A new season of ABC's The Bachelorette will air this spring and it sounds as if a decision has been made regarding the lead. Through much of this current run of The Bachelor 2015 season with Chris Soules, spoiler guru Reality Steve and viewers felt that the gig would probably go to Britt Nilsson. However, new Bachelorette 2015 season spoilers indicate that the show went in a different direction.
Though Britt was an early frontrunner for the opportunity, things between Soules and Nilsson imploded and viewers started to suspect she was losing ground in terms of the Bachelorette 2015 spot. Many started rooting for Kaitlyn Bristowe to get the opportunity, and things started to look as if they might head that way.
Wetpaint reported on Tuesday that ABC had indeed chosen Bristowe to be the Bachelorette 2015 star and Reality Steve's spoilers have now confirmed it. Steve says that the decision has indeed been made, and his Bachelorette spoilers indicate that Kaitlyn will be handing out roses this spring.
Despite the fact that multiple sources report that the deal is done, fans shouldn't expect ABC to officially announce it yet. While they may release the news at some point soon, in all likelihood they'll wait until the Bachelor finale and share the news during the "After the Final Rose" special.
Filming with the bachelors and Kaitlyn will start just after the Bachelor finale airs on March 9, with a May premiere date. Some fans may be a bit skeptical about seeing Bristowe as the lead, as her pre-Bachelor social media posts gave the impression that she was a pretty carefree gal not looking to get too serious about a relationship at this point. However, she has won over viewers throughout this season and many think she'll be fun to watch.
Both Chris Soules and former Bachelor Sean Lowe both recently said that they thought Kaitlyn would be the best pick for Season 11. While those with the show, such as host Chris Harrison and creator Mike Fleiss, are still teasing via social media that they're working on making a decision, it does seem that behind closed doors the deal is done.
Did the show make the right pick by choosing Kaitlyn Bristowe as ABC's The Bachelorette 2015 lead, if Reality Steve's spoilers and Wetpaint's sources are indeed correct? Other spoilers about the season will start coming out after Chris Soules' Bachelor finale and fans will surely have quite the wild ride ahead.
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