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October 22, 2021

The Bachelorette: 1802 (10/26)

“1802” – Michelle steps into the next phase of her journey with the 23 remaining men for a whirlwind week of firsts. On the season’s first group date, the guys get schooled by a trio of talented fifth graders, but when a pop quiz turns into a test of temperament, Michelle makes it clear she’s not here for class clowns. Afterward, one lucky man gets the first one-on-one and takes his relationship with Michelle to new heights where they enjoy a surprise musical performance by Caroline Jones. Then, with the help of WNBA stars Dearica Hamby and Diamond DeShields, the second group date gives the men a chance to prove if they’ve got what it takes to be a good teammate on – and off – the court. Later, with a rose ceremony looming, one suitor makes a bold decision that sends Michelle looking for answers. Will she discover the truth before handing out the final rose? Find out on “The Bachelorette,” airing TUESDAY, OCT. 26 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.


The 23 men who will vie for Michelle’s heart are the following:

  • Alec, 29, an engineer from North Charleston, S.C.

  • Brandon J., 26, a traveling nurse recruiter from Portland, Ore.

  • Casey, 36, an advertising creative director from Miami Beach, Fla.

  • Chris G., 28, a motivational speaker from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Chris S., 28, a commodities broker from West Hollywood, Calif.

  • Clayton, 28, a medical sales rep from Columbia, Mo.

  • Daniel, 26, a firefighter from Austin, Texas

  • Jamie, 32, a biotech CEO from San Diego, Calif.

  • Joe, 28, a real estate developer from Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Leroy, 27, a biomedical Ph.D. student from Dallas, Texas

  • LT, 38, a yoga guru from Bellevue, Wash.


  • Martin, 29, a personal trainer from Miami, Fla.

  • Mollique, 36, an academic administrator from San Diego, Calif.

  • Nayte, 27, a sales executive from Austin, Texas

  • Olu, 27, an IT analyst from Newark, N.J.

  • Pardeep, 30, a neuroscientist from Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Peter, 26, a pizzapreneur from Port St. Joe, Fla.

  • PJ, 30, a firefighter from Houston, Texas

  • Rick, 32, a medical sales rep from Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Rodney, 29, a sales rep from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

  • Romeo, 32, a mathematician from New York City, N.Y.

  • Spencer, 25, a financial crimes analyst from Cleveland, Ohio

  • Will, 28, an academic interventionist from Grand Rapids, Minn.


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