‘The Bachelorette’: Reality Steve Updates Production Location Which Is Way Different Than Where ‘The Bachelor’ Filmed

The Bachelorette has a set filming location, according to Reality Steve. Warner Bros. and ABC have had to deal with unprecedented times during the coronavirus pandemic in finding accommodations for production. The show has had to film within a “bubble” of sorts to keep contestants safe from the virus. While doing so, the show also must maintain its aspirational, fantasy-like atmosphere. Prior to the pandemic, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette would start filming at “Bachelor Mansion” before traveling around the world. With new safety protocols in play in 2020 and 2021, the show must stay at one location for production.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains predictions about next season of The Bachelorette.]

The Bachelorette Reality Steve filming location update
Matt James and Chris Harrison on ‘The Bachelor’ | Craig Sjodin via Getty Images

Who is predicted to be the next lead for ‘The Bachelorette’

Reality Steve had originally predicted that Katie Thurston will be the next lead of the show. But he said now ABC is reconsidering following the fallout from Chris Harrison and Rachel Lindsay’s interview on Extra that caused the host to step down.

Viewers are rooting for Michelle Young, Bri Springs, and Abigail Heringer to carry the next season of the show. Not in the running? Predicted winner of The Bachelor, Rachael Kirkconnell, who has been embroiled in controversy for weeks.

Harrison and Kirkconnell have both had to apologize for their recent words and pictures. With Harrison stepping down from the franchise temporarily, the host for next season remains unknown as well.

But The Bachelorette‘s filming location is reportedly already set while the show must find a replacement for Harrison if his break from the franchise extends.

Reality Steve said this is ‘The Bachelorette’ filming location

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Reality Steve predicted on Twitter that The Bachelorette will film at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa near Albuquerque, New Mexico. He shared photos of the resort, which features a circular pool amidst the desert views.

The hotel touts fun activities on its website that are perfectly suitable for dates on the show. The Bachelorette, if it films at this hotel, could take advantage of the horse stables, bike riding, Jeep tours, hot air ballooning, and fly fishing on the hotel grounds. Viewers would likely consider this a major upgrade from Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season of The Bachelorette. Their season took place at La Quinta Resort & Club during the blistering heat of California summer.

Matt James’ season of The Bachelor filmed at the Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The four-star resort appeared classic and luxurious on-screen while boasting beautiful views in the Pennsylvania fall. If The Bachelorette films at Reality Steve’s predicted resort, the sunny desert vibes will definitely give a different ambiance to viewers.

What Reality Steve knows about the next season of ‘The Bachelorette’

The blogger predicted on his website RealitySteve.com that The Bachelorette will begin filming in the third week of March and filming will solely take place in the United States.

While there had been speculation before that Michelle couldn’t be the next lead due to timing issues, production being pushed back could definitely make room for her to be the bachelorette. Before, Michelle would have still been in the race for Matt’s heart on the show when bachelorette production would have begun. But now, with it pushed back, the elementary school teacher could definitely be in the running.

See the end of the women’s journey with Matt on The Bachelor, Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.