Tayshia Adams Will Replace Clare Crawley on Her Season of ‘The Bachelorette,’ After Rumors Surfaced About Crawley Refusing to Finish Filming

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted so many things, including television. With that said, the upcoming season of The Bachelorette still started filming under special circumstances. Even so, now sources are saying that Tayshia Adams will come in to replace Clare Crawley, who was originally cast as the next Bachelorette. 

Tayshia Adams during the season finale of 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE' Season 6
Tayshia Adams during the season finale of ‘BACHELOR IN PARADISE’ Season 6 | John Fleenor via Getty Images

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Rumors swirled that Clare Crawley ‘refused’ to continue filming after falling in love early on

This past week, starting around July 30, rumors surfaced that Crawley would be recast with Adams. Variety reported that a rumor on Reddit spread that stated Crawley fell in love with a contestant already and refused to continue on her quest to find love. 

But Variety then stated that not everything was true. Instead of Adams replacing Crawley entirely, their sources say that she’s being brought on to the show following Crawley’s short journey. 

“It’s shaping up to be a very interesting season creatively with lots of twists and turns,” a production insider said, according to Variety. 

According to Life & Style on July 30, Crawley “told producers she no longer wanted to participate in the show” due to finding love with one of the contestants. Variety reported that no announcement will be made; they’re saving it all for the upcoming season. 

The exact specifics aren’t known just yet, mostly because ABC and the show’s producers declined to comment to many outlets. Plus, it’s very different from what viewers have seen in the past, because a contestant signs a contract and often does form close bonds with many individuals. That’s what makes the season so interesting. So time will tell what circumstances surrounded Crawley and her choice so severely that Adams will come in to relieve her of the position. 

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The show will bring in Tayshia Adams to finish off ‘The Bachelorette’ season

Life & Style also reported that “producers are scrambling to figure out what to do,” during this time. In the past few days, Adams must have been picked, according to the sources confirming her involvement in the upcoming season.

Deadline reported that Crawley and Adams will headline as Bachelorettes. This will be the second time in The Bachelorette history that a season has two leads. In 2015, 25 men chose between Britt Nilsson or Kaitlyn Bristowe and decided on who they wanted to compete for. This is definitely a lot less competition between the two women, but still an interesting twist for fans. 

“The producers have told her that the season will still lead with Clare and her short-lived journey, and will show Clare falling in love with one of her suitors,” an insider told E! News. “Clare will then conclude her journey and announce that Tayshia is the lead.”

Crawley’s season halted production after COVID-19 shut down a lot of filming in Hollywood. But then they started up, quarantining in Palm Springs, CA. 

Adams appeared on Colton’s season and found love on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Adams was a fan-favorite to become the Bachelorette after her less-than-desirable end on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. She was in his final three women, which included Hannah Godwin and Cassie Randolph. Underwood picked Randolph, despite her leaving the show. 

Adams then went to star on Season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise, which was dramatic, to say the least. Derek Peth and John Paul Jones played for her heart that season, with a major argument breaking out between the two at a wedding. 

Adams eventually left BiP without a significant other, but got back together with Jones after filming. However, the two of them called it quits, which Adams revealed in October. She then shared on the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast that different factors contributed to their breakup, including communication and age. Jones wasn’t pleased with her saying that on the podcast, according to Us Magazine, but that’s just Bachelor Nation life. 

Many of Adams’ supporters are definitely crossing their fingers that she finds love this season. 

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