Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette is on hold due to coronavirus concerns, and the holdup could work out in her favor.
Clare, the new star of season 16 who previously appeared on season 18 of The Bachelor, seasons one and two of Bachelor in Paradise and on Bachelor Winter Games, appeared on longtime host Chris Harrison's Instagram live and chatted about the situation surrounding her season. During the discussion, the host seemingly confirmed the casting situation is still fluid while the show remains in limbo.
"The chances are, for everybody to be able to put their life on hold and come back again is very slim. So yeah, we are still casting, so if you have somebody you think is great for this beautiful woman right here," Chris Harrison told viewers about the production hiatus.
Chris Harrison said it's up in the air if the cast will have completely new faces or a mixture of the previously announced and newcomers, it depends on everyone's schedules after production resumes.
The Bachelorette cast was previously revealed on the ABC show's Facebook page. So, the more than 30 men, who were mostly younger than the 38-year-old reality star, aren't likely going to be the contestants hoping to get a rose from Clare.
Clare previously said she hopes people still submit themselves to join the cast giving the hiatus. "I feel like since we have a break in the show right now, I don't think it's too late to submit people," she said in another Instagram session.
Clare is the oldest contestant to lead The Bachelorette and said she thinks her age will be an asset in her journey. "For me, it just is more years under my belt, more learning and knowing what I want, what I don't want," she said about her age when her casting was announced on Good Morning America.
ABC's previously announced a cast that included Tyler Cameron's pal Matt James. Meet the original cast below.
The Bachelorette was previously set to debut in May 2020.