To deliver the news, Palmer did something that’s never been done before. After filming the special, the crew pretended to wrap and sent the ladies back to their dressing rooms. Palmer explained that he was going to surprise Lawson and ask her to be the next Bachelorette.
The host tricked her into thinking she was playing a game for social media that requires rapid-fire answers. When Palmer asked her to choose between Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette, Lawson chose the latter.
Just then, Palmer spilled the beans. “I’m glad you said that,” the host added. “Because Charity, I want you to be our next Bachelorette.”
Lawson could hardly contain her excitement. “Stop! Is this for real?” she said. “No way! Oh, my god. I’m gonna cry.”