Chad Johnson (television personality)

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Chad Johnson
Brian Chad Johnson

(1987-08-11) August 11, 1987 (age 32)
EducationJenks High School
Alma maternone
OccupationTelevision personality
Known forThe Bachelorette
Bachelor in Paradise
Famously Single
Celebrity Big Brother UK

Brian Chad Johnson (born August 11, 1987) is an American reality television personality. He is notable for being a contestant on The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Famously Single and Celebrity Big Brother UK. He is also a special correspondent for the TV program, Extra.[1] He also starred in the second season of MTV's Ex on the Beach.

Early life[edit]

Chad Johnson was born on 11 August 1987 in Oklahoma.[2] He attended the University of Oklahoma and served in the United States Marine Corps.[3]

Television career[edit]

The Bachelor franchise[edit]

In 2016, Johnson became a contestant on the ABC Network reality television show The Bachelorette season 12 to compete for Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher's affections. He gained popularity as "Bad Chad", the season's infamous ‘villain’.[1]

In the summer of 2016, Johnson joined The Bachelor spin-off show, Bachelor in Paradise. The show follows former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants living together and finding love in Mexico. He was ejected by host Chris Harrison during the first episode for belligerent behavior.[4]

Famously Single[edit]

In 2017, Johnson was cast as a member of season 2 of the E! network reality television show Famously Single.[5] The series follows eight single celebrities who move in together and try to solve their romantic problems. Alongside Johnson starred I Love New York's Tiffany Pollard, Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Keeping Up with the Kardashians's Malika Haqq, Dancing with the Stars's Karina Smirnoff, and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills's Dorothy Wang.[6]

Celebrity Big Brother[edit]

Johnson appeared on the twentieth series of the reality game show, Celebrity Big Brother UK. He reached the final and ultimately finished in fifth place, behind Derek Acorah, Sam Thompson, Amelia Lily and Sarah Harding.[7]


Year Title Role Note
2016 The Bachelorette Himself Season 12
Bachelor in Paradise Season 3
2017 Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After? Cameo, 1 episode
Famously Single Season 2, 8 episodes
Celebrity Big Brother UK Series 20, Finalist – 5th place
2018-2019 Ex on the Beach Season 2


  1. ^ a b "Celebrity Big Brother 2017 line-up 'revealed'".
  2. ^ "Who Is Chad Johnson? 'Celebrity Big Brother' Contestant's 9 Facts In 90 Seconds". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  3. ^ "CHAD JOHNSON". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  4. ^ "WATCH: Chad Johnson Leaves Bachelor in Paradise Video | Bachelor in Paradise". ABC. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  5. ^ "Entertaining AF: Speed-Dating With 'Bachelor' Chad Johnson; 'Famously Single' Cast". Observer. 2017-06-23. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ "Famously Single Season 2 Dating Profiles: Malika Haqq, Chad Johnson & Cast Reveal Their Celeb Crushes, Biggest Turn Ons and More on Famously Single". E! Online. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  7. ^ "Jemma and Chad have left the house". Big Brother official website.

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