Lily McManus, Ally Thompson joining Bachelor Winter Games line-up

Lily McManus and Ally Thompson
Lily and Ally are the latest two Bachelor alumni to be announced as part of the line-up. Photo credit: MediaWorks

Two more Bachelor NZ stars have been confirmed for the line-up of the latest spin-off in the franchise - The Bachelor Winter Games

Season three bachelorettes Lily McManus and Ally Thompson are the latest stars joining the Kiwi contingent, featuring in a parade of contestants in Vermont on Wednesday (local time). 

The two bachelorettes were photographed walking in ski gear and waving at the meagre crowd. 

Lily McManus, Ally Thompson joining Bachelor Winter Games line-up
Photo credit: Facebook/ Amy Bentley-Maier
Lily McManus, Ally Thompson joining Bachelor Winter Games line-up
Photo credit: Facebook/ Amy Bentley-Maier

McManus' involvement in the spin-off series was signalled last week, when she announced she was "leaving the universe for a little while" on Instagram. 

"Don't really know where I'm going or when I'll be back so if you want to reach me, tough tits. Muchos love mates."

Season two star Jordan Mauger had already been confirmed on the new series.

Mauger featured in the 2016 season of Bachelor NZ, controversially choosing Fleur Verhoeven over runner-up Nazanin 'Naz' Khanjani, before ending things days later.

It was previously rumoured that 'Naz' would be joining The Bachelor Winter Games the show, but it appears that isn't the case.

She told Newshub that the "massive" TV opportunities she was in Los Angeles for earlier this year are bound by confidentiality agreements and she cannot confirm or deny if the show was one of them.

The spinoff was announced by franchise founder Mike Fleiss, who said 12 different nations would compete in the competition. 

The Bachelor Winter Games is set to feature "arch-rivals and villains" from previous seasons of The Bachelor around the world and promises to "take competitive dating to a chilling new level".

Little is known about the new series, although creator Fleiss tweeted on Wednesday (local time): "The games have officially begun!!! They're already making out on #TheBachelor Winter Games!!!"

Newshub.