Did Becca Tilley just confirm who the star of the 11th season of The Bachelorette is? Becca, who was the runner-up on Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor, losing out to Whitney Bischoff in the end, posted a tweet on Thursday afternoon that declared how much she’s missing Kaitlyn Bristowe.
Some people took Becca’s tweet to mean that it’s Kaitlyn, and not Britt Nilsson, who is still on the journey to find love. During The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, host Chris Harrison announced that both Kaitlyn and Britt would be given the opportunity to be the next Bachelorette. Kaitlyn later admitted to People that having to compete with Britt was “not ideal.”
“I’m trying to be really positive about the situation. It’s definitely not ideal, but it’s an incredible opportunity. And if the outcome is me meeting the guy I spend the rest of my life with, then it is all worth it.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the new season started filming two weeks ago. Immediately after filming the first night, when the 25 men were introduced to both Kaitlyn and Britt, the show’s creator and producer, Mike Fleiss, tweeted that the “tough decision” now belongs to the 25 guys.
So did the guys make their decision already, and did they choose Kaitlyn Bristowe over Britt Nilsson? A week after filming started, Chris implied that both women last more than one night during an interview with Us Weekly.
“It’s going great! I think we couldn’t go wrong with both of the girls, both very different. Britt’s emotional and beautiful, and Kaitlyn’s beautiful and funny in a more sarcastic, bust your chops way. Two very different shows and it’s going to be great. And a really great group of guys too. It’s going to be a really good show.”
Yet, on Thursday, Us Weekly reported that the show taped a group date in New York City the day prior. The only woman who was there with a group of male suitors? Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn had eight guys compete for her heart by doing a rap battle, after which they all went to a celebratory after-party.
“The men fighting for Bristowe’s heart went head-to-head, competing against just one other freshly minted MC. After taking the mic herself and laying down some impressive bars, the ‘Bachelorette’ star cheered her men on, hugging each of them as they came onstage to perform.”
Spotted at the taping were Ashley Iaconetti, who competed with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Britt Nilsson, and Becca Tilley for Chris Soules, and Sharleen Joynt, who was on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of The Bachelor season. Also at the taping was Nick Viall, who lost out to Josh Murray on the previous Bachelorette. Nick made no secret of his crush on Kaitlyn as he watched her on TV. Perhaps viewers will get to see him find love again? Season 11 premieres on Monday, May 18.
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