'The Bachelor': Kelley Flanagan says producers locked her in closet for three hours, almost ending her love life

Kelley recently appeared on Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins' 'Almost Famous' podcast where she spilled the beans on what exactly went down while they were filming


                            'The Bachelor': Kelley Flanagan says producers locked her in closet for three hours, almost ending her love life
Kelley Flanagan (Presley Ann/Getty Images)

'The Bachelor' producers are facing severe backlash from fans after Kelley Flanagan accused them of locking her in a closet for three hours while filming.

There is no doubt everybody loves the dramatic element 'The Bachelor' brings to our screens every week. But sometimes that very drama might end up frustrating people who have been involved in it. While not everyone opens up about it, Kelley Flanagan who appeared on 'The Bachelor' Season 24, revealed what exactly happened with her.

Ever since Peter Weber and Kelley were spotted together, there have been rumors about the duo dating circulating the internet. They also faced flak from fans claiming they wasted months watching him find love, only for him to end up with someone he met prior to appearing as 'The Bachelor'. Peter and Kelley are also quarantining together at her place.

Amid all these rumors, Kelley recently appeared on Ashley Iaconetti and Ben Higgins' 'Almost Famous' podcast where she spilled the beans on what exactly went down while they were filming 'The Bachelor' Season 24.

She accused the producers of locking her in a closet for three hours and preventing her from spending time with Peter. She added that this wrongdoing by the producers caused Peter to treat her differently.

Kelley Flanagan attends Chris Harrison's Seagram's Tropical Rosè launch party on March 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Seagram's Escapes)

"The first couple of weeks I saw him look at me differently compared to when we got on our one-on-one and I could tell a hundred percent that like producers were in his head,” she said. “Because on the one-on-one, nothing happened between us but he had this, like, demeanor toward me that was so pissed off and I was looking at him, like, ‘What the hell were you told?’ because nothing happened here for you to have this attitude. And so right then and there, I knew something was going on behind the scenes, and I was like, ‘This is bullshit," Kelley revealed.

Kelley then went on to explain what happened during her one-on-one with Peter that wasn't shown. " just called it out. I was like, 'Can I just speak freely?' And [Peter] was like, 'Go ahead.' And I was like, 'Peter, they don't let me see you. They locked me up in a closet for three hours last week, and they won't let me see you," she claimed. 

Continuing she alleged, "I said, 'You clearly know they push some people forward and they don't push others forward.' I was like, 'You've been in my position before. What do you want me to do?' It's just I saw him, like, things were getting in his head that he wasn't able to make his own decision and it just kind of pissed me off."

After hearing Kelley spill the beans and accuse the producers of locking her up in a closet, fans on Reddit and furious and slam the producers. "It was said on another thread that producers took her makeup away one time because she wouldn’t give them the sound bites they wanted! They are definitely bullies," a fan wrote. 

"Justice for Peter! I knew this dude was being fucked with and just didn’t do well with the manipulation. Producers have always been horrible, but doesn’t it seem like it’s gotten worse since Elan left? Does anyone remember which was the first season without Elan?" a fan shared.

Another added, "I just don’t understand how they can pull shit like this and still have contestants believing the producers are their friends. This is like Stockholm Syndrome... I also just don’t understand how people aren’t like “you can’t legally keep me here” and walk away. I get that they can edit you poorly but they seem to do that at random anyway."

"Did you ever watch Unreal? It's based on an ex-producers tales of Bachelor production, and it's nuts. The first season is good (rest are meh) and it definitely shows you how people can be manipulated in absurd ways by people that they trust," a fan wrote.

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