WE already knew Apollo Jackson, Michael Turnbull, Keira Maguire, Laurina Fleure, Tara Pavlovic and Davey Lloyd were going to be looking for love on Bachelor in Paradise - but new names have now been thrown into the mix.

The Bachelor spin-off is one of the most anticipated series of 2018, and will feature a host of rejected contestants from previous seasons all competing for another shot at romance.

According to New Idea, fan favourite 'villain' Blake Colman, Sam Cochrane and nice guy Luke McLeod - who all tried to woo Sophie Monk on the most recent season of The Bachelorette - have all been spotted arriving in Fiji ahead of filming.

Colman made headlines after filming wrapped up on The Bachelorette after it emerged he attacked a man, leaving them bleeding from the skull and unconscious in 2015.

The 31-year-old was charged by police only after Crime Stoppers released his photo.

Through the Ten publicity team, Colman said he was "truly remorseful and accepted full responsibility" for the attack.

Blake Colman is rumoured to be heading to paradise.
Blake Colman is rumoured to be heading to paradise. Supplied

Matty J's top-four pick Florence Moerenhout will reportedly also be heading to the Mango resort, along with Leah Costa and Elora Mugler.

According to the publication, even 2016 Bachelor Richie Strahan will be appearing on the show, despite the former Bachelor's repeated denials.

When approached for comment, Channel Ten refused to confirm or deny the latest rumours.

"Laurina, Keira, Tara, Davey, Michael and Apollo have been confirmed as the first six Bachelor in Paradise participants," a Ten spokesman told news.com.au.

"Ten will neither confirm or deny further speculation, but can reveal that many more of Australia's favourite Bachelor characters are ready to head to the tropical resort in Paradise. Let the games of love begin."

Bachelor and I’m A Celeb contestant Keira Maguire said people admit to her they want to go on the show for fame.
Bachelor and I’m A Celeb contestant Keira Maguire said people admit to her they want to go on the show for fame.

One person who definitely won't be heading to Paradise is season one Bachelorette winner Sasha Mielczarek, who took a cheeky swipe at the other contestants when asked about it by Fitzy and Wippa last week.

"I have been asked [to do the show] a couple of times ... but some of us are busy doing a 9-5 job," he told the Nova hosts.

"I think I might just try meeting a girl at a pub, you know, a standard process."


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