Earlier than the present had even begun filming, Matt James, who was initially meant to be one in every of Clare’s suitors, was taken off The Bachelorette and given the dignity of turning into The Bachelor‘s first Black Bachelor.
“Matt has been on our radar since February, when producers first approached him to affix Bachelor Nation, as a part of Clare’s season,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Leisure, stated in a press launch.
“We all know we have now a accountability to ensure the love tales we’re seeing onscreen are consultant of the world we stay in, and we’re proudly in service to our viewers,” Karey continued. “That is only the start, and we’ll proceed to take motion with regard to range points on this franchise. We really feel so privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we can not wait to embark on this journey with him.”
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