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Peter Weber is the pilot flying the very turbulent plane that is this season of  The Bachelor. His contestants’ personalities have stood out as being rather unpleasant, meaning that it’s hard for viewers to see any of them as a potential lead of the next season of The Bachelorette. Could the Bachelor producers pull the next bachelorette from an old season instead? Could Demi Burnett make history by being the first openly queer Bachelor lead? One former contestant says: absolutely not.

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Bekah Martinez | Paul Hebert via Getty Images

On a recent episode of the podcast Chatty Broads with Bekah and Jess, hosts Bekah Martinez and friend Jess Ambrose, dove deep into the contestants on Peter Weber’s season. Martinez, once a contestant on the show herself, and Ambrose agreed that there are not too many great options for Bachelorette. Apparently, the producers agree–and they’re looking to past seasons to fill the role.

“I heard rumors,” Martinez told Ambrose. “Apparently someone … in Bachelor world said that they heard from a very reliable source that they are actually considering Hannah for season 2.”

“Hannah Brown is being talked about for season 2,” Ambrose said.

“No!” Martinez replied. “My personal feelings aside, please, no!” She went on to explain her reasoning: “She already had her shot. She’s on this fun single train thing right now, just let it be.”

Ambrose agreed: “she’s super famous, she has won Dancing With the Stars. It’s gonna have a different energy.”

Martinez argued Brown isn’t in the place in her life for another season on The Bachelorette:

I think she’s in that mode right now. I think she’s not dating and she’s figuring sh*t out about navigating her new life in L.A. … To which I say, ‘live your life, and do that. Don’t go back on another season of The Bachelorette.

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“But I also don’t want any of these girls,” Ambrose said of Pilot Pete’s contestants. “I want Tayshia.”

Tayshia Adams was a final-three contestant on Colton Underwood’s season. She also dated the infamous John Paul Jones on Bachelor in Paradise.

“Tayshia in Paradise,” Ambrose said. “She was honest, she was confident, she handled her sh*t, like, I was obsessed. Tayshia would be a phenomenal Bachelorette.”

But, as Martinez pointed out: “it’s never really about the lead, right? It’s about the contestants.”

“Unless they’re gonna do a Demi,” Ambrose replied. “I would love a Demi.” Burnett would make history by being the first queer lead on The Bachelor franchise.

“And if we’re gonna have our first season with men and women on the show–our first fluid bachelorette,” Ambrose gushed. “Can you imagine?”

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However, her podcast co-host shut that dream down quickly.

“It’s never gonna happen,” Martinez told Ambrose. “Sorry.” Why is that, exactly?

“There’s too much sex happening in the house,” Martinez explained. “That’s the issue with it. That’s why it’s never gonna happen.” Martinez continued that the show would be “too raunchy” with both men and women in the house.

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Demi Burnett | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Ambrose replied that after seeing Weber’s season, “the wildest season when it comes to drama,” she wonders: “would they, though?”

“No,” Martinez said. She explained that Pilot Pete’s season is dramatic, but it’s acceptable to the audience “because it’s tame, white, Midwest, PG drama.” The Bachelor alum went on to joke that the conservative moms who watch the show would wonder, “am I watching Oxygen?” Meaning, it’s not very on-brand for the ABC network. Considering The Bachelor franchise has always been a few years behind the times (MTV has been doing queer dating shows), Martinez’s reasoning makes sense. We can’t imagine we’ll see a queer bachelor or bachelorette any time soon, but hey, we can dream.

‘The Bachelor’ alum Nick Viall says he thinks Demi Burnett could–and should–be the bachelorette

Nick Viall, former lead on The Bachelor, agreed that Pilot Pete’s season is wanting of good Bachelorette candidates.

“No one really is, kind of, outshining or, you know, potential leads,” he told  Us Weekly. However, wants Burnett to be the bachelorette–and he disagrees with Martinez. He believes the show would be open to it.

“The show is always open to new things,” he argued.

“They introduced Demi’s relationship with Kristian and so I don’t see why they wouldn’t,” Viall said. “I guess part of that might have to do with casting … I don’t know how that would go, but I don’t think they’d be against it, but that’s not really for me to say.”

Viall admitted that he’s “biased” because Burnett is a friend, but he thinks she would be a great bachelorette.

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Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty | John Fleenor via Getty Images

“I think she’s funny and interesting and as open to love as anyone else,” The Bachelor alum continued. “…she’d be fun to watch.”

He elaborated:

I’m a big fan of Demi and if they were to cast her, it certainly could be an interesting element knowing that she is attracted to both men and women. That would be an interesting element to potentially incorporate. I would be a fan of that, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.