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Is Bachelorette’s James Trethewie on Bachelor in Paradise?

Six unlucky-in-love reality stars have already been confirmed for Network Ten’s debut season of Bachelor In Paradise.

And former Bachelorette reject James Trethewie teased he was set to join the cast of the anticipated dating series in 2018 with a cryptic Instagram post on Wednesday.

The fan favourite from Sophie Monk’s recent season, 32, shared a picture of a clear-blue water cove, writing: ‘Can now officially confirm I’m in Paradise.’  

‘Can now officially confirm I’m in Paradise’: Could former Bachelorette reject James Trethewie have a second chance at love on Bachelor in Paradise?

The show is reportedly being filmed in Fiji, with the cast believed to be staying at Mango Bay Resort.

However, James soon clarified he wasn’t in Fiji, cheekily writing: ‘Can now officially confirm I’m in Paradise; and it’s called Manly Beach.’ 

Clearly referencing the upcoming reality series in the upload to his 62.9k followers, he added: ‘Who needs Fiji when this is your backyard..’ 

His former rival Apollo Jackson has been officially confirmed as part of the all-star cast, with runner-up Jarrod Woodgate rumoured to be joining the magician.   

That was cheeky! Clearly referencing the upcoming reality series in the upload to his 62.9k followers, he said 'Who needs Fiji when this is your backyard' as he clarified he was actually in Sydney's Manly

That was cheeky! Clearly referencing the upcoming reality series in the upload to his 62.9k followers, he said ‘Who needs Fiji when this is your backyard’ as he clarified he was actually in Sydney’s Manly

Is he dreaming? It's not the first times James has sparked rumours that he will actually appear on Bachelor In Paradise, posting an Instagram photo of a fluffy cloud formation out the window of a plane he was flying on earlier this week

Is he dreaming? It’s not the first times James has sparked rumours that he will actually appear on Bachelor In Paradise, posting an Instagram photo of a fluffy cloud formation out the window of a plane he was flying on earlier this week

It’s not the first times James has sparked rumours that he will actually appear on Bachelor In Paradise, posting an Instagram photo of a fluffy cloud formation out the window of a plane he was flying on earlier this week.

The post prompted speculation he was on the way to Fiji where filming for Channel 10’s new series was about to begin this month. 

Fans were convinced James would make an appearance when the show premieres early next year, backing him at $3 odds on bookmaker Sportsbet.  

Fan favourite: Fans were convinced James would make an appearance when the show premieres early next year, backing him at $3 odds on bookmaker Sportsbet

Fan favourite: Fans were convinced James would make an appearance when the show premieres early next year, backing him at $3 odds on bookmaker Sportsbet

Network Ten’s debut season of Bachelor In Paradise is certainly living up to the hype, with the likes of Apollo Jackson, Keira Maguire, Tara Pavlovic, Laura Fleure, Michael Turnbull and Davey Lloyd joining the cast.

The exciting casting announcement was made as part of Channel 10’s annual Upfronts last week.

Second chance at love! Apollo Jackson, Keira Maguire, Tara Pavlovic, Laura Fleure, Michael Turnbull and Davey Lloyd have been confirmed as joining Bachelor In Paradise on Channel 10 

Second chance at love! Apollo Jackson, Keira Maguire, Tara Pavlovic, Laura Fleure, Michael Turnbull and Davey Lloyd have been confirmed as joining Bachelor In Paradise on Channel 10 

Comedian Julia Morris also spoke of the casting during a segment on The Project as she reported live from the Channel 10 Upfronts. 

‘I have heard whispers. Let me tell you, there’s gonna be a bit of Keira (Maguire) action,’ she said, also adding season two Bachelor star Laurina Fleure, would also take part in the reality show.

Magician Apollo’s inclusion in the lineup may come as a surprise to fans who were eager for him to become the next Bachelor. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about his new role on Bachelor In Paradise, the professional magician said he is hoping to meet someone special after being dumped by Sophie Monk. 

Back for more? While fans were eager for him to become the next Bachelor, fan favourite Apollo Jackson is set to take part on the dating show

Back for more? While fans were eager for him to become the next Bachelor, fan favourite Apollo Jackson is set to take part on the dating show

New adventure: Another fan favourite Tara Pavlovic will join the dating show 

New adventure: Another fan favourite Tara Pavlovic will join the dating show 

‘From what I’ve seen of Tara, she seems like so much fun, and I can definitely see the two of us ­getting on,’ he said.

Bachelor host Osher Günsberg took to Instagram to reveal the rest of the line up to the show’s dedicated fans.

Among the star includes the already mentioned Tara Pavlovic, from the Bachelor season five, who told the publication that she looking for fun, rather than a man to settle down with.

‘I think Paradise is going to be a bit like schoolies week: getting lit with my mates around a pool — why not?’ 

Hello boys! Season four ‘villain’ Keira Maguire will also join the Paradise cast

New love: The brunette fashionista has also been confirmed as a hopeful on the show, despite confirming she had found love with 40-year-old businessman Nicholas Agnew earlier in the year

New love: The brunette fashionista has also been confirmed as a hopeful on the show, despite confirming she had found love with 40-year-old businessman Nicholas Agnew earlier in the year

Season two Bachelorette contestant Michael Turnbull hopes to find the woman of his dreams on Paradise. 

He said: ‘In relation to girls, Laurine Fleure I would love to get to know her, Tara, to meet her would be nice. Me and Keira wouldn’t form a relationship.’

The brunette fashionista has also been confirmed as a hopeful on the show, despite confirming she had found love with 40-year-old businessman Nicholas Agnew earlier in the year. 

Rounding out the first group of confirmed returnees is carpenter Davy Lloyd who failed to win Sam Frost’s heart in season one of the Bachelorette.

Finding the one: Season two Bachelorette contestant Michael Turnbull hopes to find the woman of his dreams on Paradise, citing an interest in season two star Laurina Fleure

Finding the one: Season two Bachelorette contestant Michael Turnbull hopes to find the woman of his dreams on Paradise, citing an interest in season two star Laurina Fleure

Putting on the charm: Rounding out the first group of confirmed returnees is carpenter Davy Lloyd who failed to win Sam Frost's heart in season one of the Bachelorette

Putting on the charm: Rounding out the first group of confirmed returnees is carpenter Davy Lloyd who failed to win Sam Frost’s heart in season one of the Bachelorette

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