‘The Bachelorette’ May Need to be Filmed Entirely in the U.S., so Prepare for Spoilers Galore

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*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor has officially come to an end, which means The Bachelorette is right around the corner. Although Clare Crawley’s season will begin filming tomorrow, March 13, ABC is making one major change to production that will undoubtedly affect the number of spoilers that get leaked.

According to famed TV blogger Reality Steve, all of the show’s international travel has been put on hold due to coronavirus concerns. Producers originally planned to shoot in Italy, Iceland and Croatia (all of which have been affected), and they reportedly scrapped their scheduled itinerary just a few days before filming.

The problem? The last-minute change will likely result in ABC choosing domestic travel locations for Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette. This means all of the action will take place in the states, making it nearly impossible to hide spoilers. Why? Because fans. Are. Everywhere.

You see, the network typically brings production overseas toward the end of the season. It offers a different scenery for the cast and enables them to film in remote locations that aren’t accessible to U.S. fans (and Reality Steve).

This minor speed bump makes things more difficult, since ABC will have to weigh the risk of filming in public locations. If it were us, we’d probably take advantage of the private Bachelor mansion, which has housed every single contestant in franchise history. Just saying.

Season 16 of The Bachelorette will premiere on Monday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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