E Online- As if a quarantined season of The Bachelorette wasn't interesting enough, there's a brand new leading lady set to pass out roses. Clare Crawley is being replaced by Bachelor in Paradise alum Tayshia Adams, multiple sources tell E! News.
"The producers have told her that the season will still lead with Clare and her short-lived journey, and will show Clare falling in love with one of her suitors," the insider shares. "Clare will then conclude her journey and announce that Tayshia is the lead."
The shocking update comes just weeks after production officially began on the 18th season of the ABC dating competition series. Unlike past seasons, where contestants travel around the world on a journey to find love, Clare and the contestants were to remain isolated at a Palm Springs, Calif. resort for the entire duration of filming. A whopping 42 men were announced as contestants, presumably because alternates were needed if any tested positive for COVID-19.
WOW it's actually happening! Holy shit! Apparently the rumors were true after all. Sources say that Tayshia Adams will in fact replace Clare Crawley on this upcoming season of The Bachelorette. Wow. I'm stunned. Even though I said in my last blog that I thought the rumors were true and that I wanted them to be true, I'm still stunned. What an unprecedented thing to have happen. A very important note in that article is that they'll be airing Clare's shortened season and then moving onto Tayshia's season. That's gonna be INCREDIBLE television. What a beautiful mess that'll be to watch unfold.
Like I said in my original blog about the initial rumors, this is best case scenario for ABC and the show. People weren't exactly thrilled about Clare as The Bachelorette and then became even less thrilled about it after all the drama involving Matt James. Tayshia however is a fan favorite and now the upcoming season has the JUICE thanks to all of the drama that's unfolded today. This upcoming season went from the least anticipated season ever to the most anticipated season ever in record time. Best goddamn franchise in the world. Some conspiracy theorists might even say that once Clare fell head over heels in love with Dale Moss that the producers encouraged her to leave the show with him because they knew how unpopular a Clare season was gonna be. Now that's PURE speculation but you'd be crazy to say it's not plausible. Anyway. As it stands right now it sounds like Tayshia Adams will be The Bachelorette. Wild.
You know who's most excited about Tayshia becoming The Bachelorette? Past Trent.