Nick Viall started filming his season of The Bachelor in late September. Now, he is heading overseas to hand out his final rose in a romantic and picturesque location, but, for a change, the final rose ceremony won’t be filmed in a tropical setting.
Where in the world will taping for the overnight dates and final rose ceremony take place, and more importantly, who are Nick’s final three girls?
If you can’t wait to find out what happens on Season 21 of ABC’s The Bachelor when it begins January, here are the latest spoilers to tide you over, including the filming location and schedule for the Fantasy Suite dates and the season finale, as well as some details on the girls who will be competing for the final rose.
[Warning: The Bachelor Season 21 spoilers ahead]
On September 24, limos rolled up to the Bachelor mansion in Agoura Hills, California, where Nick Viall stood waiting to meet 30 girls who were cast for the show’s 21st season. Shortly after they arrived, the show’s producer, Mike Fleiss, started tweeting out photos to his followers, but they were hardly the kind of spoilers die-hard fans were looking for.
Flash forward six weeks, and Nick is just about ready to hand out his final rose. According to blogger Reality Steve, filming for Nick’s last hometown dates takes place today (November 3), and on Friday, he will eliminate one of his final four.
That leaves Nick with his final three ladies, who will then head overseas this weekend to tape the biggest episodes of the upcoming season; the overnight dates and the final rose ceremony.
Steve revealed on Thursday that he is confident that Nick and his final three ladies will be heading to Finland to film the overnights and the finale. They are headed for a chilly spot that will undoubtedly have the girls begging for the Fantasy Suite key for some hot and steamy one-on-one time with Nick.
Although Steve doesn’t specify exactly where in Finland the cast and crew will be, they will all need to be bundled up unless they’re in the Fantasy Suite. According to The Weather Channel, the average temps in Helsinki, the nation’s capital, will range between 21 – 31 degrees over the next two weeks.
Oh, and it’s already snowing.
Who are Nick’s final four girls, and who will he send home during Friday’s hometown dates rose ceremony? Here’s what we know so far.
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, one of Nick’s final four ladies —Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old Dallas-based attorney — also received his first impression rose.
And that’s not the only first. Rachel is the first black contestant to receive the first rose and make it to the final four. It sure sounds like she’s a shoe-in to make it to the final three, and if she doesn’t get Nick’s final rose, could we finally see the first black Bachelorette in 2017?
Reality Steve has also revealed that Nick had a hometown date with 25-year-old Raven Gates, who hails from Hoxie, Arkansas.
Raven, who runs an online clothing boutique (Grey Suede), went on a one-on-one roller skating date early in the season, so it’s obvious that went well because she made it to hometowns. But, will she make the cut and head to Finland to compete for the final rose?
Aside from Rachel and Raven, who are the other girls who went on hometown dates with Nick? Reality Steve is keeping that information to himself right now. However, it won’t be long before word gets out about who they are, who went home, and which girls are Nick’s final three picks.
With the hometown dates rose ceremony wrapping up on Friday, the remaining three girls will jet off to Finland this weekend for the final leg of their journey to snag a proposal and a giant Neil Lane diamond ring from Nick Viall.
Watch the Bachelor Season 21 premiere on January 2, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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