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Clayton Echard regretted being The Bachelor after the show aired: ‘It became this hopeless battle’

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Clayton Echard was overwhelmed by backlash to the point of regretting becoming The Bachelor. Pic credit: ABC

The Bachelor’s Clayton Echard has opened up about regretting doing the show following the initial wave of backlash he received.

Clayton revealed he was overwhelmed by the negative comments from viewers for the first three weeks of the show airing before he eventually became numb to the hate messages.

Clayton Echard regretted being The Bachelor after intense backlash

Clayton got real about his doubts on his own season while sitting down with Nick Viall on the Viall Files podcast.

When asked if there was any point where he regretted becoming The Bachelor, Clayton said, “Oh yeah, yeah. I think like the first three weeks of the show airing, yeah I definitely thought that.”

Although Clayton and the franchise were bombarded by criticism from the moment he was announced as the next lead, he assumed that fans would come around after seeing his personality.

“I thought, you know, it’s gonna be great, everyone’s going to come around, start seeing my personality, and it just, people weren’t,” Clayton said. “It seemed like as if no matter what they showed, even when they showed my personality, showed me being goofy, people would say he has no personality, and it’s like, what more do you want to see?”


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