On the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, Chris Harrison had a big surprise for fan-favorite Joe Amabile, affectionately known as “Grocery Store Joe.” Despite being sent home the first night of The Bachelorette, Joe captured the hearts of America. He then showed up on Bachelor in Paradise where he captured Kendall Long’s heart and she captured his in return. Despite some bumps along the way, Joe and Kendall are still together today and are trying to make it work. There’s just one problem: he lives in Chicago, she lives in Los Angeles. And that’s where Chris Harrison comes in.
As Kendall and Joe at on the couch at the After Paradise show, Harrison asked, “What if I could help you guys be together in the same city?” “Okay. Yeah, sure,” Joe replied. “Joe, I know some people, and I pulled some strings,” Harrison said. Then he hit him with it. “I have procured you a spot on Dancing With the Stars,” Harrison said to a shocked Joe and Kendall. Joe responded, “Nooooo. I don’t know how to dance.”
Not much pressure was needed from Kendall, so when Harrison asked, “We’re offering you a spot on Dancing With the Stars next season. What do you say?” Joe responded in typical fashion, “Yeah, okay. I’ll do it.” Though Joe says he can’t dance at all, fans are obviously very excited to see him give it a shot.