- Season 16 of The Bachelorette US will have two leading ladies.
- Clare Crawley has reportedly quit the show after she fell for one of the suitors, Dale Moss.
- Bachelor in Paradise alum Tayshia Adams is rumoured to be replacing her.
The 16th season of The Bachelorette US will not have one, but two leading ladies.
E! News reports that Clare Crawley will be replaced by Bachelor in Paradise alum Tayshia Adams.
The show is currently being filmed at an isolated resort in Palm Springs, California.
According to reports the 39-year-old has fallen for Dale Moss, one of the suitors and does not want to continue the dating process on the show.
An insider told 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. Clare will then conclude her journey and announce that Tayshia is the lead."
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Well hello! Talk about most dramatic season ever! In all seriousness, Everyone’s health is the most important priority at this time, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming The Bachelorette. ?? We are taking it day by day and even hour by hour as this is so unpredictable. All I know for sure is that my heart is so full from all the love and support this far, and am still so excited for my journey to begin! I’ve waited 38 years for these moments, what’s a little bit longer, right! ????xoxo
Rumours that Clare left the show started online over the weekend when Bachelor Nation spotted that she liked and then unliked a fan's post on Twitter about Tayshia. Contestants are not allowed to have their phones during the filming of the show.
Deadline reports that Tayshia has joined the production after undergoing quarantine.
The 29-year-old is no stranger to the franchise. She first appeared in season 23 of The Bachelor with Colton Underwood. Thereafter she started a romance with John Paul Jones on Bachelor in Paradise season 6, but the pair split in 2019.
In June ABC announced that Matt James - who was set to appear in the upcoming season of The Bachelorette - will be the first Black Bachelor of the franchise.