Let the Bachelorette casting free-for-all formally start.
Whereas it is nonetheless too early to inform who shall be season 17’s lead—c’mon, we have nonetheless bought 20 ladies left competing for Matt James‘ coronary heart—ABC government Rob Mills did supply a little bit of perception into the seek for the franchise’s subsequent lead in a current interview.
“I’d say with 99.9 p.c definitely, the Bachelorette goes to be somebody who comes from considered one of our earlier seasons,” Mills instructed Variety. “In all probability Matt’s, however a minimum of somebody who’s acquainted to Bachelor Nation.”
Meaning, not like Matt, our subsequent Bachelorette won’t be a complete beginner to lengthy rose ceremonies and intense group dates—and it is seemingly she is likely one of the ladies we’re at present watching throughout his season.
Since Matt’s journey kicked off on Jan. 4, followers have already began campaigning for a few of his contestants to be thought of for the function, together with first impression rose recipient Abigail Heringer and Katie Thurston, she who infamously introduced a vibrator on evening one and f—king owned it.
However that does not imply there aren’t ladies from earlier seasons who could not find yourself being picked by producers, together with not one, however two former Bachelorettes and Kelley Flanagan, who recently split from Bachelor Peter Weber.
With manufacturing set to start by March, it is seemingly followers will see their subsequent lead topped properly earlier than Matt’s finale airs. Whether or not it is a acquainted face from the present season or a giant shock à la Clare Crawley final yr, it is essentially the most speculative time of the yr for Bachelor Nation.