'The Bachelorette': Clare Crawley Encourages New Men To Apply For Her Season After Shutdown
The next Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, is encouraging new men to apply for her season of The Bachelorette despite all the contestants already being announced and after filming has been shut down due to COVID-19.
Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette was supposed to begin last Friday, however due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, production was halted. This meant that Crawley, along with all of her suitors were returned their phones and sent home for a couple of weeks... for now.
Clare Crawley: "I don't think it's too late to submit people"
Clare has now spoken out in a statement to ET about the thought of new potential men to submit their applications to join her on her journey to find love. "I'm not saying this personally -- but I feel like since we have a break in the show right now, I don't think it's too late to submit people. So, submit them, why not? What's the worst that could happen?"
The 38-year-old first appeared on The Bachelor franchise on Juan Pablo's season. She then went on to appear in two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Winter Games. She has been open about the possibility of dating someone younger. When asked that question, she responded, "Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Not too much younger... but younger."
Clare's suitors have an average age of 29
After her crop of men were unveiled last week, she will be meeting men with an age range of 23 to 42 with an average age of 29. Clare's season was scheduled to premiere on May 18th, however we will have to wait for an official announcement as to when filming is up and running again.
Check out this message from the next Bachelorette herself about her upcoming season:
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Well hello! Talk about most dramatic season ever! In all seriousness, Everyone's health is the most important priority at this time, and as I'm sure you've heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming The Bachelorette. We are taking it day by day and even hour by hour as this is so unpredictable. All I know for sure is that my heart is so full from all the love and support this far, and am still so excited for my journey to begin! I've waited 38 years for these moments, what's a little bit longer, right! ❤️xoxo