Clare began filming Season 16 of The Bachelorette at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA, in mid-July but reportedly quit production 12 days in because she had "already fallen in love" with one of her bachelors, Dale Moss, a 31-year-old model and former college basketball and football player.
A source previously told Life & Style that Clare even "refused to come out of her room" at one point to film.
Tayshia was therefore brought to The Bachelorette set as Clare's replacement, and photos were recently taken of her filming at the resort in a turquoise bikini.
According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Tayshia was filming her round of overnight Fantasy Suite dates around August 21 and so the season was winding down as far as production goes.
Last week, Chris teased on Instagram, "It's safe to say this season will be twice as good as any other!"
Several promos have been released of Clare as the leading lady in recent days, including one of the 39-year-old hairstylist rocking a white dress with a thigh-high slit and red shoes with roses on them.The Bacheloretteteased Clare wants a man who will "respect" her.
Another promo pokes fun at Clare's age given she's the oldest The Bachelorette star the franchise has ever seen by doing a takeoff of the movie poster for The Graduate, the iconic 1967 film about a recent college graduate, played by Dustin Hoffman, who is seduced by an older woman played by Anne Bancroft.
Although The Bachelorette typically airs on Monday nights every year, Dancing with the Stars will air on Monday nights instead, with The Bachelorette airing on Tuesday nights this fall.
News of Tayshia's participation first shocked the world on July 31 when a spoiler about her replacing Clare was posted on Reddit and then Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone tweeted there was "some serious validity" to the posting.
Entertainment Tonight subsequently confirmed on August 3 that Tayshia is the new star of The Bachelorette but Clare's short journey to find love will also be featured on the show when it airs this year.
What remains to be seen is whether more men were brought to the resort to date Tayshia, giving her a full roster of The Bachelorette suitors, or if she only had Clare's remaining men to choose from.
The Bachelorette's new season was supposed to begin production in March and premiere on May 18, but global health restrictions in light of the coronavirus pandemic had shut down nearly all Hollywood productions.