The hit ABC dating show “The Bachelorette” is currently filming season 16 and made an unprecedented change roughly two weeks into filming by replacing Clare Crawley with Tayshia Adams. There might be some spoilers for the upcoming season but ABC released some hints of what is to come of the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought a majority of filming productions to a halt with some production delays for “The Bachelorette” and they’re already making season-altering changes. The franchise show didn’t disclose the exact reason for the replacement but they confirmed that Crawley left with good terms with the show producers.
Of course, fans will have to wait until the new season airs to find out every detail staying true to “The Bachelorette.” According to ET, Crawley ended up falling for one of the contestants that ultimately lead to her leaving the show.
While filming “The Bachelorette,” contestants are prohibited from being active on social media and Crawley like a tweet on Sunday night that announced Adams as the new Bachelorette but has since been unliked. Another big production change will be with recasting some original eligible bachelors.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) August 4, 2020
When ABC announced the 42 men that were the possible contestants of the show, fans spoke out against producers saying they should feature age-appropriate contestants as Crawley is 39 and the bachelors ranged is aged from 25 to 40 with a majority of men in their 30s. Chris Harrison supported the fans in the choice with 17 original bachelors remaining from the original pool and 25 new bachelors were picked.
One of the eliminated bachelor contestants, Matt James, is getting another chance at love as he will be featured on the next season of “The Bachelor.” Another indication of Adams replacing Crawley as the new bachelorette with reports of Adams quarantining near the base of the show in Palm Springs, California.
Adams has also remained inactive on social media with her last post on July 30 and “The Bachelorette” will be hosted in a safe environment for all production participants in Palm Springs, California. For the duration of production, the cast and crew will stay on the designated property at all times to follow COVID-19 precautions.
This season will be taking a break from the iconic Bachelor mansion for a resort in Palm Springs, California at the La Quinta Resort & Club. The production team confirmed that filming did not stop but producers made sure that Tayshia is given a fresh start on the show.
Reports began surfacing over the weekend that current 'Bachelorette' lead Clare Crawley has been replaced with fellow franchise alum Tayshia Adams https://t.co/hEvWiWmHAm
— Vulture (@vulture) August 3, 2020
It is still unclear whether this “fresh start” will include a new cast of bachelors but fans will wonder if any other familiar faces will join the new season. The new bachelorette Adams made her bachelor debut during Colton’s season of “The Bachelor” and her appearance on the last season of “Bachelor in Paradise” from last summer.
During Adams time on “Bachelor in Paradise,” she connected with a contestant from Hannah Brown’s season, John Paul Jones, that started as a cute crush and evolved into a relationship outside of the show. Unfortunately, the couple announced their break-up last October and she hasn’t heard much from Jones but wished him “the very best.”
In a previous interview, Adams said that she would be “honored” to be chosen as the next bachelorette and now she is getting her shot. The franchise has yet to confirm a release date as they’re still working around production delays but this season is sure to be one of the best in Bachelor Nation history.