'Bachelor Pad': Melissa Rycroft, Chris Harrison to co-host
"I'm excited." Rycroft tells People. "It's fun. It's a brand new experience for me. I've never been on that side but I'm anxious. I'm excited and ready to start."
ABC's spinoff show will feature previous contestants from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," and of course their long-time host Harrison. While former "Bachelor" contestant Rycroft will be by Harrison's side, her hosting duties won't include a search for love -- she married Tye Strickland last December.
As for the contestants -- which may have already leaked -- they will live together in "The Bachelor" mansion and compete in a series of challenges and dates for a chance at winning a quarter million dollars.
"Bachelor Pad" premieres August 9 on ABC.
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