ABC's 'The Bachelor' Season 23: Release date, cast, spoilers, sneak peeks and everything else you need to know

ABC's 'The Bachelor' Season 23: Release date, cast, spoilers, sneak peeks and everything else you need to know

In less than a month, Colton Underwood will be surrounded by around 30 ladies fighting for his love. 'The Bachelor' season 23 will premiere on January 7 and ABC's new bachelor is none other than Underwood. He is definitely not a new name when it comes to the reality dating series, he has previously also appeared in 'Bachelor in Paradise'. But there are things that you may not know about him after all. So, before the show can premiere here is everything you need to know about Underwood. 




Early life and football career

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Underwood played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds. Underwood was then signed by the San Diego Chargers. Following that he was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. After being signed and waived by a couple other teams finally Underwood was signed to the Raiders' practice squad in 2015 and on August 2016 he was released. He is now a retired footballer due to injuries and never really made it till the NFL. He was only on the practice squad for San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders. 




Entry into reality TV

Underwood made his debut on 'The Bachelorette' season 14, starring Becca Kufrin. He got eliminated during the eighth week of the competition. Following that he was again seen in 'Bachelor in Paradise' after he was linked with fellow contestant Tia Booth. The couple then broke it off and both left Paradise during week five. After that now Underwood is back to find love with the 23rd season of 'The Bachelor'. 

Previous women in his life

Underwood is no stranger to the dating spotlight. Even before he joined 'The Bachelorette' he dated Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. Sadly their relationship lasted for just six months. Before he joined 'The Bachelorette' Underwood also dated season 22's contestant Tia Booth. Following that Underwood and Booth also found themselves wrapped up together again in season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise. In season 14 of 'The Bachelorette' Underwood was a fan favorite and also a front-runner for Bachelorette Becca Kufrin. Kufrin apparently even met his family. However, toward the end, Booth came back and revealed that she had feelings for Underwood. Due to this reason, Kufrin had to let him go stating that they had no future together. 




'The Bachelor' season 23 begins on January 7 at 7 CST on ABC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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