Oh. America's newest bachelorette has... quit.
Yes, The Bachelor franchise has a frankly concerning tendency to take each season to a whole new level of drama. And if you’ve ever seen The Bachelor or Bachelorette in America, which has been running since 2002, you’ll know that our Australian seasons are mild in comparison. (Osher is more pure in his intentions, obviously.)
This time, though, they've really outdone themselves.
Their most recent Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, left the show midway through the season. Which, on a related note, is actually what Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins should have done, BUT ANYWAY.
The franchise has been forced to recast their 2020 Bachelorette and things are evidently awkward.
Here's everything we know about the latest season of The Bachelorette US, due to air in September.
Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette.
In early March, Clare Crawley, a previous contestant on one of The Bachelor seasons, was announced as the 2020 Bachelorette.
After only a few weeks of filming, boom, a pandemic happens and production is paused.
What exactly happened during those first weeks of filming is not yet confirmed. We do know, however, that Clare gave her first impression rose to a 31-year-old man named Dale Moss.
(SPOILER): Although early social media activity was leading people to believe he never made it on the show or was eliminated night 1, that was never the case. Dale Moss received Clare’s first impression rose. pic.twitter.com/R5eqKRXhUZ— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) July 30, 2020
We also know that she is now with, and potentially engaged to, that man named Dale.
There are two widespread rumours.