Here’s the Tea on the New Season of ‘The Bachelor’


| LAST UPDATE 01/04/2022

By Genevieve Scott
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It's January - and you know what that means: the Bachelor mansion is opening up its doors yet again as our latest batch of romantics embark on "the most dramatic season yet." But with The Bachelor's highly anticipated return, we're sure you've already got lots of questions. And lucky for you, we've got answers. Keep scrolling.

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For starters, let's hear from the man himself - Clayton Echard. The season 26 heartbreaker recently sat down to reflect on his time handing out roses. And *no surprise* it was precisely as eventful as you'd expect it to be. "[Doozy] - that's a good word to choose," the 28-year-old reality star reflected to Us of the upcoming season.

But that's not all he had to say. In fact, "There's plenty of words that you can pick - chaotic," Echard continued. "I lived through it, but I'm ready to watch it back. There are certain things that [I didn't see]. I wasn't there 24/7 around all the women, so I'm gonna see things for the first time myself. And I'm excited to see what that looks like." And so are we. So why not take a closer look at this season's romantic rollercoaster ride?

From seemingly saying "I love you" to 3 - yes, 3 - women to taking back a precious rose, our latest heartthrob clearly had his fair share of drama. In fact, it appears season 26 had lots of it - something our bachelor has been coming to terms with himself. "Obviously, I heard a lot of the drama that I wasn't present for," he confessed. "But now? I'm like, 'OK, maybe I'll catch somebody that told me a story that maybe doesn't exactly match up with what I see,'" Colton revealed of reliving it all on our screens.

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Well, you heard it here first. So go grab the popcorn (and Kleenex?) and be sure to tune in to ABC each Monday as Colton's journey plays out on our screens - starting with the January 3 premiere. And, of course, don't go anywhere. It appears there's plenty more drama on the horizon...