It looks like The BacheloretteSeason 18 with Michelle Young will have more than one winner — sort of. Recently, key players from the franchise revealed the next Bachelor star after Matt James will be from Michelle’s journey.
Then reports claimed Clayton Echard as the lead in 2022. Now, host Jesse Palmer might’ve just confirmed Clayton’s new Bachelor role on Instagram. So here’s what Jesse teased and what Bachelorette spoilers suggest about Clayton and Michelle moving forward.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle Young and The Bachelor Season 26 in 2022.]
Clayton Echard is reportedly the new star of ‘The Bachelor’ Season 26 in 2022
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In September 2021, Variety reported that Clayton will be the next star of The BachelorSeason 26 in 2022.
The new lead will be a contestant on Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette.
Of course,season 18 hasn’t even begun yet.
The new cycle starts on Oct. 19.
But even though fans haven’t met Clayton yet, producers allegedly “fell in love” with Michelle’s suitor.
New ‘Bachelor’ host Jesse Palmer teases Clayton Echard as the next lead on Instagram
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As of this write-up, ABC has yet to confirm Clayton as the new bachelor, but it seems Jesse already spoiled the big news. On Oct. 12, the host posted a photo with Clayton on Instagram. Jesse also used “The Bachelor” hashtag, seemingly confirming the upcoming lead.
“Meet my younger, bigger, better looking brother from another mother, @claytonechard 🌹 #TheBachelor,” Jesse captioned the Instagram photo alongside Clayton.
Then, of course, many fans were quick to point out that ABC hasn’t made an official announcement yet.
“Wait. Has it even ‘officially’ been announced that Clayton is the bachelor? LOL,” a fan wrote on Instagram.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains potential spoilers about Clayton Echard’s elimination and who Michelle Young will pick in The Bachelorette 2021.]
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While Bachelor Nation viewers have to wait and see what happens to Clayton, it seems likely he won’t win Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette. So how far does the new bachelor get on the show? Recently, franchise blogger Reality Steve shared… Brinkwire Entertainment short news.