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‘Bachelorette’ castoff Blake Moynes shooting his shot with Katie Thurston

“Bachelorette” Season 16 castoff Blake Moynes is again and prepared for a shot at love with Season 17 star Katie Thurston.

The 30-year-old wildlife supervisor, who appeared on Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season of “The Bachelorette” final fall, is ready to affix Thurston, additionally 30, as teased in a preview throughout Monday evening’s premiere.

“I’m a little bit bit late to this, however Katie is the one, so, I simply needed to present up,” Moynes stated in a confessional.

Within the clip, the Canada native was additionally seen holding a radio exterior of Thurston’s window, à la John Cusack in 1989’s “Say Something.”

Sadly for Moynes, it appeared Thurston was the one one welcoming him with open arms, as one suitor stared in disbelief and stated, “I can’t consider he’s right here.”

Blake Moynes
Blake Moynes, who appeared on Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season of “The Bachelorette” final 12 months, will quickly be vying for Katie Thurston’s coronary heart.
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Though Moynes was eradicated in Week 9 of Adams’ “Bachelorette” season, rumors are swirling (spoiler alert!) that he makes it far in Thurston’s season, based on “Bachelor” aficionado “Actuality Steve” Carbone.

Along with Moynes, contestant Greg Grippo — who obtained Thurston’s first impression rose in Monday’s episode — has additionally been linked to “ultimate 4” studies.

Andrew Spencer, a professional soccer participant from Vienna, Austria, and Justin Glaze, an funding gross sales guide from Baltimore, are additionally rumored to be critical contenders.

It will not be a shock if Moynes does certainly make it to the top, as Thurston advised Us Weekly on Monday that they “had chatted earlier than” filming started.

The financial institution advertising supervisor first appeared on Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor” in early 2020. She was named “The Bachelorette” for Season 17 in March, with fellow “Bachelor” alum Michelle Younger set to observe go well with for Season 18.

Bachelorette Katie Thurston
Thurston kicked off her season of “The Bachelorette” on Monday evening.

Adams and former “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe joined Thurston’s season as co-hosts after Chris Harrison stepped away from the franchise earlier this 12 months.

Harrison, the “Bachelor” franchise’s longtime host, had come underneath fireplace in February for defending James’ winner Rachael Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive previous. He later apologized for talking “in a way that perpetuates racism.”

After Web page Six broke the information final week that Harrison, 49, was not anticipated to return to “Bachelor in Paradise” this summer time, with David Spade filling in amongst a revolving solid of visitor hosts, Deadline reported on Tuesday that the host has exited the franchise for good with a “mid-range eight-figure payoff.”

“The Bachelorette” airs Mondays at eight p.m. ET on ABC.

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