Former Bachelor Winner Courtney Robertson in Talks for Bachelor in Paradise

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    Courtney Robertson is seemingly returning to reality TV.

    E! News has learned the season 16 Bachelor winner is close to signing on for Bachelor in Paradise, the upcoming Bachelor spinoff series.

    "Yes, I'm in talks," Courtney, who is gearing up to release her memoir, I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, exclusively tells E! News. "I'm really excited about the prospect. Who doesn't love paradise?"

    E! News can also reveal producers have reached out to Courtney's former flame, racing stud Arie Luyendyk Jr., which is sure to cause major drama if he signs on. Arie suffered a clavicle fracture this past weekend after his GUNK-sponsored truck collided with another vehicle during an event in Nevada, but we're told he's on the mend and could potentially join the show should his recovery and schedule allow it. 

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    Robertson made waves when she appeared on the 16th season of the ABC series and despite earning herself somewhat of a mean girl reputation, the brunette beauty received the final rose and became engaged to now-ex Ben Flajnik (the two split in 2010).

    In addition, fan favorites Chris Bukowski, Kalon McMahon, Kelly Travis and Michelle Money confirm exclusively to E! News that they're in talks to join the sexy summer reality series as well.

    And Jef Holm previously told E!'s Marc Malkin that he had been approached by producers, too.

    "I'm in talks to do it," Holm said last month, adding that the show is not going to be a copycat of the now-defunct Bachelor Pad.

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    "There are going to be guys and girls on an island somewhere outside of the country and they're looking for people to really focus on love for this," he said. "Instead of Bachelor Pad, how it was just people doing challenges and trying to team up with people, I think this is going to be different."

    As E! News already revealed, all potential contestants must undergo—and pass—a round STD testing before they're offered the job. "It's the first of many steps," a source connected to the show confirms.

    "I've already passed with flying colors," Bukowski tells E! News. "I'm in if they want me!" 

    Bachelor Paradise is set to begin shooting in June. 

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