Melissa Rycroft has gone from contestant on “The Bachelor” to host of the dating competish’s spinoff, “Bachelor Pad.”
Rycroft will serve as host alongside “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison.
It’s been a busy year on the Alphabet for Rycroft, who skyrocketed to fame when 13th edition “The Bachelor” star Jason Mesnick proposed to her — and then dumped her on the follow-up special.
Rycroft, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, appeared as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” and signed on as a special contributor for “Good Morning America.” She also co-hosted “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” along with Ryan Seacrest last year.
“Bachelor Pad” premieres at 8 p.m. Aug. 9, once “The Bachelorette” completes its run. Show features past contestants and suitors from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” as they live in a mansion together and compete for $250,000 and another chance at finding love.
Warner Horizon and Next Entertainment are behind “Bachelor Pad,” which comes from exec producers Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jay Bienstock.