NZ's Jordan Mauger confirmed for international Bachelor spinoff

  • 10/11/2017

The star of The Bachelor NZ's second season has been cast in an international spinoff of the show, alongside contestants from 11 other countries.

Jordan Mauger, who featured in the 2016 season that ended in a catastrophically short relationship with winner Fleur Verhoeven, had already been rumoured to be shortlisted for the show - alongside runner-up Nazanin 'Naz' Khanjani.

The Bachelor franchise founder Mike Fleiss announced Mauger's participation on Twitter overnight.

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".

That has piqued speculation around whether Naz could also be appearing on the show, particularly as she teased fans in September with some "exciting news" about a "massive opportunity" on US television, but couldn't say much more.

Contacted by Newshub in early October, she gave a firm "no comment" on if the opportunity was or was not The Bachelor Winter Games.

Fleiss revealed he'd just signed "another sexy star" for the show in November. It's not known if he was referring to Naz.

The contestants have been announced one by one by Fleiss on his Twitter account, with the latest being Canadian Bachelor contestant Kevin Wendt.