*Warning: spoilers ahead.* As entertaining as it’s been to watch Clare Crawley and her group of eligible bachelors get to know each other on season 16 of The Bachelorette, fans are well aware that a major switch is on the horizon. To find out when the leading lady leaves the hit reality TV series and is replaced by season 23 Bachelor alum Tayshia Adams, keep reading!
What episode does Clare Crawley leave The Bachelorette?
After just 12 days of shooting at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California, Clare, 39, “told producers she no longer wanted to participate in the show” because she had “already fallen in love” with contestant Dale Moss, a source exclusively told Life & Style in July.
ABC was “blindsided” by the hairstylist‘s shocking decision, the insider added at the time. “Producers [were] scrambling to figure out what to do. They are frantic trying to pick up the pieces.”
By August 3, a separate source revealed to Life & Style that Clare and the former professional football player, 32, are already engaged. The leading lady defended her and Dale’s quickie romance during an interview with Us Weekly on October 13 and said, “It’s not for anybody to really decide if there is a cookie-cutter for [falling in love].”
Tayshia will make her first appearance on the reality dating show during week 4’s episode on Thursday, November 5. At that point, Clare only had two rose ceremonies, so there were still a large number of eligible contestants to choose from.
Will Tayshia have the same Bachelorette contestants?
Tayshia will have four new contestants who never met Clare: Spencer Robertson, who receives her first impression rose, Montel Hill, Peter Giannikopoulos and Noah Erb, per Reality Steve. The guys were initially announced as contestants in March before filming was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. They were not selected to meet Clare in July once shooting resumed but still got their chance to find love with Tayshia.
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