'The Bachelorette' Spoilers: Michelle Young to lead Season 18, filming to begin in fall this year

Katie Thurston will be filming for Season 17 at Hyatt Tamaya, followed by 'Bachelor in Paradise' shoot after which Michelle's season will begin to film


                            'The Bachelorette' Spoilers: Michelle Young to lead Season 18, filming to begin in fall this year
Michelle Young was announced as the Bachelorette for Season 18 on ATFR episode (ABC)
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ABC and Warner Horizon have been listening to the legions of 'The Bachelorette' fans and have cast 'The Bachelor' Season 25 fan-favorite Michelle Young in the upcoming season. For those wondering about what happens to Katie, do not worry, as she will feature in a whole season dedicated to her. Currently, she and the men appearing on her season as well as the production crew are all quarantining in New Mexico at the Hyatt Tamaya, just outside Albuquerque in New Mexico.

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For those who missed the preview of the 'After the Final Rose' episode about to be hosted by Emmanuel Acho, who replaced Chris Harrison after the backlash over his interview with Rachel Lindsay, click on the play button on the video below. The voice-over in the video talks about a jaw-dropping twist and we're here to tell you early about what the twist is.

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'Bachelor Nation' fans might have heard about Katie Thurston's Bachelorette announcement. Rumors stated that the announcement would be made on the 'Women Tell All' episode, but what everyone else got to see was other contestants, including Serana C and MJ, involving Matt Hames in the issues that were raised between the suitresses. She was accused of creating toxicity and was also blamed for losing out on one-on-one time with Matt, leading to their eventual outburst.  

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Coming back to the topic, Katie's impending announcement was taped at the 'ATFR' but was not the twist that was talked about. Instead, it was Acho announcing that Michelle will be getting her own season of the 'Bachelorette'. As for the filming schedule, Katie and her men will begin filming the season at the end of this week, 'Bachelor in Paradise' will begin filming in June and Michelle will begin filming after. 

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Michelle Young in the 'After the Final Rose' episode of 'The Bachelor' Season 25 (ABC)

 

Reality Steve made this revelation on his blog. "Michelle’s 'Bachelorette' season will film sometime after BIP films (most likely all of July) and air later on in the fall," he wrote. He also provides an explanation for why the showrunners didn't start shooting Michelle's season almost immediately. "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," Steve added. 

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Catch 'The Bachelor' finale on Monday, March 15, 2021, starting at 8 pm only on ABC. You can also live stream the finale on Fubo TV and if you have a cable subscription, the episode will be available to watch on Tuesday, March 16 on ABC.com

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