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Bachelor bosses confirm spin-off show Summer Games during 2020 Tokyo Olympics

THE Bachelor fans are in for a treat as show bosses have confirmed that a spin-off series, Summer Games, will air during the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Following in the footsteps of the 2018 Winter Games, the show is expected to run across two weeks, and will see the contestants taking part in Olympics activities such as track and field and swimming.

It will air before the new season of Bachelor in Paradise drops, and Rob Mills, ABC's senior VP of Alternative Programming, said that the team has "found a really great place to hold it".

"What's nice about Summer Games, is when we did Winter Games, Bachelor was still airing, so it was a lot… this is Summer Games, and then Paradise will start," he said.

"I think it's going to be really fun. We found a really great place to hold it.

"I mean, it's going to be so fun seeing these people in these great, you know, track and field and swimming… this is a real Olympics."

Speaking on the Bachelor Party Podcast, he admtited that the crew were still unsure on the format and were considering asking former contestants who are currently coupled up to take part.

"If somebody is with somebody or not, can they be in it?" he asked.

"'Cause there's certain people that you'd love to see — I mean, I'd love to see Jordan [Rodgers] or Colton [Underwood]."

The Winter Games version saw contestants from international versions of the show come together to find love.

Several couples were formed as a result of Winter Games, including Ashley Iaconetti and Kevin Wendt, and Clare Crawley and Benoit Beausejour-Savard.

Clare and Benoit split during their time on the show, and Benoit left the competition, but after Clare was voted off, they rekindled their romance and revealed their secret relationship in a post-show episode.

Benoit then proposed to Clare, but the pair sadly split a month later.

"It's with a heavy heart that we have mutually decided to end our relationship. We think the world of each other, and we were hoping we could make this work," they said.

"I'm sorry that this may not be what you want to hear, but it's our truth. Just know there are no negative feelings here, we are simply two people who believed in love, and were open enough to give it a chance."

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