The reality dating show will take place at just one location, where the cast will also live. Everyone involved will be tested before entering the filming location and then be isolated for a “quarantine period” before the cameras start rolling, Variety reported on June 26. In addition, “regular testing and temperature checks are expected.”
“We obviously can’t shoot a dating show with people in close quarters where people aren’t cleared and we know everything is safe,” an insider told the outlet. “It will be a super safe paradise for everyone to shoot the show … Health and safety of our crew and cast is the number one concern.”
Clare’s season was originally supposed to start filming in March with a slotted premiere date for mid-May. Sadly, the show went on hiatus amid COVID-19 cases skyrocketing across the country. The Bachelorette crew is reportedly going “above-and-beyond the recommendations” for safety and cleanliness, according to the source.
The only details the source divulged was that they will “shoot in a private area in Southern California,” and Reality Steve reported the cast arrived in La Quinta, California, on July 8. Filming should begin as soon as their quarantine period is over. Although not confirmed by ABC, the gossip outlet reports that filming will take place at the La Quinta Resort and Club.
“You guys, this is not the La Quinta that you see on the side of the road you can book for $50 a night. This is one of the top resorts out in the desert that’s held numerous golf tournaments and is the hot spot during Coachella week,” Reality Steve tweeted.
Fans can’t wait for the hairstylist to get her chance at finding love. Even her ex-fiancé, Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, from Bachelor Winter Games sent well wishes to his ex. “I’m glad she got that chance at finding love because we both trust that process,” he exclusively told Life & Style. “All I want for her is to be happy because she deserves the best.”
We can’t wait to see Clare’s season unfold!