MATT SELECTS TWO LUCKY BACHELORETTES FOR THE FIRST ONE-ON-ONE DATES,
AND TEN OF THE LADIES COMPETE IN A SEXY GAME OF RUGBY TO WIN HIS HEART,
ON ABC'S "THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING," MONDAY, MARCH 31
"Episode 1203" -- Matt turns up the heat on a glamorous one-on-one date with Holly to a private Hollywood screening and on a romantic tryst with Shayne at a California winery, with both rendezvous having a high-stakes rose on the line -- if the bachelorette doesn't receive a rose, she goes home. The Bachelor's group date with ten women to play a steamy game of rugby � Matt's favorite English sport � gets down and dirty as the bachelorettes try to impress him with their athletic prowess. Even with more individual time with his ladies, Matt is more confused than ever about which women are right for him, on a special 90-minute edition of "The Bachelor: London Calling," MONDAY, MARCH 31 (9:36-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
On the first one-on-one date, Matt escorts Holly to Mann's Chinese Theater for a private Hollywood movie screening of Columbia Pictures' upcoming romantic comedy, "Made of Honor," starring Patrick Dempsey, which will premiere May 2. The couple are treated like celebrities as they walk the red carpet, are blinded by the flash of paparazzi cameras, interviewed by television crews and even cement-cast their handprints like the big screen stars.
A lusty group date finds ten bachelorettes facing off in a game of rugby. The competition gets ugly when Marshana falls to the ground after getting elbowed in the face. Later, Matt takes the women back to his Bachelor pad to wind down, but not before Kelly steals him away for a sensual massage. Then Robin removes him for some one-on-one time, revealing her feelings for him and planting a kiss. Matt eventually decides to hand out the date rose to the woman who wowed him on the rugby field.
On the second one-on-one date, the Bachelor picks up Shayne in his Maserati for a romantic evening at a winery in Ojai, California. She reveals that her famous father is actor Lorenzo Lamas. She stresses to Matt that although she is only 22, she is really ready to get married and, coming from a broken home, never wants to get divorced. The couple continue their conversation over dinner, then later become intimate with a hot kiss by the fire.
Matt tries to snag as much one-on-one time with as many women as possible at the cocktail party to determine which women are right for him. And the bachelorettes set off fireworks trying to make a lasting impression on Matt. Chelsea steals a kiss from the Bachelor, Noelle breaks down crying because she hasn't gotten time alone with Matt, and Robin steals him away, causing an uproar among the other women. The bachelorettes then confront Robin, the most hated woman in the house. Later Matt sends three women home in tears, leaving nine bachelorettes to continue the fairytale journey.
The 12 women are:
Amanda R., 27, an account executive from Niceville, FL.
Amy, 22, a nanny from Stockton, CA.
Ashlee, 22, a singer/songwriter from Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Chelsea, 24, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Durango, CO.
Erin S., 33, a hot dog vendor from Venice, CA.
Holly, 25, a children's book author from Suffield, OH.
Kelly, 24, a medical sales representative from San Diego, CA.
Kristine, 32, a personal trainer from Charlotte, NC.
Marshana, 27, a fashion designer from Brooklyn, NY.
Noelle, 26, a photographer from Loveland, CO.
Robin, 22, an advertising coordinator from Holland, MI.
Shayne, 22, an actress from Malibu, CA.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: London Calling" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are the executive producers. "The Bachelor: London Calling" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A parental guideline will be assigned to this program at a later date.
This episode of "The Bachelor: London Calling" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.