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The 12th season of The Bachelor, also known as The Bachelor: London Calling premiered on March 17, 2008. The show features 27-year-old British bachelor, Matt Grant, courting 25 women from the United States.

He is the first British bachelor, second non-American and second bachelor outside of North America.

He utimately chose to propose to Shayne Lamas.


The season began with 25 contestants.

Erin died in a plane crash on March 21, 2016.

Future appearances[]

Holly Durst returned in the second season of Bachelor Pad, and won that season alongside Bachelor Nation alumnus Michael Stagliano.

Call-Out Order[]

# Bachelorettes Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Amanda R. Amanda R. Ashlee Holly Chelsea Shayne Shayne Shayne Shayne
2 Amy Chelsea Chelsea Robin Amanda R. Noelle Amanda R. Chelsea Chelsea
3 Devon Shayne Robin Shayne Marshana Chelsea Chelsea Amanda R.
4 Kristine Michelle P. Holly Amanda R. Shayne Amanda R. Noelle
5 Chelsea Marshana Erin S. Ashlee Robin Marshana
6 Erin H. Ashlee Amanda R. Kelly Noelle Robin
7 Kelly Noelle Kelly Chelsea Holly
8 Rebecca Erin S. Amy Noelle Ashlee
9 Denise Amy Kristine Marshana
10 Erin S. Kristine Marshana Erin S.
11 Robin Robin Noelle
12 Ashlee Kelly Shayne
13 Alyssa Carri Erin H.
Michelle P.
14 Michelle P. Holly
15 Shayne Erin H.
16 Marshana Alyssa
Amanda P.

Michele R.

17 Amanda P.
18 Tamara
19 Holly
20 Tiffany
21 Carri
22 Stacey
23 Lesley
24 Michele R.
25 Noelle
The contestant received a first impression rose.
The contestant received a rose during the date.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated during the date.
The contestant won the competition.


No. in series Title Original air date
1 "Week 1" March 17, 2008
The new bachelor is introduced to 25 lucky ladies and he must send ten packing.
2 "Week 2" March 24, 2008
Fifteen women remain and the group dates begin. Eight ladies go to the fashion show date while the other seven spend the day with Matt in Las Vegas. But in the end, three bachelorettes must go home.
3 "Week 3" March 31, 2008
Twelve ladies remain and the dates continue. Ten ladies would go on a rugby date while the other two would go on a one on one date with Matt to a movie premier and a wine tasting date. In the end, which nine ladies know Matt best and stay for another date?
4 "Week 4" April 7, 2008
Nine ladies remain and the dates continue. Matt takes Amanda R. on a 1950s-themed date. He cooks dinner for Holly and Marshana (only one from these two will get a rose at the end of the date), and it's an afternoon of tennis and tea for the other six. In the end, six will continue to date Matt.
5 "Week 5" April 14, 2008
Six ladies remain and the dates continue. Matt takes Chelsea on a sleigh ride date, while Noelle gets one on one time with Matt on an ice skating date. The other four ladies accompany Matt on a skiing date. In the end, only four ladies will bring home Matt to their families.
6 "Week 6" April 21, 2008
Four ladies remain and Matt accompanies the lucky ladies to their hometowns to meet their parents. One of the four ladies is sent home.
7 "Week 7" April 28, 2008
Matt takes the three remaining ladies to Barbados for the infamous fantasy dates and narrows his search for true love to two.
8 "The Women Tell All" May 5, 2008
Fifteen rejected bachelorettes return to discuss Matt, each other and who Matt will finally pick in the finale, Chelsea or Shayne.
9 "Week 8: Finale" May 12, 2008
In the season finale, Matt must choose between Chelsea and Shayne. Before proposing to the lucky one, Matt takes both ladies home to England to meet his family. The three later return to Barbados for one final date before the big decision.

Where are they now?[]

Grant and Shayne Lamas broke up in July 2008 as they felt their lives were going in different directions, but stated they would remain close friends.

Shayne Lamas is now married to Internet personality Nik Richie. They have two children, daughter Press (b. 2011) and son Lyon (b. 2015).

Erin Storm, a hot dog vendor, later became a pilot. She died in an airplane crash at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles in 2016.

The Ring[]