Life & Style has exclusively reported that Clare, 39, wanted out of the popular reality TV franchise because she had “already fallen in love” with the athlete. “She told producers she didn’t want to be on the show anymore,” an insider revealed on July 30.
The production crew were “blind” when the principal lady “refused to come out of her room” during filming. “Producers are scrambling to know what to do,” the source explained at the time. “They’re desperately trying to pick up the pieces without having to start all over again.”
If Clare does leave production, the network will have to find a new bachelorette to replace her. ABC plans to ‘replace’ blonde beauty with old-fashioned one Bachelor concurrent Tayshia Adams, the insider said later exclusively Way of life. She competed for Colton Underwoodthe heart of season 23 and reached the last two before leaving the series to continue Cassie Randolph.
Their plan is to match Tayshia, 29, to one of the remaining singles who has passed Clare’s initial cuts. “Executives are hoping the guys will still want to participate” with the potential replacement because “it took them a while to test them all for COVID and they have already been quarantined at the station for 14 days,” the source added.
A leading woman has never left the series mid-production before – but this isn’t the first time the California native has left a Bachelor Nation series. The starlet made the choice to leave the first season of Bachelor in Paradise in 2014 after questioning his link with another candidate Zack Kalter. Clare is here for love.