'The Bachelor' spoilers: What happens on the 2020 season? Who did Peter Weber pick? Did he end up engaged? Is Hannah Brown part of the ending?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski , 01/13/2020
The Bachelor spoilers reveal what The Bachelor viewers can't wait to find out -- including spoilers revealing what happens between Peter Weber and Hannah Brown, which bachelorettes make Peter's Final 4 hometown dates, who his Final 2 women are, and if The Bachelor star's Final Rose Ceremony included an engagement.
[The Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Stop reading if you don't want Peter Weber's season spoiled for you. This article contains episode-by-episode spoilers for Season 24 of The Bachelor as well as significant spoilers about the ending to his journey of searching for The One].
Reality TV World has compiled all the spoilers known so far about Peter'sThe Bachelor season based on Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone's spoiling disclosures over the last three months, which he has reported in hundreds of social-media postings on Twitter and Instagram, as well as on his blog and podcast.
Carbone released many of the details about the new The Bachelor season -- which began filming in California on September 20 and ended on November 17 in Australia -- in real-time as filming took place, or shortly thereafter.
The Bachelor is heading into its second episode on Monday, January 13 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Peter was shown meeting 30 beautiful bachelorettes in last week's three-hour premiere event, and by the end of Night 1, the pilot had narrowed down the group to only 22 lucky women.
One of those 22 women included Hannah Ann Sluss, who received Peter's First Impression Rose.
Following the first Rose Ceremony of the season, The Bachelorstar embarked on his first round of dates, which included two group dates and a very special one-on-one date with Madison Prewett, who got to meet Peter's parents and attend their vow renewal ceremony after 31 years of marriage.
Hannah clearly wasn't over Peter and expressed to the Bachelor how she regretted choosing Jed Wyatt at the end of The Bachelorette's fifteenth season.
Hannah also suggested she wished she hadn't asked Tyler Cameron out during The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose because it seemed to solidify that Peter was her third option. (Peter had finished Hannah's season in third place after overnight Fantasy Suite dates).
Peter had been the one hoping for a second chance with Hannah after she dumped Jed and called off their engagement -- but then he became The Bachelor star and it seemed to be too late.
Peter thought he had moved on from the relationship, but seeing Hannah again brought back old feelings of love and left the airline pilot feeling more confused than ever.
"I can't help how my heart feels. I look at her and I just don't want to stop looking at her and I want to just kiss her and just have had all this work out. And it didn't. And I know it didn't," Peter explained to cameras after talking to Hannah.
"I just feel like such a jerk because I have such awesome girls here expecting to meet someone that was truly ready to have this work for them as well. And -- I don't know."
The premiere event therefore left off with a "to be continued" graphic after the emotional and intense conversation about unresolved and lingering feelings.
The Bachelor's second episode is expected to pick up with the rest of Hannah and Peter's conversation. Did Peter quit his girls and reconcile with Hannah, or did Hannah choose to join his season and compete for a future with him?
"Or will he continue on his new quest to find love?" ABC teased in a new press release for Episode 2 of Peter's season.
According to Carbone, Hannah did not end up joining Peter's cast, despite her strong feelings for him.
(However, given ABC viewers saw Hannah continue competing on Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles throughout Fall 2019 while Peter was traveling the world filming The Bachelor, viewers didn't really need inside spoiler information to figure that out).
After chatting with Hannah B, Peter must face the nine women on the "sex stories" group date.
"The women who have left their everyday lives to pursue Peter's love might be in for a shocking twist," ABC wrote in its Episode 2 press release.
The nine bachelorettes were each supposed to come up with a personal sex story -- either a memorable encounter or fantasy -- to share with a live audience.
The participating bachelorettes were Alayah, Alexa, Kelsey, Lauren, Mykenna, Natasha, Payton, Savannah, and Sydney.
Carbone reported, however, Peter chose to cancel the day portion of the date, which filmed back on Hannah's 25th birthday on September 24.
Peter was reportedly so conflicted after listening to Hannah pour her heart out that he couldn't needed some time and space to think.
Peter reportedly admitted to the nine ladies it was tough seeing Hannah again and so he was not in the right head space to continue on with the "sex stories" portion of the group date.
When the date was being filmed, The Bachelor producers told the group date's studio audience members the performances had suddenly been canceled because Peter was feeling "very sick," Carbone reported.
"Will they believe him if he does decide that he is really ready to move on?" ABC teased.
Although the women missed out on time with Peter during the day, the pilot reportedly finally got closure from Hannah and chose to move on to the night portion of the date hours later.
That evening, Sydney reportedly received the group-date rose, and Peter happily continued his search for his perfect match.
Three women unfortunately missed out on a date with Peter during his first round of dates in the Los Angeles area: Kiarra, Lexi, and Sarah.
It then became time for the cocktail party preceding the season's second Rose Ceremony, and a scandal called "Champagne-gate" went down.
According to ABC, Kelsey had plans to pop a special bottle of champagne with Peter, "only to see her dream scheme blown up by one of the frontrunners, setting off a conflict."
Carbone reported Kelsey had brought a two-year-old bottle of Dom Perignon on the show planning to share it with Peter at some point, but instead, Hannah Ann ended up with the bottle and got enjoy it with the Bachelor.
"Unbeknownst to [Kelsey], knowing it would cause drama, production gave the bottle to Hannah Ann to open with Peter," Carbone wrote in an Instagram spoilers posting.
"Kelsey walked in on them and flipped out thinking that Hannah Ann stole her champagne bottle on purpose. Hannah Ann didn't and she said she didn't know it belonged to Kelsey."
In terms of how Peter handled being in the middle of this conflict, he reportedly just poured the champagne all over himself.
"Champagne-gate" has reportedly since turned into a joke among cast members. Kelsey and Hannah Ann have even been cracking jokes about it on social media recently.
"So it wasn't a major rift," Carbone concluded.
The second Rose Ceremony of The Bachelor season reportedly featured Peter eliminating three women, which narrowed down his lineup of 22 women to only 19 bachelorettes.
The three women who were reportedly forced to say goodbye to Peter were Courtney, Lauren, and Payton.
The Bachelor star then embarked on his second round of dates in the Los Angeles area -- two eight-on-one group dates and a special one-on-one date.
One group date featured eight bachelorettes strutting their stuff on a star-studded runway as models in a fashion show for Revolve, the online clothing and accessories retailer.
ABC teased that The Bachelor women's claws came out and jealousy ensued.
Alexa, Deandra, Hannah Ann, Kelsey, Lexi, Mykenna, Natasha, and Victoria F. were the eight bachelorettes on the fashion show group date, according to Carbone.
The Bachelor fashion show reportedly took place at the Academy LA nightclub, and ABC has revealed the runway show was judged by original Queer Eye star Carson Kressly and former America's Next Top Model judge and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Carbone also reported Revolve executive Raissa Gerona served as a third judge.
But what's a date without some drama?! The bachelorette who finished the competition in second place reportedly wasn't happy.
"The insecure runner-up has a complete meltdown, but will she have the last laugh?" ABC teased in its Episode 2 press release.
"The evening ends with an explosive after-party, where rivals try to get the better of one another with Peter and more than one woman is left in tears."
Given its absence from ABC's press release, it appears the second episode of The Bachelor's 24th season will end with the round's second group date and not show the round's one-on-one date until the third episode.
Victoria P. was reportedly the lucky bachelorette who received the season's second one-on-one date, which took place on September 27 and included a visit to the Canyon Club music venue in Agoura Hills.
After that, Peter eliminated four more girls at the season's third Rose Ceremony, taking his count down from 19 to 15 bachelorettes.
Peter reportedly sent Alayah, Alexa, Jasmine, and Sarah home when the Rose Ceremony was filmed on September 29. (Alayah reportedly returned to the show later, however -- keeping reading for more about that!)
Peter's Final 15 bachelorettes therefore reportedly were Deandra, Hannah Ann, Kelley, Kelsey, Kiarra, Lexi, Madison, Mykenna, Natasha, Savannah, Shiann, Sydney, Tammy, Victoria F., and Victoria P.
After the season's third Rose Ceremony was filmed, Peter and The Bachelor season's fifteen remaining bachelorettes left Los Angeles for Cleveland, where they publicly filmed the season's third round of dates.
The Cleveland round of dates consisted of two on-on-one dates and a 13-on-1 group date.
Victoria F. received a one-on-one date in Cleveland on October 2, according to numerous social-media postings and videos from The Bachelor fans who attended the concert portion of the date, which featured a performance by country singer (and former Survivor castaway) Chase Rice at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH.
"They had the park to themselves for the whole day and went on rides earlier. They were surprised the crowd greeted them for the Chase Rice concert," Carbone tweeted on October 2.
However drama apparently ensued at the concert portion of the date as Victoria previously dated the singer and wasn't happy to discover The Bachelor producers had scheduled him to perform on her date.
According to Chase, he was duped by show producers and asked to perform on the date without knowing Victoria F. -- whom he acknowledges dating -- would be on it.
"They are sneaky," Chase told The Morning Toast hosts Jackie Oshry and Claudia Oshry in a November interview. "I didn't sign up for that. That's my problem with it."
Chase added at the time, "At the end of the day, they had a job to do, and I don't need to be a part of that. I mean, I went on there to promote my music, and that's all it should've been. It wasn't."
(To read more details about the Chase and Victoria F. encounter on Peter's date, click here.)
Victoria reportedly told Peter about her past with Chase during a later portion of their date, but she didn't share the details with the other women competing for Peter's heart when she returned to the bachelorettes' hotel later that night.
However, Alayah -- who was ousted back in Los Angeles and was Miss Texas USA 2019 -- reportedly returned to confront Peter about how Victoria P. -- who was Miss Louisiana USA 2019 -- had lied to Peter when she previously told him the two beauty queens were not friends (or something equally boring, the exact details of Alayah's outrage appear to still remain somewhat sketchy as of now).
After showing up and surprising Peter during the group date, Alayah convinced Peter to give her another chance and she reportedly participated in the date. Then, after returning to the show, she also told the other bachelorettes that she had seen reports that Victoria F. previously dated Chase during her brief time off the show.
(Given the concert portion of Victoria F.'s date with Peter was a public event, both the concert and Victoria F.'s relationship with Chase were widely spoiled on social media in real-time when the date was filmed in early October).
This reportedly resulted in a huge screaming match between Victoria F. and Alayah.
According to Carbone, Victoria F. felt Alayah had no right to tell the other women she had previously dated Chase, and she flipped out and went on an expletive-filled tirade.
The group date's flag-football game took place at First Energy Stadium, the home of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, on October 3.
The football game ended in a tie, Carbone reported, and all the women on both teams were allowed to attend the evening portion of the date.
The second one-on-one date in Cleveland occurred on October 4 and Kelsey was the lucky recipient of it. It included an old-school soapbox car derby race on a public street in downtown Cleveland.
According to Carbone, the evening portion of Kelsey's date with Peter included dinner on the Nautica Queen, a dinner cruise ship, and ended with a fireworks display.
Carbone has reported somewhat unclear information about what happened between Alayah and Peter following her return.
On October 6, Carbone tweeted out a recording of a mobile phone video that purportedly show Peter and Alayah talking outside a distant building and wrote, "Stuff went down, but ultimately this is Peter sending Alayah home before the rose ceremony."
However, in his November 27 podcast, he stated that after Peter decided to let Alayah return, The Bachelor star also gave her the Cleveland group date's rose -- which should have automatically ensured she'd survive the subsequent Rose Ceremony.
In a January 9 blog post, Carbone clarified that the season's other bachelorettes allegedly ostracized Alayah after she returned, feeling her return was unfair and that Peter's decision to give her the group date's rose was especially unjust.
According to Carbone, his sources have told him Alayah then decided she wanted to leave the show, however he is unsure how The Bachelor producers will present her exit.
"All I heard at the time was 'Alayah left on her own,' but I have a feeling it wonâ€™t be shown that way," he wrote in his blog. "[What I heard during filming] was that Alayah felt no one in the house was on her side, and after the Victoria F. incident, she just wanted out."
"At the cocktail party before the rose ceremony, Alayah and Peter talked and I have no idea if they're gonna make it seem like Alayah wanted to leave after she felt she was attacked in the house, or, if they're gonna make it seem like Peter changed his mind and told her she should leave because him giving her the group date rose when she came back caused too many problems."
Either way, Alayah did not make Peter's Final 12 bachelorettes -- who were reportedly Hannah Ann, Kelley, Kelsey, Lexi, Madison, Mykenna, Natasha, Shiann, Sydney, Tammy, Victoria F., and Victoria P.
That means that in addition to Alayah, the three other women who did not survive the Cleveland round of dates with Peter were Deandra, Savannah and Kiarra.
Prior to Alayah's second departure, Peter also reportedly brings Victoria P. and Alayah into a room to attempt to resolve their issues.
The Rose Ceremony reportedly took place on October 5 at the Hay-McKinney Mansion, a 20,000 square foot, Italian Renaissance Revival home in Cleveland that was built in 1911.
After visiting Ohio, Peter and his 12 remaining bachelorettes left America and began the international portion of Peter's love journey.
Peter's fourth round of dates took place in Costa Rica, where the pilot reportedly narrowed down his group of bachelorettes down to ten women.
Costa Rica is also where Peter suffered a "serious injury" while he was golfing during an off-day from filming, resulting in The Bachelor star needing nearly a dozen stitches and sporting a visible injury on his forehead for the reminder of filming.
Details on the season's Costa Rican dates are currently sparse, however Sydney and Kelley each received one-on-one dates while the show was in Costa Rica.
Peter reportedly sent two bachelorettes home at the round's Rose Ceremony: Lexi and Shiann.
The eliminations left Hannah Ann, Kelley, Kelsey, Madison, Mykenna, Natasha, Sydney, Tammy, Victoria F., and Victoria P. as Peter's Final 10 bachelorettes.
During this round, Mykenna, Sydney and Tammy reportedly were eliminated by Peter. In addition, Victoria P. allegedly opted to leave the show on her own.
"Victoria Paul and Peter talk and was told they were just on different pages," Carbone wrote in his January 9 blog post. "They mutually agreed to part ways, but again, I don't know how the show will choose to show it."
The specific reason why Victoria P. opted to leave the show has not been reported.
However, given Victoria P. was spotted arriving back at a Louisiana airport on October 17 and then seen crowning her successor at the Miss Louisiana USA 2020 state pageant on October 18, her Miss Louisiana USA obligations would appear to be the probable reason.
The eliminations left Hannah Ann, Kelley, Kelsey, Madison, Natasha, and Victoria F. as Peter's Final 6 bachelorettes.
Peter's sixth round of dates reportedly took place in Peru.
Kelsey and Natasha each received one-one-date dates during the cast's time in Peru, according to Carbone, and Natasha became the first Season 24 bachelorette to not receive a rose on her one-on-one date, eliminating her from the show.
In addition to Natasha, Kelley was also reportedly eliminated during The Bachelor season's time in Peru, which determined the four bachelorettes that received hometown dates with Peter.
Peter's Final 4 bachelorettes were Hannah Ann, Kelsey, Madison, and Victoria F., according to Carbone.
A woman who previously dated Peter many years ago, Merissa Pence, reportedly showed up at Victoria's hometown date in Virginia to warn The Bachelor star about Victoria's alleged scandalous past -- which allegedly includes several affairs with the husbands of some of Victoria's friends.
Merissa had reportedly spent several weeks trying to contact The Bachelor producers and make Peter aware of Victoria's history, and finally spoke with Peter during a public portion of Victoria's hometown date which featured Victoria and Peter enjoyed a Hunter Hayes concert together.
"She talks to Peter and tells him about Victoria and her past and that she's not here for the right reasons. [Merissa said something like], 'I want you to find your woman. This one isn't for you,'" Carbone said in his December 5 podcast.
A visibly upset Peter then reportedly brought up the allegations to Victoria later that day when they were standing outside of the house where Peter was supposed to meet her family.
"Peter actually never met Victoria's parents later on that night. They argued out in front of her house," Carbone said on the podcast. "They broke up."
However, Victoria reportedly visited Peter in his hotel room the next day and explained herself further, after which Peter apparently said he needed time to think and would reveal his decision at the Rose Ceremony.
(To read more about Victoria F.'s hometown date drama and many more details about her alleged scandalous past, click here.)
Carbone reported that Peter ultimately still opted to keep Victoria F. around after all the drama and instead eliminated Kelsey at the Rose Ceremony.
Peter then reportedly took off to Australia with his Final 3 bachelorettes -- Hannah Ann, Madison and Victoria F.
According to Carbone, Peter's Final Rose Ceremony was filmed in Alice Springs on November 17.
Carbone reported Peter's season didn't have "a normal ending," meaning the Final Rose Ceremony didn't feature Peter rejecting one woman and proposing marriage to the other.
"I can say that I'm very, very confident in saying [that] as we know, [Hannah Ann Sluss] and Madison Prewett are your Final 2," Carbone revealed in a podcast in December.
"On that Final Rose Ceremony day, it was not down to those two [women], he dumped one, chose the other, and they got engaged. It is not a normal ending this season."
So did Peter propose to Madison or Hannah Ann?
In fact, Carbone has admitted he currently isn't 100 percent certain what Peter's relationship status is right now, or what it was when he left Australia and returned to America in late November.
On his January 2 podcast, Carbone revealed that Peter did not get engaged to anyone at the season's Final Rose Ceremony and also did not get engaged to anyone before he returned home from Australia.
Carbone also said he believes it is possible Peter will get engaged on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose's live broadcast in March, and feels it is unlikely Peter has continued to date both Hannah Ann and Madison after the final Rose Ceremony.
Carbone is among those who currently believe the ending of Peter's season likely hasn't been filmed yet. According to Carbone, he can't spoil something that hasn't happened yet.
On his January 2 podcast, Carbone also reported Peter did not receive a blessing from Madison's father to propose marriage during Madison's hometown date.
If Madison turns out to be the winner, however, Peter may have gotten permission to pop the question later. Peter could have called Madison's father from Australia, for example, but Carbone is waiting for more details.
Is Hannah Brown part of the ending somehow? Did Peter reunite with Hannah and reject both Madison and Hannah Ann?
Unfortunately for viewers hoping for a reconciliation between the two, Peter reportedly did not try to reunite with Hannah B. at the end of his season, and she did not play any role in the ending.
"Hannah Brown has nothing to do with the ending of this season," Carbone wrote in his January 9 blog posting.
"I know people are still holding out hope, and I know you'll have questions about, 'Well how can he just shut off those feelings,' or 'are you sure,' and 'well what about this or this...' etc," Carbone continued in his blog post.
"All I can tell you and officially confirm today is that after you see Hannah and Peter finish up their convo on [Episode 2], she has nothing to do with the rest of Peter's season."
Carbone reported Hannah B. "doesn't show up at the finale," nor is the former Alabama beauty queen part of some dramatic twist later on this season.
"They're not secretly dating, nothing," Carbone insisted. "Sorry Peter and Hannah Brown fans. No dice."
Hannah also called Peter "bud" on Instagram and wished him luck in his journey to find a co-pilot after the premiere episode of The Bachelor, seemingly suggesting there's no romance between them now.
According to Carbone's January 9 blog posting, "Peter's incessant stance of 'no one's gonna find out the ending to my season' I believe has more to do with the HOW of his season moreso than the WHO."
Carbone apparently believes Peter is not single at the moment and is with Hannah Ann or Madison, even if he isn't engaged.
"It's not like we're thinking anyone outside of the final 2 are with him and he's deciding between 30 women. Now that you know Hannah Brown doesn't play any role in his final decision, and I can solidly say Peter is not single, this is a Hannah Ann/Madison discussion," Carbone wrote in his January 9 blog.
"I just think the details of HOW he gets to that point, and everything it takes to get there, I don't know if I'll ever have every detail for you before it plays out. But I do think he's with someone based on everything I've heard, but it's a convoluted way to get there."