The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love will feature a look back at the long-running ABC reality series, appearances from previous contestants, musical performances, and the wedding of Bachelor in Paradise‘s Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert.
The Bachelor is currently in the midst of its 20th season, with Denver-based account manager Ben Higgins serving as the chosen bachelor. So far, ratings have been decent for the new season, with an average viewership of 7.427 million per episode.
The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love airs on ABC on February 14th, at 8 p.m.
Read the official announcement below:
“THE BACHELOR AT 20: A CELEBRATION OF LOVE” TRACES 20 SEASONS OF HAPPINESS, HEARTBREAK AND HIJINKS ON THE ROAD TO BLISS, CULMINATING IN THE WEDDING OF “BACHELOR IN PARADISE”‘S JADE ROPER AND TANNER TOLBERT, AND FEATURING THE BIGGEST GATHERING OF ALUMNI IN BACHELOR HISTORY, AIRING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, ON ABC
Host Chris Harrison Will Officiate Jade and Tanner’s Wedding with, Ben Higgins and Fan Favorites Such as Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Chris Soules, Jason Mesnick, Andrew Firestone, Bob Guiney, Andi Dorfman, Ali Fedotowsky, Deanna Stagliano and Jillian Harris Celebrating with Them
A Special Music Performance by R&B and Soul Chartbuster Seal Caps Off the Perfect Night for the Happy Couple
Popular Folk and Rock Singer Matt Nathanson Will Serenade the Couple at the Ceremony
Romance is definitely in the air as we take a look back at 20 seasons of “The Bachelor” and the fantasy of love – as well as the rollercoaster ride of falling in love. Viewers will catch up with some of their favorite Bachelors and Bachelor couples of all time and discover how these love stories have continued long after their final rose ceremonies. Then, Bachelor Nation is invited to another wedding, as Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, the newest sweethearts, tie the knot when Chris Harrison hosts the two-hour special “The Bachelor At 20: A Celebration of Love,” airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
Reminisce about 20 seasons of romance: the memorable first meets, the romantic dates where love bloomed – some of which led to heartbreak and others to beautiful proposals. Harrison talks to Kaitlyn and Shawn about their unique love story.
However, this night of romance is just getting started, as America prepares for the wedding of Jade and Tanner at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. As familiar faces, including Nick Viall, Jared Haibon, Sarah Herron, Ashley and Lauren Iaconetti, Juellia Kinney, JJ Lane, Michelle Money and Ben Zorn, arrive to celebrate with the happy couple, Harrison reveals the top three “Most Dramatic,” “Biggest Scandals,” “Steamiest Hot Tubs,” “People We Love to Hate” and “Best Man-Cries” moments over 20 seasons, and the best bloopers in Bachelor history.
Trista and Ryan Sutter, Ashley and JP Rosenbaum and their son, Fordham, Sean and Catherine Lowe, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree and Chris Siegfried, and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth offer updates from their hometowns on their lives and families. Harrison also checks in with Ben Higgins about how his journey to find love is progressing.
As the wedding gets closer, Jade and Tanner let viewers in on all the exciting festivities involved in planning for the big day, including ring shopping at Neil Lane and, of course, how Jade selected her beautiful dress by Galia Lahav.
The ceremony, which took place January 24, begins with Harrison officiating, and after exchanging vows, the newly minted husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tanner Tolbert, kiss. Matt Nathanson, a favorite singer of the couple, will serenade them at the ceremony. Then, the celebration moves to the blow-out reception as we watch the couple’s first dance and cake cutting and hear the well wishes from the other “Bachelor” cast members. For one last huge surprise, smash British R&B/soul sensation Seal sings his hit song “Kiss from a Rose” for the couple’s first dance, making their first minutes together even more electric. Then from his new album, he sings “Every Time I’m With You,” inviting all the “Bachelor” alumni to the dance floor.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Nicole Woods, Peter Scalettar, Elan Gale and Bennett Graebner are the executive producers. “The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.”
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