According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, The Bachelorette's upcoming season is in production at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, where the show's cast and crew will remain all season long amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Bachelor Nation's Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti confirmed on April 1 that Blake was on location in New Mexico while Katie searches for the love of her life, Us Weekly reported.
"A lot of you were speculating because of his silence on social media over the last week or so that perhaps he joined the season," Ashley said on the April 1 episode of her The Ben and Ashley I: Almost Famous Podcast.
"We here exclusively have got the pictures to prove it. We did it. We confirmed it."
Katie, a 30-year-old bank marketing manager from Lynnwood, WA, was announced as The Bachelorette's next star on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special for Matt James' season in March.
"I'm ready to find love, and not just, like, the temporary kind. I'm talking forever, my husband, and I'm in a place in my life where I feel like I'm the best version of me," Katie said.
"Honestly, I've seen this work before; why can't it work for me?"
Katie was eliminated from Matt's season before hometown dates but made a lasting impression on Matt and viewers with her raunchy humor. She also put an end to bullying in the house and took pride in being unapologetically herself.