Host Jesse Palmer revealed through the Tuesday, March 15, After the Final Rose particular that each Rachel, 26, and Gabby, 31, will helm the present. It marks the primary time within the franchise’s historical past that two leads will seem for everything of a season.
“I am so happy for her. I truly am!” Rachel mentioned. “It’s crazy. This is insane and I’m excited to do this journey with you. We did it once together. We’ve been through the most crazy experience together.”
Gabby then chimed in: “I’m a girl’s girl through and through, so having a friend by my side is the best thing I could ask for.”
Ahead of the announcement, Clayton completely instructed Us Weekly that he can be blissful to see any of his former contestants tackle the position of Bachelorette. “I was blessed to have a phenomenal bunch of women that were there with me along that journey, and I think you could make an argument for a great deal of them,” he mentioned after the Women Tell All taping. “I can’t really, nor would I feel comfortable, though, giving one person my bit of approval. There’s a lot of women that I think would do a phenomenal job.”
Bachelor Nation lobbied for a number of different contestants to embark on their very own journeys to seek out love. Serene Russell, who made it to Clayton’s remaining 4 earlier than being eradicated throughout hometown week completely instructed Us, “I definitely am open to the right opportunity to find love.”
The elementary faculty trainer, 26, continued, “That being said, if it felt like it were the right situation for me, it felt like it was meant for me, I would do a lot of thinking and all of that, but if it felt right, I would probably do it if it meant that I would find my person.”
However, there’s nonetheless a risk that Serene might discover The One on Bachelor in Paradise this summer season. “I really still want to find love,” she mentioned, including that she was “definitely” open to heading to Mexico for the spinoff. “That’s kind of, like, my big thing is I really want that. I want to start a family really bad.”
Another in style selection was Susie Evans, who was abruptly despatched house through the fantasy suite dates after discovering out that Clayton had been intimate with the opposite two finalists: Rachel and Gabby. “I could see Susie doing it,” season 26’s Sarah Hamrick instructed Us earlier than the official casting announcement. “I think that she’s deserving of it. I think she would handle it very well. She’s always been very genuine to me and has good intentions, so yeah, I wouldn’t hate to see Susie.”
Serene agreed, including, “I think Gabby would just crack me up, but Susie is really funny too. Susie was my roommate, like, the entire time. And we would just stay up all night giggling, cracking up laughing, getting delirious.”
Despite her costars’ enthusiasm, Susie was not an choice for the Bachelorette as a result of she acquired again along with Clayton after breaking apart with him in Iceland.
Season 19 of The Bachelorette will premiere later this yr.