While not yet officially announced by ABC, Clayton Echard, a 28-year-old orthopedic sales representative and former college football player from Missouri who is currently still appearing on Michelle's The Bachelorette season, will be starring onThe Bachelor's 26th season when it premieres with a two-hour episode on Monday, January 3 at 8PM ET/PT.
The spoiler blogger elaborated, "All I know for 100% fact is after Clayton's season will be another 'Bachelor' season. They are currently casting women for it now, and it starts filming around the 3rd week of February."
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Carbone initially heard rumors about women preparing to film a The Bachelor season in February 2022 about a week before her announced he had confirmed the news on Twitter on October 26.
A star has yet to be announced for the new season.
Carbone said The Bachelor star for Season 27 has yet to be determined and will probably be a last-minute decision made by the network.
As for the fate of The Bachelorette's upcoming 19th season, Carbone reported, "I believe the 'Bachelorette' will shoot on the same schedule it has the last 2 summers."
Bachelor Nation will probably also expect a Bachelor in Paradise season every summer, and Carbone admitted he's unsure of how ABC is handling that situation.
In the meantime, The Bachelorette's 18th season starring Michelle is currently airing Tuesday nights at 8PM ET/PT on ABC. She is entering Week 3 of the process and continues to make big cuts.
And Clayton was just spotted earlier this week filming the women's hometown dates on The Bachelor. Clayton has therefore already selected his Final 4 bachelorettes and is narrowing in on the end of his journey to find love.