Bachelor 2022 tonight LIVE – What time is Clayton Echard's season premiere on where he meets contestants for first time

Bachelor 2022 tonight LIVE – What time is Clayton Echard's season premiere on where he meets contestants for first time

THE Bachelor is back for another season, with Clayton Echard taking his shot at finding love.

Echard was introduced to Bachelor Nation in Michelle Young's season of the Bachelorette which aired on October 19, 2021.

He will meet 31 women on night one in the two-hour season premiere.

Echard played for the Missouri Tigers in 2012 prior to being drafted for the National Football League four years later.

He has already spoken out about finding love on Season 26 of The Bachelor.

"I did find love," Echard said in an interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday, December 1.

"I was a little skeptical going into the whole journey, but I'm so pleasantly surprised that things worked out much different than I thought. Again, I'm just so excited to watch it back and have everyone else watch it as well."

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  • Jocelyn Cook

    Who was The Bachelorette?

    The Bachelorette Season 18 featured Michelle Young.

    On the Bachelorette finale, Michelle chose between Brandon and Nayte.

    Nayte and Michelle got engaged at the end of the season’s final episode.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Producers loved Echard

    Variety previously reported that Clayton had been tapped as the next Bachelor.

    Sources told the outlet that producers fell in love with Clayton and he rose to the top of the network’s shortlist for the show.

    After the network looked at a number of other men from Bachelor Nation to fill the leading role, Clayton was named the next Bachelor.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Who is hosting The Bachelor, continued

    This won't be Palmer's first time hosting an ABC show as he hosted the network’s series The Proposal. 

    Ahead of the season, Palmer posted a picture of Echard and himself.

    He wrote: “Getting ready for tomorrow’s Rose Parade with my guy @claytonechard.

    “Obviously we’ve been practicing our pose symmetry… #WereOnAFloat”

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Who is hosting The Bachelor?

    Jesse Palmer will be hosting season 26 of The Bachelor for the first time.

    He is a former NFL quarterback and worked as a college football analyst for ESPN.

    Plus, he was the lead of The Bachelor season five.

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