We’ve heard of wedding crashers, but what about “Bachelorette” crashers?
While we haven’t had a “Bachelorette” crasher in the show’s history, we did have a “Bachelor” crasher. Last season, Heather Martin pulled up to Matt James in her minivan begging to get on the show mid-season to compete for his love.
The move had viewers questioning: Can anyone just show up to the set and ask to join?
Well no, probably not, but former “Bachelorette” contestant Blake Moynes got away with it.
In the preview for the second episode of Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette,” Blake stands outside Katie’s window with a boombox. He claims that he knows he’s a little late to the game, but that he had to show up because “Katie is the one.”
The other contenders are not happy with Blake cutting in line, but there’s someone else who might also be uncomfortable with his entrance — his ex and current show co-host Tayshia Adams.
The 29-year-old began breaking the show’s rules from the beginning. Before filming begins, contestants have to follow a very strict no-contact rule. But on the show, Clare confessed that Blake ignored that rule and reached out to her during quarantine knowing that she was having a difficult time.
“I want you to know that that time you broke the rule meant everything to me,” she said. “The fact that you risked not coming on here and putting that on the line, at a time where I was really struggling, it meant everything to me.”
Tayshia, on the other hand, was not so appreciative of Blake. He decided to stay on the season to continue his search for love, but was sent home mid-date during a cringeworthy tantric yoga session.
But rumor has it that, despite the other suitors’ frustration and Tayshia’s possible awkwardness, Blake reportedly makes it to Katie’s final four, according to popular blog Reality Steve.
Blake is a wildlife manager with lots of pets in Ontario, Canada, which seems like a good match for the cat-loving Bachelorette.
He claims to be the last single one in his friend group, which has put on “the pressure to settle down and wife up” — which is exactly Katie’s goal.