It’s been months of suspense and anticipation for Season 16 to begin. Clare’s season will look different from others due to the coronavirus pandemic, which meant it all took place in one "bubble" location. Bubble aside, Clare came into her role as Bachelorette knowing exactly what she wanted, and we can’t wait to see her love story unfold.
Be sure those group chats are ready, because here’s everything you’ll need to know before the first episode.
When does Clare's season of "The Bachelorette" air?
Great question. Clare’s season premieres Tuesday, October 13, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Who are the guys on her season?
Even better question. "Bachelor Nation" has got you covered with all the info and fun facts about the 31 guys. From a former pro football wide receiver to a male grooming specialist and an anesthesiologist to a boy band manager, it’s time to find out which ones are there for the right reasons.
Will there be appearances by former Bachelorettes? I read that somewhere.
There sure will. Becca Kufrin revealed on an episode of "Bachelor Happy Hour" that she hosts a date this season. Other familiar faces include "Happy Hour" co-host Rachel Lindsay and "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" co-host Hannah Ann Sluss.
A lot, actually. You can listen to her two-part interview on "Bachelor Happy Hour" now, part 1 here and part 2 here.
Some especially powerful quotes include, "I laugh at people when they say, 'I can’t believe you’re 39 and single! You’re desperate,' or this or that. The best piece of advice I can say is I personally would rather be spending 20 years with the man of my dreams being wholly loved for who I am rather than 50, 60 years with the wrong man."
Clare also said in her interview on the podcast, "A lot of people have said, 'You’re so picky.' I’ve been told so many times by my friends to settle. I would rather love myself enough by myself than to be with the wrong person because trust me, I have been with the wrong person. I have been in those relationships and they are exhausting and draining. They deplete and take away from who you are."
What has Chris Harrison said about this season?
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According to Chris Harrison, we better buckle our seatbelts, because we’re in for a wild ride.
In a recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Chris said, "It is unlike anything we have ever seen on this show before. I know I say that sometimes, but I truly think we have outdone ourselves this time."