This Past ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Is Joining Matt James’s Season—and Her Return Does *Not* Go Well

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Last night’s season 25 premiere of The Bachelor brought several surprises. Not only are the contestants holed up at some mansion in Pennsylvania, but they also held nothing back during the limo arrivals. (For example, one woman introduced Matt James to her vibrator and proceeded to carry it around all night. #Yikes.)

The episode was pretty dang boring aside from the end, which gave us a glimpse of what’s to come in next week’s episode. Based on the footage, we can confirm that more women are joining the show, whether the contestants like it or not. Most of the newcomers are random, but there’s one face that immediately caught our attention: Heather Martin.

The 24-year-old is a Bachelor alum, who originally appeared on Colton Underwood’s season of the popular dating series. (You know, the girl who had never been kissed.) She left voluntarily in episode seven, claiming she didn’t feel a connection. She’s now BFFs with former Bachelorette Hannah Brown and has developed a career as an influencer. (Go figure.)

So, why is Heather Martin important? According to the preview, she tries to join the cast of The Bachelor season 25. Her efforts look somewhat successful, since the footage shows Martin at what appears to be a group date after-party. The problem? The contestants are less than thrilled about their new competition. And we know what that means: D.R.A.M.A.

As for Martin, we don’t know why she’s going for round two on The Bachelor. There’s a good chance she made a few calls after finding out that James is the new lead—a perk of being a Bachelor Nation alum.

This wouldn’t be the first time a familiar face crashed the show—like when Becca Tilley starred on Chris Soules’s season and then returned to date Ben Higgins. However, the decision of whether or not Martin stays will ultimately fall on James (with encouragement from the producers).

The Bachelor airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...