Bachelor star Jake Pavelka will make an appearance on the upcoming reality spinoff Bachelor Pad.

Bachelor Pad — hosted by Chris Harrison and Melissa Rycroft — premieres Monday, August 9 @ 8 PM on ABC and brings together 19 of the most unforgettable characters from seasons’ past living together in the “Bachelor Pad” mansion. The romance reality show features former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants looking for a second chance at love and competing for $250,000 cash prize.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight this week, Harrison confirmed that Pavelka — who split from fiancee Vienna Girardi this week – will join the show this season.

“Now that the news is out about Jake and Vienna I can also announce that Jake will be coming on and be a part of Bachelor Pad. I can’t explain everything. It just kind of happened, but Jake will definitely play his part now in Bachelor Pad.”

Pavelka previously appeared on Jillian Harris’s season of The Bachelorette, before fronting the 14th installment of The Bachelor where he met and proposed to Girardi. On the pages of the new issue of Star Magazine, on newsstands Friday, Vienna claims she broke up with The Bachelor through a note due to his issues with intimacy.

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