SPOILERS from the next season of The Bachelorette have started to spill onto the internet, including contestant reveals.
Who is Greg Grippo from Katie’s season of The Bachelorette?
Contestant Greg Grippo, 27, is expected to appear on Katie’s season.
He hails from Edison, New Jersey and he graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2018 with a degree in business administration and management.
Back in July 2020, Reality Steve revealed that Greg was one of 15 guys who was cut from Clare Crawley’s final line up that were originally cast on her season.
Among the women in Matt James’ season, Katie Thurston reportedly emerged as a leading voice who repeatedly stood up against bullying and negativity in the house.
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Katie, 30, became an instant fan favorite for her memorable arrival on night on where she introduced herself to James.
The 30-year-old is adventurous, daring and ready for a man with whom she can build a life.
Where is The Bachelorette being filmed?
The ABC dating series completely took over the five-star Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa just outside of Albuquerque where it has been in production since early March.
A staffer at the resort revealed to The Sun that Bachelorette producers rented “the entire” property.
Both the resort and spa are “currently closed to the public,” the insider added.
While it was shut down for a couple months last year due to the pandemic, the Hyatt Regency reopened before closing its doors once again for filming.
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“The hotel shut down again for the months of March [when ABC started filming] and April as it was completely booked by the show.
“No other guests are permitted on the property. It will reopen to the public on May 2nd. Staff is getting routinely tested for Covid but most have been vaccinated already,” the employee explained.
The stunning 550 acres property sits between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River – promising some gorgeous nature dates with Katie, 30, and her contestants.
When does the next Bachelorette start?
There is no official date for the premiere of season 17 of The Bachelorette.
As of March 14, The Bachelorette is in preproduction, with cast and crew members self-quarantining at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa.
For the first time in the history of the franchise, The Bachelorette will produce two cycles in the same calendar year.
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The first season is reportedly set to start in May 2021, while the second season will take place during the fall.
The announcement was made by The Bachelor: After the Final Rose host Emmanuel Acho during the hourlong special that followed the finale of Matt James‘ season.
Long-time host Chris Harrison will not host the upcoming seasons – instead former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will fill in the role.