By Kathleen Perricone

On the Monday night premiere of The Bachelorette, a former contestant returned hoping to find love this time around with Andi Dorfman.

Season 8′s Chris Bukowski showed up unannounced … but alas, he wasn’t allowed to join the competition.

“She seemed like a girl I could hit it off with,” says Chris, explaining his actions. “I almost got on as a contestant, but it was too late, so I flew to L.A. and at that point there was no turning back.

The Bachelorette airs every Monday on ABC!