Bachelor Nation, Reality Steve just dished some serious spoilers about the 23rd season of the ABC reality TV show The Bachelor. He offered more gossip and rumors that we expected about Colton Underwood and the 30 women vying for his love.
So here's your warning now: There are Bachelor spoilers ahead, from the chief spoiler himself, Reality Steve.
Blogger Reality Steve is in fact a 40-something Frisco resident named Stephen Carbone. The Bachelor intel he dishes on his website RealitySteve.com comes from unnamed sources throughout the Bachelor franchise. So, take that for what you will, and let's dive into what he dished during a Facebook Live question-and-answer session.
- Reality Steve divulged that "this is the first time in 23 seasons we're not going to have a final rose ceremony."
- He named the final three.
- He named the final (final final) woman.
- He told us she is not engaged to Colton Underwood and there was not a final rose ceremony.
Say what? Here's more:
Reality Steve, are you a fan of Colton?
"I see why they went with him," Reality Steve told Amy Vanderoef during a Facebook Live session. Hmm, that's lukewarm.
"There were other people from Becca's season that the audience kind of wanted and probably would have preferred over Colton," Reality Steve said. "But, I get the appeal of Colton, because he's 26. He's a virgin. They're going to drill that into your heads for 11 weeks.
"... I see why they did it."
Thirty women are on the 'The Bachelor' this season. Is that a lot?
Yes, it is. "It maybe has happened once before," Reality Steve says.
Four of those women are from North Texas. There's Erin Landry, the ballroom dancer from Plano; Demi Burnett, the model from Red Oak; Onyeka Ehie, the IT risk consultant from Dallas; and Laura Pellerito, the accountant from Dallas.
What surprises and delights are in store on 'The Bachelor'?
"There is some travel overseas," Reality Steve says. Expect the first three episodes to be in Los Angeles. Then, episode 4 will be in Singapore; episode 5 is in Thailand; and episode 6 is in Vietnam, he says. Colton is from Denver, and they land there for episode 7.
From there, the remaining women go on their overnight dates. "And that's where things go a little haywire," Reality Steve says.
Haywire? Tell me more.
"This is the first time in 23 seasons, now, we're not going to have a final rose ceremony," he says. Whoa. You read that right.
Does Colton go on the overnight dates?
Colton has spoken out about being a virgin. So does Colton go on the overnight dates? "Sort of," Reality Steve says. He takes the three final women to Portugal, but the dates don't appear to go as planned.
Who are the final three women on season 23 of 'The Bachelor'?
According to Reality Steve, the final three are Hannah G., Tayshia and Cassie.
Cassie allegedly tells Colton "I'm not ready to be engaged," Steve relays. "She's taking a lot of heat online now, because people are saying Well then why did you go on the show? You know how the show works: You can't get to the end and say 'I'm not ready.' But I can't fault her for that," Steve says.
Cassie "bolts. She leaves the show," Steve says. "At that point, there's no point to stick around. So she leaves."
Ooh, then what happens?
Steve says Colton tells the remaining two women, "I don't want to do this anymore, because I wanted Cassie." There are a lot more details after that; watch from about the 8-minute mark.
At this point, Steve says "filming ended early."
And then? Then? Then?
Reality Steve's sources say, today, Cassie and Colton "are together." But they are not engaged.
Grab the popcorn. The Bachelor airs Mondays at 7 p.m. on ABC.