Rachel Lindsay Shares More Info On THAT Chris Harrison Interview: ‘He Talked Over Me And At Me’

Rachel Lindsay isn’t done telling her side of the story just yet! The former Bachelorette went on the Higher Learning podcast to reveal more about the behind-the-scenes quality of that infamous Chris Harrison interview on Extra last week. Of course, Harrison has already apologized for his poor defense of current Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell‘s actions while being interviewed by Lindsay. […]

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Chris Harrison Announces He’s ‘Stepping Aside’ As Host Of The Bachelor Amid Show’s Current Racism Controversy

Chris Harrison is stepping aside from the Bachelor franchise. On Saturday morning, the longtime TV host announced as much in an Instagram post about the current state of the show in light of the racism controversy surrounding contestant Rachael Kirkconnell as well as Harrison’s own disastrous interview about it. Related: Harrison Blasts Troll In Spicy Instagram Exchange! Whoa! […]

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Bachelor Contestant Rachael Kirkconnell Addresses Reaction To Her Racism Apology

The Bachelor’s Rachael Kirkconnell is speaking out again after recently attempting to apologize for her past racist and offensive behavior, but this time, she’s talking to her critics! The 24-year-old frontrunner took to Instagram Stories on Thursday to clarify a point in her previous statement, while also clapping back at those coming for her! Sharing […]

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Bachelor Alum Dylan Barbour Tells ALL About The Show & Producers In A Fiery Twitter Thread

Dylan Barbour spilled some major tea about the Bachelor franchise — and trust us when we say it is piping hot! On Saturday, the 26-year-old former contestant decided to answer some burning questions from fans about the reality TV dating series in a lengthy Q&A on Twitter, initially tweeting out: “Cancel ABC and The Bachelor […]

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Bachelor’s Victoria Larson Claps Back At Body-Shaming Comments Made By Matt James’ Friends

There’s one thing you cannot deny about Victoria Larson, and it’s that the woman is beyooond confident! (Seriously, she literally refers to herself as “The Queen.”) So, it’s no surprise she has brushed off some recent negative comments directed towards her like a boss! On Tuesday, the controversial contestant of Matt James’ season of The […]

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The Bachelor Spoilers: We Have the Identities of Matt James’ Top Two!

Matt James has made history. But to whom will he make love on The Bachelor – and to whom will be bequeath that coveted final rose?

This is the question viewers around the nation have, as they head into a brand new year, and season of this beloved TV franchise.

Well, we now answers. More of them each day.

Based on a number of sources and reports, we’ve got The Bachelor spoilers for you for the still-unfolding 2021 campaign.

Gotta love it. Bachelor spoilers make things more fun, after all, especially as the episodes fly by and pieces fall into place.

There are still gaps to fill in, but the top four, the final two and the winner herself have been revealed by Reality Steve.

The man is good at what he does. And now we’re starting to get a clearer sense of the order in which the gals go home.

But will you love the results? Will Matt’s journey end in a proposal? Will his season go down as one of the best ever?

Time will tell re: some of those historical topics, but as far as the spoilers go, we’ve got you. Scroll down to find out now.

[Spoiler alert, obviously.]

1. James is Ready for Another First

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On the Season 25 premiere, Matt James – not only the first Black lead, but the first franchise newcomer to hand out the roses in years – admits to Chris Harrison that he’s never been in love. Not ever. Not once in his life. “It’s my job to change that,” the host tells The Bachelor.

2. He’ll Have Quite a Few Choices, Too

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ABC released the names and photos of 43 women ahead of the season premiere. They range in ages from 21 through 32, but not all of these suitors will end up appearing on the show.

3. Wait, Where is the Season Being Filmed?

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James’ journey kicked off January 4 at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The set was reportedly isolated and all COVID-19 protocols were being followed.

4. Make Way for Tayshia!

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If you recognize the surroundings, your eyes are not deceiving you. The latest Bachelorette actually filmed her After the Final Rose ceremony at this same place – and the newly-engaged Tayshia is expected to pop up at some point on Matt’s season.

5. Will Other Familiar Faces Show Up?

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Yup! In addition to Tayshia, look for Matt’s great pal, Tyler Cameron, to make an appearance. And also Hannah Brown, who is friends with Matt and, uh, “friends” with Tyler as well. And also Wells Adams. Seriously.

6. Matt Being Matt

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For a long time, there was no reliable intel, and we were forced to rely on comments like this one from Tyler: “Matt is being Matt and we’re going to get the Matt we all love. He’s extremely happy. He loves the girls. He spoke so highly of them. There are so many great girls, he says he’s really pushing himself to be vulnerable to put himself out there, and I think you’re going to get a great season and a great Matt.” Never a doubt!

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The Bachelor Brings on 5 New Women: Is One of Them a Sex Worker?

The entire Bachelor Nation knows the touching, bittersweet reason Matt James became the Bachelor.

But just because the leading man is there for the right reasons doesn’t mean that all of the contestants are.

In this sneak peek, five new contestants show up to the house — and the ladies already there are immediately suspicious.

But things may be getting out of hand, as multiple women accuse an unnamed suitor of being some sort of “escort.”

ABC just released a sneak peek at Monday’s tense new episode.

Five new contestants are seen chatting with the originals — well, the remaining originals — as jealousy, suspicion, and resentment rear their ugly heads.

As the women pour out of the limos, at least one of them full-on begins making out with Matt.

The originals look out through the window and recoil in horror.

“There’s girls pulling up in cars,” one narrates. “One of them made out with him right out of the car!”

“I’m going to vomit right now,” another lady expresses.

Inside, the women make conversation … but do not make nice … with each other.

“You’re coming in as, like, a backup,” Victoria shades the new contestants in an attempt to put them in their place.

This backfires catastrophically when a quick-witted new girl replies: “They just wanted to save the best for last.”

However, it looks like a central topic of drama will be not with but about one of the new girls.

Anna begins to speak about a new arrival — one not identified in this stunning sneak peek — and alleging that she has been “entertaining men for money.”

Obviously, there are a lot of jobs that could be described that way … so she gets more specific.

“She may be an escort,” Anna suggests, implying that the woman works as a full service sex worker or in a job adjacent to that.

Adding to the drama is an apparently clueless Matt, who speaks to the cameras and says: “She could potentially be my wife.”

Obviously, there is no way to know if Matt is speaking about this particular unnamed girl … or if they just matched up those clips for a dramatic tease.

Matt doesn’t seem blissfully unaware for the entire teaser trailer, however.

We see Katie vow to “let him know,” and it is assumed — by the narrative of the sneak peek — that this is a promise to inform Matt of this rumor about the unnamed girl.

If the trailer is faithful to the events of the episode (which is admittedly a big if), Katie’s gambit works.

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“It’s over, it’s over, it’s over,” a seemingly unhappy and despondent Matt announces.

In that same confessional, he says “Done.”

What is the context of that? Is it related in any way to the sex worker rumors? Literally who knows.

This could be a powerful educational moment for the franchise, as it would be amazing to have this scenario play out with Matt hearing the rumor and responding appropriately.

“Why do I care what job she has? What sort of person do you think that I am that I’d send somebody home for sex work? Should I send home accountants?” would send a positive, moral message.

Discrimination and stigma against sex workers is so normalized that this would be a shock to many. But … it’s not clear at all if that’s where this episode is headed.

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