Bachelor In Paradise is back, but thanks to the most recent controversy, there are more rules and regulations than ever.
Fans will be tuning in Monday night to see the highly anticipated new season of the ABC hit show. However, fans may be watching a completely different show than before. According to Refinery 29, contestant Vinny Ventiera revealed that production is not taking any risks after what happened between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson earlier this summer.
Ventiera shared that production is coming down hard on contestants with new stricter rules. The biggest change is there is now a limit on the amount of alcoholic drinks a contestant can have. In fact, part of the production crew’s job is to now keep count of the number of alcoholic drinks each person has to ensure no one goes over the new limit.
"We were only allowed two drinks per hour, so every hour we'd have a log and we'd go up there and get two drinks," Ventiera said.
Another significant change is that all hookups must be done in front of a camera. There can no longer be any secret rendezvous or private escapades between contestants. All footage involving any kind of sexual activity must have on-camera consent. This is clearly so that there can be no question about whether or not a contestant has given consent for a sexual encounter. Although this new rule is great for safety and certainly protects ABC, it may squash some of chemistry that fans are used to seeing on the show.
The production schedule for the new season of Bachelor In Paradise was also shortened, according to Ventiera. He shared the 18-day production schedule changed this new season to only 10-days of shooting. Despite the new schedule feeling rushed for those actually participating in the season, Ventiera revealed he does not think that fans will notice a difference at all.
The upcoming fourth season of Bachelor In Paradise has been plagued with controversy since the beginning. Now fans will get to see how it all unfolds, including the changes that were made due to the Olympios and Jackson drama. Do you think the new rules and regulations will have a serious affect on the show?