

Looks like we weren’t the only ones confused by the blurring of the Canadian flag.

Some of the best limousine entrances

Tuesday 23 January 2024 05:00 , Tom Murray

This season’s contestants were quite lowkey in their entrances. Some women, however, decided to go all-out.

Jenn, 25, skidded in in a go-kart.

Daisy, 25, drove up in a Christmas tree truck.

Erika, 25, and Joey shared their first dance after she arrived with a boom box and some tunes.

The Bachelor sister contestants explain decision to keep their relationship secret

Tuesday 23 January 2024 04:00 , Inga Parkel

The Bachelor season 28 welcomed a pair of sisters competing against each other and 30 other women for Joey Graziadei’s heart.

Philadelphia natives Lauren, 28, and Allison, 26, made their entrances during the premiere episode, which aired on Monday (22 January), directly telling the cameras that they’ll be keeping their relationship a secret from Joey and the other contestants for at least a little while.

Although, their secret didn’t last long, as they spillt the beans in the second hour of the premiere.

Read more:

Allison and Lauren on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Allison and Lauren on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

The Bachelor sister contestants explain decision to keep their relationship secret

This is not the first time that sisters Allison and Lauren have dated the same man

Who is Daisy, the early Bachelor fan-favourite?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 03:30 , Tom Murray

25-year-old Daisy is from Becker, Minnesota. Having grown up in a big, loving family with parents whose 30-plus-year marriage has been the blueprint for the kind of love she’s looking for, the account executive is ready to find a man who’s loyal, adventurous and family-oriented.

During the premiere episode, viewers learnt that Daisy lost a majority of her hearing and recently received a cochlear implant a couple of years ago.

She drove up in a pick-up truck with a Christmas tree in the boot, a reference to her childhood growing up on a Christmas tree farm.

Fans are already predicting a winner!

Tuesday 23 January 2024 03:14 , Inga Parkel

Along with their own favourites, fans are already predicting a season 28 winner: 25-year-old Daisy from Becker, Minnesota.

Joey and Daisy kissing on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Joey and Daisy kissing on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Fans list early favourites following season 28 premiere

Tuesday 23 January 2024 03:09 , Inga Parkel

Following the season 28 premiere, fans are voicing who left good and bad impressions.

Here’s who people are listing as their favourites so far:

Tuesday 23 January 2024 03:04 , Inga Parkel

And in a nail-biting episode finale, Lauren, the older sister of Allison is given the final rose of the night.

It’s time to say goodbye to Chandler, Zoe, Kyra, Kayla, Lanie, Nat, Sam, Samantha, Sandra and Talyah.

If you need a quick refresher on who those 10 are, read more here:

Joey Graziadei and the cast of ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Joey Graziadei and the cast of ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Meet The Bachelor contestants vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart

This instalment of ABC’s hugely popular reality dating series saw 32 women enter the mansion for the heart of one man

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:49 , Inga Parkel

According to reports, 10 women will be eliminated tonight.

Here comes the eliminations

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:48 , Inga Parkel

Joey’s handing out the first roses. Let’s see who will be eliminated...

Joey hands out the first impression rose

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:46 , Inga Parkel

Lea gets the first impression rose, as she should!

Already some tears

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:33 , Inga Parkel

We already saw some tears from Lea. She opened the special card she was gifted during her guest appearance on The Bachelorette’s “After the Final Rose” episode and it granted her the power to steal a one-on-one date from one of the women ahead of hometown visits.

After speaking with Joey about it, and realising that it didn’t matter what little advantages she was given, if she wasn’t the right person for him, there was no point in trying to come in between him and another woman.

In a noble move, Lea burnt the card in the fire.

Kelsey leaves a good impression on Joey

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:26 , Inga Parkel

Kelsey got her one-on-one time with Joey and made a good impression on him... the competition for the First Impression Rose heats up...

“There’s something about Kelsey,” Joey says.

Allison and Lauren announce their relationship

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:18 , Inga Parkel

Sisters Allie and Lauren were not able to keep their sibling relationship a secret for very long. How did they think that news would go over with everyone? “Weird” was one just of the words uttered by some of the women.

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:11 , Inga Parkel

Looks like Daisy’s already making a great impression (at least on viewers). Will she earn the First Impression Rose?

The Bachelor sister contestants explain decision to keep their relationship secret

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:08 , Inga Parkel

The Bachelor season 28 welcomed a pair of sisters competing against each other and 30 other women for Joey Graziadei’s heart.

Philadelphia natives Lauren, 28, and Allison, 26, made their entrances during the premiere episode, which aired on Monday (22 January), directly telling the cameras that they’ll be keeping their relationship a secret from Joey and the other contestants for at least a little while.

Read more:

Allison and Lauren on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Allison and Lauren on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

The Bachelor sister contestants explain decision to keep their relationship secret

This is not the first time that sisters Allison and Lauren have dated the same man

Tuesday 23 January 2024 02:07 , Inga Parkel

We already have the drama, and it appears to be Jess. Why did Jess need to interrupt and be that girl?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:57 , Tom Murray

Some Golden Bachelor fans have pointed out that the beef with Jess announcing her kiss was very similar to Kathy facing off with Theresa.

Jess gets the first kiss of the series

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:53 , Tom Murray

Southern belle Jess just landed the first kiss of the series. Say what you want about these contestants – they’re not here to waste time!

Some of the other women are not too happy about her sharing the news with the group, though. Awkward!

Reminder: Who are the contestants?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:49 , Tom Murray

We rattled through those 32 introductions. Need a reminder on who’s here? The Independent has put together this guide to the contestants fighting for Joey’s heart.

Meet The Bachelor contestants vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart

Best reactions to The Bachelor sisters

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:41 , Tom Murray

Some great memes and reactions are already rolling in about our sister contestants. Here are some of the best:

Meet the sisters

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:28 , Tom Murray

We just met our sister contestants, Allison and Lauren. In a move that is sure to end well, they’ve decided to keep their familial connection a secret from Joey and their fellow contestants. What could go wrong?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:25 , Inga Parkel

Given that there are 32 women, there’s no way that they could give each of them equal airtime. So sorry to all the women who were quickly rushed through their entrances, it’s likely that they will not be staying for very long.

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:20 , Inga Parkel

A cute Friends reference from Chandler to Joey: “I will always be there for you.” Any Friends fans in the house?

Chandler on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Chandler on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:19 , Inga Parkel

Autumn had a great entrance, throwing out the leaves as her signature move. When she asked Joey what his favourite season was, and he answered spring or summer, it could’ve been awkward. But she handled it very smoothly: “Well, maybe you’ll learn to fall in love with autumn.”

Autumn on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Autumn on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:17 , Inga Parkel

Erika and Joey already share a first dance! The 25-year-old Latina brought out her boom box and made the first fun first impression.

Erika on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Erika on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Another Canadian

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:13 , Inga Parkel

The Canadians are showing up in numbers tonight! Maria says she still lives in Canada, so Joey better be ready to consider moving up North.

Also, why did they blur the Canadian flag? Anybody know?

Maria on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Maria on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Rachel from Hawaii

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:11 , Inga Parkel

Rachel from Honolulu really wants to make a good first impression. She definitely learnt you can’t show up empty-handed. She gifted Joey something from her home state of Hawaii.

Rachel on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Rachel on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Let’s meet Lexi

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:09 , Inga Parkel

The first woman to step out of tonight’s limo is Lexi – a Canadian transplant living in Atlanta, Georgia.

“When I found out Joey was The Bachelor, I had full body chills,” she says.

Lexi on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Lexi on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:06 , Inga Parkel

After the heartbreak with Charity, Joey moved back to Philadelphia to be closer to family. We love a family man.

Tuesday 23 January 2024 01:02 , Inga Parkel

Oh poor Joey... they’ve got to show where he’s coming from to show where he’s going. And, of course, you can’t show a sad scene without a Billie Eilish soundtrack.

Tuesday 23 January 2024 00:58 , Inga Parkel

Minutes away! Don’t be that friend.

Tuesday 23 January 2024 00:53 , Inga Parkel

Fans are already predicting who they think will win Joey’s heart and who will stir up trouble in the Bachelor mansion?!

Tuesday 23 January 2024 00:48 , Inga Parkel

We’re only 10 minutes away before we get to watch a looong string of funny, inevitably awkward, unique and hopefully entertaining first impressions. Who’s ready?

What are Joey’s stats?

Tuesday 23 January 2024 00:00 , Inga Parkel

For all of those who want quick, surface-level insight into Joey, here is a TLDR version:

Height: 5’11

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Age: 28

Living: Hawaii, originally from Pennsylvania

Siblings: Two sisters, Carly and Eleanor

Joey Graziadei (Disney)
Joey Graziadei (Disney)

Dotun promotes Joey’s new season on Instagram

Monday 22 January 2024 23:00 , Inga Parkel

There are no bad feelings between Dotun and Joey, despite Joey losing to Dotun in the season finale of The Bachelorette.

In fact, Dotun promoted Joey’s new season on Instagram last night, writing: “Y’all don’t forget to catch my guy @joeygraziadei begin his journey to love tmrw as the rest of us fade into obscurity.”

Who did Joey Graziadei lose to on The Bachelorette?

Monday 22 January 2024 22:00 , Inga Parkel

In the season 20 finale of The Bachelorette, which debuted last August, Joey lost to Dotun Olubeko, who ended up winning over the heart of Charity Lawson.

Who won last year’s season of The Bachelor?

Monday 22 January 2024 21:00 , Inga Parkel

Last year’s season 27, saw Kaity Biggar win over the heart of then-26-year-old Zach Shallcross an Oracle sales executive from Anaheim Hills, California. They have since got engaged and recently moved in together in Austin, Texas.

Monday 22 January 2024 20:00 , Inga Parkel

Little teaser vid posted by Bachelor Nation! Meet this year’s star: Joey Graziadei

Monday 22 January 2024 19:49 , Inga Parkel

Who’s ready?

Why did Jesse Palmer take over for Chris Harrison?

Monday 22 January 2024 19:00 , Inga Parkel

Former 2004 Bachelor alum Jesse Palmer returns as the host of season 28, after having rejoined the franchise in 2021. Palmer took over hosting duties from longtime host Chris Harrison, who was fired from the show after he made controversial comments in an Extra interview.

Read more:

Jesse Palmer ‘The Bachelor’ host (Disney)
Jesse Palmer ‘The Bachelor’ host (Disney)

Who is the host of The Bachelor season 28?

America’s hit dating show is returning soon with another group of women competing for the heart of a bachelor

Meet The Bachelor contestants vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart

Monday 22 January 2024 18:30 , Inga Parkel

Who are the 32 women vying for Joey’s heart? Find the full roster below:

Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)
Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor’ (Disney)

Meet The Bachelor contestants vying for Joey Graziadei’s heart

This instalment of ABC’s hugely popular reality dating series will see 32 women competing for the heart of one man

Monday 22 January 2024 18:00 , Inga Parkel

Nearly half a year after Joey Graziadei placed second on season 20 of The Bachelorette, he returns as the star of The Bachelor season 28.

Read more about the 28-year-old tennis teaching professional here:

Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor' (Disney)
Joey Graziadei on ‘The Bachelor' (Disney)

Who is the new Bachelor? Everything we know about Joey Graziadei

‘The Bachelorette’ fan-favourite Joey Graziadei returns as season 28’s bachelor

Monday 22 January 2024 17:31 , Inga Parkel

Welcome to The Independent’s inaugural The Bachelor liveblog. We’ll be watching the season 28 premiere of the show and bringing you updates, reactions and all the biggest talking points. So stay tuned and follow along!