Seems that in recent weeks, I have a new piece of info to break to you almost once a week. First it was the Matt/Rachael breakup, then it was the location of the next “Bachelorette” filming, then it was who the next “Bachelorette” was, then it was the details on how the rest of the season plays out. Welp, now I have yet another exclusive for you today that goes in conjunction with who the next “Bachelorette” is. But hey, I know nothing, right? And everything I post is wrong anyway, right? Hilarious. Anywho, we teased it last night on the IG live with Ashley, because in yesterday’s column, you clearly saw me post that there was a twist (or curveball as Emmanuel is calling it) coming at the ATFR, but I didn’t know what it was. All I did know is that whatever this was, it didn’t take away from the fact that Katie is the next “Bachelorette.” And that still hasn’t changed. So maybe this isn’t a “twist” per se, maybe curveball is a better word for it. And that’s because it’s something we haven’t seen before and it’s something that’s in ADDITION to Katie being named as the next “Bachelorette” at the ATFR last Friday. And here’s what it is…
While all that did happen at the taping this past Friday, something else was announced, and that is:
ATFR host Emmanuel Acho also informs us that Michelle Young will have her OWN season of the “Bachelorette” to be filmed later this summer.
So the schedule going forward as of now is that:
-Katie will get her own full season of the “Bachelorette” that begins taping at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in New Mexico in a few weeks.
-“Bachelor in Paradise” will film per usual in June at a location that hasn’t been announced yet and will begin airing after Katie’s season is done airing, per usual.
-Michelle’s “Bachelorette” season will film sometime after BIP films (most likely all of July) and air later on in the fall.
I’m sure some are asking, “If they wanted Michelle, why didn’t they just give her the season about to be filmed? Why have Katie as the Bachelorette up first?”
The reason is that Michelle did not want to leave her class again to start filming in a few weeks (meaning she’d miss most of the remainder of her school year), hence the reason she is getting her own season this summer when she’s out of school. That’s the “twist” or “curveball” you’ll see announced on the ATFR on Monday.
Emmanuel Acho appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to tease his appearance as host of ATFR this Monday. Thought the guy was really good:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 10, 2021
I don’t have all the details of the ATFR, I hope to get some today, but the early reviews that I have heard in regards to Emmanuel was that he was excellent and people are going to really like him. Like I’ve said though, he’s got a daily sports show on FS1 where he gets a lot of airtime, and I just don’t see why he’d give that up to go be the host of this franchise where he gets 2 minutes of airtime an episode. It doesn’t make much sense. Still no word either behind the scenes or any announcement publicly on who will be the host of Katie’s season, BIP, Michelle’s season, etc. We’re still in waiting mode on that.