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Did Katie Deny The Big 'Bachelorette' Rumor?

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Did Katie Deny The Big 'Bachelorette' Rumor?

After a tough start to the season, we may have finally gotten some good news about The Bachelor. As a few fan faves emerge from the season (amongst a cast seemingly rich in potential villains), one of them has allegedly been tapped as the next ABC lead. Over the weekend, reality TV blogger and spoiler master extraordinaire Reality Steve shared an announcement that claimed the new star of The Bachelorette — Katie Thurston — had already been chosen.

But in the days since the rumored news started to make the rounds, there have been some rebuttals and denials that have cast doubt over whether this is already a sure thing. So what do we actually know, and what’s still up in the air? Here’s the full breakdown so far.

The Official Bachelorette Announcement Is Imminent

Often one to tease fans about what’s in the pipeline for Bachelor Nation, Bachelor creator and producer Mike Fleiss took to Twitter on Friday, February 5, to let fans know he was starting to give the pick some thought. A few days later, he promised we’d know the identity of the next lead soon enough.

After a handful of teases to reveal the name of the new Bachelorette, it became clear that Fleiss was going to make fans wait a few more days to find out. But Reality Steve may have beat him to the punch when it came to sharing the news.

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