NEXT WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE (5/26)

IT’S A WILD NIGHT AS 14 BACHELORS TAKE IT ALL OFF FOR CHARITY

ON “THE BACHELORETTE,” MAY 26, ON ABC

Acoustic Duo “This Wild Life” Performs in a Private Concert for Andi and Bachelor Chris

                            

“Episode 1002” – Eric is pumped when he finds out that he scores the first romantic outing of the season. Fourteen men are in for a big surprise when they meet Andi at a popular male exotic revue for what will be a special event for charity – “Bachelor Gives Back.” But what they will be asked to do will cause everyone to blush. On the last date, Chris is treated to a glamorous 1940’s style day at the races at Santa Anita Park. But, at the cocktail party, one man needs to apologize for his bad behavior during the group date and has to hope Andi will give him a second chance. After careful deliberation, three men are sent packing as the Bachelorette attempts to make her fairytale come true, on MONDAY, MAY 26 (8:00-10:01p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 

Andi drives away with a very enthusiastic Eric, leaving behind 18 disappointed bachelors. She pulls over to a quiet spot along the coast for what seems to be a laid back day at the beach flying kites and building sand castles. Just then a helicopter swoops in and takes them from a Southern California sandy beach to the snow covered peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains and Big Bear. Still dressed in their beach wear, they are met by professional snowboarder Louie Vito. After a brief lesson on maneuvering down the slope, they brave it on their own, gliding down the mountainside hand in hand. Later over a fireside dinner, Eric charms Andi with breathtaking stories of his spectacular adventures. She is intrigued, but will Eric set aside his globetrotting trips to settle down and start a family?

 

            The next day, 14 men join Andi at a hip Hollywood nightclub, but they are in for a big surprise when they are met by members of a popular male exotic revue, “Hollywood Men,” who greet them with a racy performance that leaves everyone stunned. Andi reveals that this date is actually a special event for the charity “Bachelor Gives Back.” The way they will raise funds will be to strip in front of a live audience. Andi divides the guys into fantasy themed groups for their routines, resulting in hilarious auditions, but two unlucky men have to perform solo. One nervous bachelor really feels the pressure, but will he fight through his anxiety to show Andi how committed he is – or just use the nearest exit? And another man relies too much on alcohol to get up his courage to take it all off. At the after party, Josh attempts to convince Andi he is more than a pretty face. But one man’s out of control antics threaten to ruin the party, leaving Andi to wonder whether all the men are really here for her. Will she hand out a rose or cancel the party?

 

            Andi treats Chris to a glamorous day of horse racing at Santa Anita Park, as the couple gets decked out in outfits reminiscent of the 1940’s. They settle into their VIP seats with mint juleps and binoculars ready to see if their bets pay off. That night, they enjoy a special evening, slow dancing to the songs of “This Wild Life” during a private concert. Does this mean their relationship is on a fast track?

 

            At the cocktail party, the rambunctious bachelor who went off the rails at the group date after party tries to apologize for his bad behavior, but will Andi forgive him? Meanwhile, other guys fall all over themselves trying to impress the Bachelorette.

 

Sixteen contenders are chosen to remain on the journey to win Andi’s heart.

 

The 19 remaining men are:

 

Andrew, 30, a social media marketer from Culver City, CA

Bradley, 32, an opera singer from Holland, MI

Brett, 29, a hairstylist from Westminster, PA

Brian, 27, a basketball coach from Camp Hill, PA

Carl, 30, a firefighter from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Chris, 32, a farmer from Arlington, IA

Cody, 28, a personal trainer from Chicago, IL

Craig, 29, a tax accountant from Denver, CO

Dylan, 26, an accountant from Boston, MA

Eric, 31, an explorer from Citrus Heights, CA

J J, 31, a pantsapreneur from San Francisco, CA

Josh M., 29, a former professional baseball player from Atlanta, GA

Marcus, 25, a sports medicine manager from Dallas, TX

Marquel, 26, a sponsorship salesman from Las Vegas, NV

Nick S., 27, a professional golfer from Kissimmee, FL

Nick V., 33, a software sales executive from Chicago, IL

Patrick, 29, an advertising executive from Newport Beach, CA

Ron, 28, a beverage sales manager from Memphis, TN

Tasos, 30, a wedding event coordinator from Denver, CO

 

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter are the executive producers. “The Bachelor” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,L parental guideline.

 

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