In a first for the Bachelor franchise, the next star of the show is being revealed live on Good Morning America the day the Women Tell All will air. Tune in here Monday, March 2 at 7 a.m. ET for live updates as we find out who the next Bachelorette star will be.
All times Eastern.
7:00 — Hey Bachelor and Bachelorette fans, who is up at the crack of dawn to find out which lucky lady is going to be the next lead of the show?
7:20 — So far there have been some updates on the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and how it potentially could affect March Madness games, plus a look at the South Carolina primary results ahead of Super Tuesday on March 3. The only Bachelorette tease so far has been on Twitter.
7:45 — We are now listening to an active volcano, which is interesting, to be sure, but let’s bring out the next bachelorette! It’s a shame they didn’t announce the next leading lady by flying her in over the active volcano. Now that’s a reveal.
7:52 — Our first peek at the bachelorette! Or at least someone silhouetted behind a screen holding a rose!
8:04 — OK, it sounds like the bachelorette reveal will happen any minute now. Hopefully, that’s actually true.
8:13 — Here we go! The next bachelorette is… Clare Crawley! Woo hoo! As an old-school fan of the show, this is very exciting. She says she just found out this past Saturday, February 29, about being chosen and she’s really excited. She’s also not worried about being 38 years old because she knows what she wants and what she “won’t settle for.”
8:18 — She also says, “For me, the most important thing is I want a man that will take off his armor. I want a man who is strong, who is willing to take off the body armor, open himself up and be vulnerable. That is some serious strength right there and I want a man that can do that.”
There have been a few names being tossed around recently as possible bachelorettes. Reality Steve recently wrote that he can confirm Kelsey Weier from Peter Weber’s season, Tayshia Adams from Colton Underwood’s season, and Tia Booth from Arie Luyendyk’s season all went to Los Angeles to go the through the interview process for the show.
“I can tell you three names that I know for sure have been in LA and met with production for formal interviews: Kelsey, Tayshia, and Tia. I’m sure there were more, but those three definitely did. I can’t tell you who they like better, like less, whatever,” wrote Reality Steve.
Reality Steve also said that during the Women Tell All taping, it felt like Kelsey was getting a “bachelorette edit” during the reunion special.
Another rumor going around Bachelor Nation is that Bachelor in Paradise alum Clare Crawley is being considered, though Reality Steve could not confirm that rumor last week. What he could confirm is that Hannah Brown was production’s “top choice,” but they couldn’t settle on the money, so he thought as of February 26 that she was out of the running.
The Bachelor franchise of shows airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. The Bachelorette season 16 will premiere Monday, May 18 on ABC.