As of this writing, we have no idea whether or not or not Katie Thurston will deliver her vibrator alongside for her run as the subsequent Bachelorette.
We do now know, nevertheless, when the attractive brunette will debut on this position.
ABC introduced Thurston’s premiere date on Wednesday, April 7, whereas additionally giving followers their very first take a look at Katie within the position.
Right here it’s:
The 17th season of this franchise, in the meantime, will kick off on June 7, whereas the identical community additionally confirmed immediately that Bachelor in Paradise will return on August 16.
This, in fact, might be a novel 12 months for The Bachelorette.
Following a prolonged, race-based controversy on this previous season of The Bachelor, producers mentioned this spring that 2021 will characteristic a pair of Bachelorette leads.
First up might be Thurston, who was eradicated pretty early on by Matt James; then, this winter, Michelle Younger, will tackle this difficult gig.
Among the many different main adjustments?
Chris Harrison will not function host on Katie’s season.
As an alternative, with ABC primarily punishing Harrison for insensitive remarks he made throughout Matt’s Bachelor season when it got here to suitor Rachael Kirkconnell and her previous social media posts…
… Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams will anchor Season 17.
“Chris Harrison will not be hosting the subsequent season of The Bachelorette,” learn a press release from the community in mid-March.
“We assist Chris within the work that he’s dedicated to doing.
“In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will assist the brand new Bachelorette by way of subsequent season…
“We’re devoted to bettering the BIPOC illustration of our crew, together with among the many govt producer ranks.”
Again to Thurston, nevertheless:
She made a reputation for herself as “Vibrator Woman” virtually instantly upon her Bachelor introduction… because of her determination to deliver her favourite intercourse toy alongside when she met James.
She additionally earned reward from viewers across the nation as a result of she stood as much as bullies contained in the resort that housed the suitors and principally advised them to close the f–k up.
For a quick time frame, there was chatter about Thurston being too racy for The Bachelorette gig, however executives seem keen to roll the proverbial cube.
Katie’s season is presently filming in New Mexico and it’ll as soon as once more characteristic the star and her aspiring husbands quarantined on their very own.
A lot for these costly and unique holidays.
As for the place Thurston comes down on Harrison and the scandal that enguled Bachelor Nation for almost all of Matt’s current season?
“I stand with different alumni who’ve expressed that studying & progress require time,” Thurston has Tweeted.
“I hope that Chris Harrison continues to take extra time to step away whereas sincerely educating himself & dedicating himself to the work,” she continued.
“We will all develop and do higher with time, and I hope he does.”
Will you be tuning in to see if Katie Thurston can discover love on The Bachelorette?