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June 08, 2010 01:00 AM

Melissa Rycroft is heading back to The Bachelor mansion.

She’s not trying to find love again – in fact, she’s happily married to Tye Strickland. Instead, she’ll be co-hosting Bachelor Pad, a new ABC show featuring previous contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, with another person in the Bachelor family: host Chris Harrison.

“I m excited.” Rycroft tells PEOPLE. “It s fun. It s a brand new experience for me. I ve never been on that side but I m anxious. I m excited and ready to start.”

The show, which has already started filming, will feature an all-star reunion of “some of the most unforgettable contestants and suitors,” a release from the network promises, who will live together in the mansion as they compete in a series of challenges and dates for a chance at winning $250,000 – and a second chance at love.

Bachelor Pad premieres Aug. 9 (8 p.m. EST) on ABC. –Eunice Oh

Tell us: Will you tune in to watch Bachelor Pad? Which contestants would you like to see on the show?

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