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Fan favorite going from 'Bachelor in Paradise' to 'Dancing With the Stars'

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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 America’s heart. He then showed up on Bachelor in Paradise, where he captured Kendall Long’s heart — and she captured his. Despite some bumps along the way, Joe and Kendall are still together and trying to make it work. There’s just one problem: He lives in Chicago, while she lives in Los Angeles. That’s where Harrison comes in.

As Kendall and Joe sat on the couch on the After Paradise show, Harrison asked, “What if I could help you guys be together in the same city?” “OK. 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 told a shocked Joe and Kendall. “Nooooo,” was Joe’s reaction. “I don’t know how to dance.”

Kendall didn’t need to apply a lot of pressure, so when Harrison asked, “We’re offering you a spot on Dancing With the Stars next season. What do you say?” Joe answered in typical fashion, “OK, I’ll do it.” Even though he claims he can’t dance at all, fans are very excited to see him give it a shot.

Joe will join a long list of Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants to appear on DWTS, including Melissa Rycroft, who took home the Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 15.

Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of Bachelor in Paradise for free on Yahoo View.

Relive Grocery Store Joe’s fight with Leo that got Leo kicked off Bachelor in Paradise:

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