Tayshia Adams Introduced As The New Bachelorette, Replacing Clare Crawley
Adams’ first night on the show started traditionally, and she had the opportunity to meet all the contestants before she was introduced to four new ones to replace some of the eliminated bachelors and Dale Moss – Spencer Robertson, Montel Hill, Peter Giannikopoulos and Noah Erb. Robertson, in particular, had a bad first impression with the other men, yet was awarded Adams’ first impression rose.
Adams then canceled her first rose ceremony to give another week to the remaining contestants.
Between events, host Chris Harrison held a post-Bachelorette interview with Crawley and her fiancee, Moss. During the interview, the two insisted that they had not interacted at all before appearing on the show, and truly shared a “love-at-first-sight” romance.
“How he makes me feel is literally like sunbeams out of my heart into the world,” Crawley said.
The couple also talked a little about their future, with Crawley hinting at having babies, which Moss ignored.
After the interview, Adams had her first group date with the contestants, a pool party where the men divided into teams to play Splash Ball. Tension ramped up as they competed to earn extra time with Adams, a prize which rose-winner Robertson won. However, Uzoma “Eazy” Nwachukwu received the group date rose.
After the party, the other contestants confronted Robertson about the impression he made on them.
“To try and put it in layman’s terms — and don’t take this the wrong way — you kind of come off like a d—-,” Kenny Braasch said.
Robertson denied this, and other contestants’ accusations that he was purposely stirring the pot.
After the party, Jason Foster self-eliminated by confessing that he was still was not yet over Crawley.
“You deserve someone amazing, and you deserve someone who is all in,” he said as he left the show.
Adams had spoken earlier about not being sure if the men were still hung up on their last Bachelorette, but admitted she was still surprised that Foster left.
“I’ve been on such a high that I didn’t even realize that some of the guys might view me as a second choice,” she said.
Brendan Morais got Adams’ first one-on-one date, and took her out for horseback riding and some snacks.
“Round me up cowboy because I am ready to go home with this man,” Adams announced. “I’m telling you right now — Brendan is everything.”
The date, plus an emotional dinner where they connected over their first marriages and divorces, earned Morais a rose.
The episode ended with no other eliminations, just the three aforementioned men– Robertson, Nwachukwu, and Morais– protected from elimination with a rose.
The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.