'Bachelorette' Clare Crawley dishes on her upcoming season premiering tonight

A look at Crawley's highly-anticipated season of "The Bachelorette" that almost didn't happen and the drama that happened even before the cameras started rolling.
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bring me a higher love Robin, we are about to turn to the highly anticipated premiere of "The bachelorette" happening tonight. Drama before the cameras even started rolling and there are rumors of a possible departure of the bachelorette star, Clare crawley, herself. Hope she doesn't disappear on us before we talk to her live. First a look at her story. Let's get a sneak peek. The most dramatic and most delayed season of "The bachelorette" kicking off tonight amidst production halted back in March. With contestants sequestered in a bubble filming resumed over the summer and the competition, well, you know what to expect. America first fell in love with Clare crawley in season 18 when she shut down then bachelor Juan I would never want my children having a father like Reporter: She later would go on to make nice with a raccoon on "Bachelor in paradise." This whole Is drama. Reporter: And had a brief engagement to Canadian Benoit. She gets ready to start her journey to love tonight. Joining us now for this highly anticipated season, the star of "The bachelorette," Clare crawley. Clare, good to see you. I have to start by you just tell me are you currently in love? Ah, I am in love with life right now. Things are really good. It's good not being in quarantine. I'll tell you that. You know that's not what I meant, Clare. I find that people oftentime when is they are in love, they have a hard time hiding it. It's usually, robin, just written all over their faces. So are you having a difficult time hiding anything from us this morning? No, you know what, everybody keeps asking me are you happy? Are you happy and I keep telling everybody, like I was happy going into this, so whatever came about it, I'm happy now, so things are -- things are well on my end. Oh, yeah, reading that face there, Clare. I'm giving you a hard time but talking about the -- I guess the rose carrying elephant in the room is that you have reportedly you left the show early and they had to replace you with another bachelorette because, though, you had fallen for somebody so early on in the process that it wasn't even a point of moving on. Now, I'm not going to ask you to confirm those rumors. But I am going to ask you to deny them. Did that happen or not, Clare? You know what, a lot of stuff happened on this season and I feel like it would not be doing it any justice if I was to give any of it away to you. Okay, a lot of stuff. Okay. She's not giving anything up. Leave her alone. She's not giving upped goods. Okay, T.J., you're trying. It's not going to happen. Way to go, Clare. Robin told me to leave you alone in the middle of an interview. You want to take this? Thank you, robin. Clare, in all seriousness a lot have been looking for love during a pandemic and found it difficult. You, of course, had to go into this I guess bachelorette bubble. Do you actually feel kind of blessed that had you this opportunity to actually find love in this environment? We followed your journey for a long time but did it feel like a blessing to have this? It was 100% a blessing. There was no guarantee for anything, even in the pandemic, going into that being the bachelorette, there was no security going this is when we're going to do it. This is what we're going to do, this is how we're going to do it. There was no security on any of that because with the pandemic it was so -- there was so much unknown so it was definitely scary, definitely scary. Look -- Thankful that we were able to do it. We saw your ups and downs throughout the past several years as part of bachelor nation. Were you worried this season might not even happen? Of course, especially because of the pandemic, but I was always guaranteed by producers and everybody that it was not if it was going to happen, it was just when and how it was going to happen. All right, so last thing here, we have to let you go on this. How impressive was the group? Did you have more disappointments than highlights in the group you had to choose from? No, these men really stepped up and I think having that long awaited time in between, I believe it was almost six months, they really did an excellent job of recasting men that would suit me and that were my type so these guys that showed up really brought their "A" game. It was an exceptional group of Clare, you only met four of them anyway. The season got cut short. I'm kidding. Clare crawley, "The bachelorette," season 16 premieres tonight at 8 Cloe okay right here on ABC.

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