ABC Teases Major Drama With First ‘The Bachelorette’ Promos

The first promos for ‘The Bachelorette’ are here, hinting at a seriously dramatic storyline for lead Clare Crawley. 

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Posted On: August 13th, 2020 2:17 pm pst

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ABC is breaking their silence on The Bachelorette drama…well, kind of.

Despite multiple sources confirming that current Bachelorette Clare Crawley has been replaced by Tayshia Adams, the network has yet to say anything. However, ABC is finally giving fans an inside look at what to expect with the first promos of the season.

In a series of very cryptic Instagram posts rolled out over the past week, Crawley is seen behind the camera on an all-black soundstage, surrounded by rose petals. In one clip, she’s tossing petals on the floor. In another, she’s dropping a pair of high heels to the ground.

“Get ready for one heel of a season,” the caption teased, and in another, “Cameras are rolling.”

“People say ‘waiting for the other shoe to drop’ but she dropped both shoes here idk my mind is blown,” commented Lauren Zima, an expert reporter on all things Bachelor for Entertainment Tonight and host Chris Harrison’s girlfriend. 

While these promos only feature Crawley and don’t mention any possible cast changes, they do seem to confirm a couple of the reports that have surfaced over the past few weeks. For starters, production didn’t stop which means that no matter what’s gone down on set, we’re going to see it play out on our television screens this fall.

The fact that Crawley is prominently featured in all of the posts also means she’s definitely not cut from the show altogether, which is in line with what insider sources originally reported when the story broke that Adams is replacing her. 

“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,” one source told E! News. “Clare will then conclude her journey and announce that Tayshia is the lead.”

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Crawley was allegedly replaced by Adams after falling in love with one of the contestants and threatening to quit the show. Reports later surfaced that she’s now engaged to contestant Dale Moss. 

“People are wondering if it was love at first sight when she and Dale met up in Palm Springs two weeks ago,” a source told Life & Style.

What do you think these promos mean for this season of The Bachelorette? Let us know on social media, and keep following AfterBuzz TV for the latest Bachelor Nation news. 

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Meagan Lynn is a host at AfterBuzz TV and Elon University graduate with a degree in journalism. She loves singing, listening to inspirational podcasts and watching reality TV.

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