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THE BACHELOR: “I Want Crazy” Hometowns Brings More Drama With Victoria F. And Later A Surprise Elimination

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It was “hometowns” on Monday’s night’s episode of The Bachelor! And, we all know what that means, right? Fathers questioning the intention of “The Bachelor’ with their daughters, said ‘Bachelor’ not quite saying the word “I love you” back when one or more of the contestants vying for his heart tell him the “L” word, mothers worried their daughters hearts will be broken …. and so it goes …

For Peter Weber’s season, he had “hometowns” with Hannah Ann, Kelsey, Madison and well, sort of with Victoria F.   First up is Hannah Ann’s meet and greet and grilling with her family.  When Peter talks to Hannah Ann’s dad, Rick, he tells him he is falling for her, but Rick doesn’t want him to say he loves Hannah Ann to her, unless he means it.  Later,  Peter does indeed tell Hannah Ann that he is in love with her and she repeats the same.   Hannah Ann continues to look like a frontrunner; especially after all that went down and is about to go down in the week ahead.

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Next, we go to Iowa to meet Kelsey’s family, where she first tells Peter she is also falling in love with him, to which, he can only respond, something along the lines of ‘thank you for telling me’, ‘that means so much to me’, or ‘so good to hear’.  Uh-oh!  He did not seemingly share her feelings.  Will that come back to bite Kelsey in the end? Kelsey’s mom is, of course, worried for Kelsey’s heart to be broken during their chitchat on the ‘hometowns”.  Stay tuned, mom.

Peter heads south for a date with Madison to meet her family in Auburn, Alabama.  Weber sees first hand that is a very religious family and that their faith means everything to them.   Madison’s mom, Tonya, asks her privately if she’s  talked to Peter about decisions she’s made about her relationships – that she is  saving herself for marriage.  It is then we learn that Madison is afraid to tell Peter, but won’t compromise her values, either.   Madison’s dad comes down hard on Peter about not breaking Madison’s heart, his firstborn daughter.   But in the end, it looks like Peter is still all in with Madison as a top contender for the final rose.

How apropos that the producers of The Bachelor brought in country singer/songwriter, Hunter Hayes for a guest spot and had him appropriately, sing his hit song, “I Want Crazy” during a big “set-up” impromptu concert/dance gathering in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Victoria Fuller’s hometown.   While the two have a fun-filled afternoon and seem to be enjoying each other, the drama ratchets up 100% when a mysterious woman called out Peter’s name, (while he is alone for a moment), and for some reason her face is blurred out during the conversation.

The woman is Merissa Pence, a former flame of Weber’s, who apparently lives in Virginia Beach, as well.  She tells Peter to be careful with Victoria F.  And, that Fuller has wrecked quite a few relationships around town, and is not the woman he thinks she is.   Gut-punched, Peter does not know at first what to do with the Intel.

At night, when it is time for the ‘hometown’ to meet Victoria’s family; Peter pulls Victoria aside and tells her what happened.  He notes that her ex Chase Rice stopped by one of their dates, and now the same thing has happened to him when an ex interrupted their date.  Victoria becomes extremely defensive, starts to cry, lashes out at Peter and walks away. “Do you think that I enjoy this right now?” Peter tells her,  but Victoria says it doesn’t matter anymore.  He gets in the limo, the ‘hometown’ is off, and Victoria is left crying on the street as her family comes out to her rescue to hold her.

US Weekly reported that the mysterious woman, Merrisa and Peter had dated for five months back in 2012 and ended their relationship as friends.  As to how Pence became involved in all of this, she said she reached out to the show producers, because she wanted to get a message to Peter about Victoria, expressing: “I talked to them for about an hour. They said they’d call me back. They didn’t call me back until about 9:30pm and they were like, ‘Hey, we don’t feel like we’ve vetted the situation enough to bring you on the show.’ I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a bummer, but I wish him the best and I totally understand.’ So I was kinda just like mulling over how I could still make it work,” adding that she called a producer the next day asking if she could watch filming and “maybe talk to Peter” after his date. The producer agreed and texted her 30 minutes before she needed to be there.”  The rest is, well, ‘Bachelor’ TV history.

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The next day, Victoria shows up at Peter’s hotel room and says she says she’s falling in love with him. He is confused and that they lack communication skills. No kidding!! These two put the “D” in dysfunction.  Peter says he needs some time to think about what he wants to do.

Now, we are back in Los Angeles for the rose ceremony, and Peter kicks to the curb Kelsey and keeps in the running Victoria F.!  But at the end of the episode, knowing that the group is going to Australia for the “Fantasy Suites” week, Madison chimes to Peter that she needs to speak to him.  Will she finally reveal that she is saving herself for marriage before embarking on the trip to Australia to compete for his heart?  Stay tuned.

So, what did you think about Kelsey exiting and Victoria F. staying in the running for the final rose? The “hometowns”? Comment below. But first, watch the confrontation between Victoria and Peter from last night’s episode.

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REPORT: Zach Shallcross to be Named ‘The Bachelor’ for Season 27

After his emotional goodbye on The Bachelorette, Zach Shallcross is reportedly going to be revealed as the lead in the upcoming season of The Bachelor.  This will mark the reality-dating competition series 27th season.

According to Variety, Shallcross is expected to be announced as the new “Bachelor” on this week’s season finale of The Bachelorette during After the Final Rose airing on Tuesday, September 20th.

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Zach had been a contestant on the 19th season of The Bachelorette which has featured two leads: Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.  As ‘Bachelor-Nation’ knows, Shallcross was embroiled as a rejected-suitor for Recchia.

In story, Rachel and Zach’s relationship took a shocking turn after the Fantasy Suite episode, when things went south.  Part of which seemed to stem from Recchia feeling Shallcross was not ready for an engagement because of his age.  He is actually only less than a year younger than Recchia. Both are 26-years-old.

Then, on last week’s episode of The Bachelorette and in front of a studio audience, Shallcross reunited with Recchia on-stage where he was able to confront his former love interest.  Zach was cordial, still slightly heartbroken, but it played well to the audience.

In his day job, Shallcross is a tech executive hailing from Anaheim Hills, California.

So, if this holds true, what do you think of Zach as the new ‘Bachelor’? Would you tune-in to watch his season? Comment below.

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‘The Bachelor’ Season Premiere: Will Clayton’s Season Be Intriguing or a Dud?

A brand new season of ABC’s longest running reality series, The Bachelor, has its season 26 premiere tonight Monday, January 3rd at 8 p.m. EST.

In it, ‘Bachelor’ Clayton Echard’s journey to find love begins with 31 female contestants vying for that final rose.

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From all the pre-interviews, teasers, and promos, Clayton admits he falls for three women at the same time, and then there is that shocking revelation to the women themselves that he had sex with both of them who were standing in front of him at the roes ceremony.

Bachelor Nation was originally not thrilled that Echard was chosen as The Bachelor instead of some other contestants from Michelle Young’s season, or men from past seasons, but the franchise chose the former pro football player and a Missouri native following his elimination from Young’s season where he broke down in tears.

In one of the earlier loglines for Clayton’s ‘Bachelor’ season, it said:  “This Midwestern man proves he is so much more than just a good-looking guy with a rock-hard bod, He’s a throwback romantic who’s not afraid to put himself out there for love.”

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The new season of The Bachelor also features a new host. Jesse Palmer replaces Chris Harrison, and for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, the series filmed in locations around the world.

Watch the full trailer for the new season of The Bachelor, and let us know if that montage of tears, or any of it, sparks your interest to see what happens via the comment section below.

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Jesse Palmer Named as New Host of ‘The Bachelor’ Replacing Chris Harrison

Apparently, The Bachelor has finally found their man! No not another lead, but the host.  After Chris Harrison’s departure amid controversy, after hosting every season of the the series until last year, ABC has announced that Jesse Palmer will now take the spot.

Palmer is no stranger to ‘Bachelor Nation’ and the mechanics of the competition-dating reality series.  Jesse was the series lead back in 2004 for its fifth season.

In a statement on his new gig, Jesse expressed: “For more than 20 years, The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own. Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience, and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey.”

ABC announced that the new season of The Bachelor will premiere in early 2022.

As sports fans know, Palmer  is a former college and NFL quarterback, and is a college football analyst for ESPN.

In addition, Jesse hosted the short-lived reality series The Proposal, which was created by The Bachelor’s Mike Fleiss.

So, what do you think of Jesse Palmer as the new host of The Bachelor? Good choice? Not-so-good choice? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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