‘The Bachelorette’ 2022: Reality Steve Reveals When Filming Begins

Fans who watched Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor also saw the announcement for the next leads of The Bachelorette. So, who is the next Bachelorette? Fans can anticipate both Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia from Clayton’s season taking over as the leads. And Reality Steve revealed when filming begins on the season.

[Spoiler alert: The Bachelor spoilers ahead regarding Clayton Echard’s season.]

Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey are officially the next leads after Clayton Echard’s season

Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey on 'The Bachelor' 'After the Finale Rose' stage with Jesse Palmer. Rachel and Gabby are the leads for 'The Bachelorette' 2022
Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey on ‘The Bachelor’ finale | Craig Sjodin via Getty Images

The Bachelor finale was difficult to watch for fans, as the season ended differently than anyone expected. Clayton Echard went into the finale with Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey — but he decided he was still more in love with Susie Evans despite her being gone. Clayton tracked down Susie and asked her to give him another chance. Meanwhile, he told both Gabby and Rachel he wanted to pursue a romance with Susie. In the end, Susie made it as the final pick — but she rejected him anyway.

Now, Clayton and Susie reportedly got back together and are happier than ever. And Rachel and Gabby are about to start an adventure of their own. Both women will star as the leads of The Bachelorette 2022 in a groundbreaking new version of the classic TV show.

Reality Steve’s spoilers reveal when ‘The Bachelorette’ 2022 will begin filming

'The Bachelorette' Season 19 stars Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia sit side by side in formal dresses during filming of 'The Bachelor' finale.
Gabby and Rachel from ‘The Bachelor’ | ABC/Craig Sjodin

So, when does The Bachelorette 2022 begin filming? Reality Steve’s spoilers suggest filming happens soon.

“As mentioned yesterday, The Bachelorette begins filming next weekend at the mansion,” Reality Steve wrote on March 9, 2022. The spoiler guru also made this announcement before he officially knew both Gabby and Rachel would take over as the leads. With this timeframe in mind, that means filming began around March 12, 2022.

” … With that said, that means the potential guys will be released on The Bachelorette FB page next week (probably on Wednesday, the day after the finale like they did last season), and I’ll be on a plane,” he added.

So far, The Bachelorette 2022 cast hasn’t been released. But fans can anticipate learning about the cast soon, as two leads calls for even more men than usual.

As for The Bachelorette 2022 premiere, Entertainment Weekly notes ABC plans on airing the premiere on July 11, 2022. This means fans have months to wait.

How will ‘The Bachelorette’ work with 2 leads?

Bachelor Nation fans want to know how The Bachelorette 2022 will work with both Rachel and Gabby at the helm. So far, it seems even production doesn’t know. Bachelor host Jesse Palmer didn’t seem to have concrete answers on how it would all go down when asked on “After the Final Rose.” But both Rachel and Gabby didn’t seem to mind.

“I’m a girl’s girl through and through, so having a friend by my side is the best thing that I could ask for,” Gabby mentioned at “After the Final Rose.”

One thing’s for sure — the layout won’t be the same as how it was for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season. Kaitlyn started her season with another Bachelorette, Britt Nilsson. The contestants then chose which Bachelorette they wanted to move forward with, and they chose Kaitlyn. For the new season of the show, Gabby and Rachel will remain the leads the whole time, Reality Steve reports.

“This is NOT a Kaitlyn/Britt thing where the guys choose who they want night one,” he tweeted. “(SPOILER): Gabby and Rachel will be double Bachelorettes throughout the whole season.”

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