‘The Bachelor’ mansion to return for Clayton Echard season
The Bachelor is back home.
For the 26e Season of the ABC dating show which will feature franchise newcomer Clayton Echard, filming will begin at the famed “Bachelor” mansion, located in the hills of Malibu, Calif., for the first time since late 2019.
In a Twitter post, series creator Mike Fleiss shared a photo of the mansion with a devil and a trash can in the driveway.
“We’re back, baby !!!” he captioned the photo. “It feels good.”
In a related article, the king of spoilers Reality Steve Carbone tweeted, “(BACHELOR FILMING UPDATE): Clayton’s season begins filming Tuesday night at the mansion.”
The mansion has been a major “star” of “the ABC reality TV franchise for over 40 combined seasons of” The Bachelor “and” The Bachelorette, “but has been missing from the series since the COVID-9 pandemic put a key. filming.
Because travel had to be put on hold during the height of the pandemic, Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams ‘joint’ Bachelorette ‘season was filmed at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California, while Matt James’ season had held at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA. And Katie Thurston’s season was filmed at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
Fans reacted to ‘The Bachelor’ Mansion ‘return
On social media, fans responded to Fleiss’s Twitter post with comments on the mansion’s return. Some fans have said they prefer “those little resorts” the cast members go to during the COVID-19 pandemic when the show was filmed in a bubble.
“It’s time to modernize the mansion. I know it’s meant to be timeless, but it looks a bit dated, ”a viewer tweeted.
“Why not find a new mansion?” Something more modern? another demand.
“The mansion used for Listen to Your Heart was so much nicer!” another fan rang, referencing the music-themed spin-off that was filmed at a ranch outside of Los Angeles, according to Parade.
Former “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison has spoken out about abandoning the regular Bachelor mansion during the pandemic. At the start of 2020, it teased at Entertainment Weekly that the series might have to “get out of California” to be able to film.
“California politics aren’t helping anyone at this point,” Harrison said at the time. “Maybe you need to get into a state where things are opening faster.”
With the new season returning to California – and without Harrison – there will also be a return to overseas travel for dream dates.
In an article on his blog RealitySteve.com, Carbone teased that “there will be international travel” on Echard’s season of the rose-filled reality show. The mansion will therefore not be the setting for the entire season.
The mansion has been listed as Airbnb
Even when “The Bachelor” isn’t filming, the OG Mansion has visitors.
According to people, the estate, which is called Villa de la Vina, was listed on Airbnb for $ 6,000 a night.
The outlet noted that the 10,000 square foot Tuscan-inspired home is owned by a family of six. When “The Bachelor” begins production, the clan leaves the mansion for approximately 42 days and all of their belongings are in storage.
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