ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel Live! returned Tuesday night with the first show of 2018 and of course host Jimmy Kimmel wanted to talk about The Bachelor.
The popular ABC reality dating show kicked off its 22nd season on New Year’s Day with Arie Luyendyk Jr. as the new star of the show. While Arie may be new to some in the viewing audience, he is well-known to fans of the Bachelor franchise as ‘the Kissing Bandit” from season eight of The Bachelorette when he was a runner-up.
Jimmy made fun of the big season premiere in his monologue and as is his tradition, Jimmy promised to predict the woman Arie will propose to. After narrowing it down to four, with the help of his wife, Jimmy predicted that Arie would choose Becca K. Among his reasons was that she was the first girl Arie gave a rose to at the Rose Ceremony.
Arie of course couldn’t respond or react but he did admit that he fell in love with not one but two women on the show. Naturally, Jimmy razzed him about it but Arie took it in his stride and remained cool throughout the interview.
The Bachelor airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.
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