Bachelor Pad is an elimination-style two-hour American reality television game show that debuted on August 9, 2010 on ABC.The show features contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, who compete for a final cash prize of 0,000.
However, one year later after the show cancelled, it was replaced by Bachelor in Paradise.The show stars eleven women and eight men eliminated from various seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette who compete for a 0,000 prize.The women on the first season were mostly from the The Bachelor season 14.The men on the first season were mostly from the The Bachelorette season 5.The show may also represent "a second chance at finding love" for those rejected by previous Bachelors and Bachelorettes.
The contestants live together in a mansion and take part in challenges to prevent elimination, go on dates with contestants of their choice, and choose other contestants to eliminate.
At the beginning of the season, each contestant privately votes for a person of the opposite sex to be eliminated.
Each week, the person with the highest vote count from each sex is eliminated, while a competition winner casts the deciding vote publicly in the event of a tie.
In order to advance to the final eight, the sex with the least number of remaining contestants selects partners for competing as couples.
A ballroom dancing competition, similar to Dancing with the Stars, is the final competition.
Previous Bachelors and Bachelorettes serve as the judges, with the winning couple deciding the couple it will advance to the final vote.