After an intense season 25 of The Bachelor, the ABC franchise is returning with two seasons of The Bachelorette. Season 17 will feature former Bachelor contestant, Katie Thurston. Katie made herself instantly loved with her sex positive entrance, handing Matt James a vibrator. This upcoming season won’t look like previous seasons however. Longtime host, Chris Harrison, has decided to step aside from the franchise temporarily following the controversial comments he made during the Rachael Kirkonnell scandal, which he did later apologize for. Instead, both seasons of The Bachelorette will be hosted by former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe.
A source exclusively told Us Weekly in April, “The way that it’s been presented on the set is that Tayshia and Kaitlyn are not replacing Chris. They aren’t even referred to as hosts. It was made perfectly clear by the producers that they are not replacing him. They were brought in at the last moment. Their role is more experienced girlfriends to Katie and experienced contestants to the guys. They act professional, they’re on time and are helping the franchise as much as they can in this funky situation.”
Now, season 17 has officially wrapped filming and we’re going to share the details we know so far about her season.