Bachelorette airs huge twist as Tayshia Adams replaces Clare Crawley mid-season

Joe Anderton
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Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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The Bachelorette's current season (its 16th) has broken all the rules, and fans finally got to see the major twist that's been rumoured and teased for weeks.

Four episodes into the season and after three dates, hopeful Dale Moss actually went and proposed to Bachelorette Clare Crawley.

People usually wait until the end of the season when there's just two suitors left, but their chemistry was just so obvious that after only three dates and Clare repeatedly discussing her attraction to the former American football player, Dale popped the question.

She obviously said yes.

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

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"From the moment I knew you were coming, I was so excited to meet you," she told him. "Then when you got here, it was like, electricity for me, because I knew that I had just met my husband.

"You embody everything that I want in a man, everything just like my dad had. You’re kind, you’re strong, you’re compassionate, and I just am so in love with the man that you are.

"You made me feel like everything that I’ve ever been through… it was all worth it because I’ve got you right now."

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Photo credit: ABC

Before the big proposal, Clare said during a piece to camera: "Literally from the moment he stepped out of that limo, I knew it was him.

"There's a lot I’m scared of, but it will all be worth it if Dale gets down on one knee."

Clare previously appeared on The Bachelor season 18, Bachelor in Paradise seasons 1 and 2 and The Bachelor Winter Games, where she met (and briefly got engaged to) Benoit Beauséjour-Savard.

Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

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So how will the show continue now that their titular Bachelorette has been snapped up? Get in a new one, of course! For the first time in the show's history, a new Bachelorette was brought in.

Tayshia Adams, who previously appeared in The Bachelor season 23 and The Bachelor in Paradise season 6, will now have the remaining contestants compete for her affections.

The Bachelorette airs on ABC in the US, and UK fans can stream it via Hayu.

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