Clare Crawley Is ‘Really Down’ Amid Changes on ‘The Bachelorette’

first_imgPappas continued, “On most days, she’s feeling really down about the things that people are saying about her online and the editing of the show. So, actually, the girls and I — we all sent her some flowers today just to let her know that we love her and this is a blip. This will all be done, you know? Whatever the outcome is tomorrow night, she’s going to walk away and she’s gonna be able to move on and hopefully have someone that she genuinely loves and can be with and people will forget about this. They’ll move on.”The former Bachelor contestant said that she has been “trying to reach out” to Crawley, 39, on a “daily basis” to make sure she’s doing OK. “I’m trying to be a cheerleader, because I feel like she has so many cards stacked against her,” Pappas added.Crawley has experienced major roadblocks throughout her Bachelorette journey. After being announced as the leading lady in March, production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after filming began in July at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California, Us Weekly confirmed that she was leaving the show after believing she had found The One within two weeks. ABC then called in Tayshia Adams as a replacement.Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette ChangesClare Crawley ABC/Maarten de Boer- Advertisement – This week’s episode of The Bachelorette will air on ABC Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants As her season has unfolded on TV, Crawley faced an awkward interaction with now-eliminated contestant Zack Johnson on their one-on-one date, during which he aggressively tried to kiss her repeatedly. She was also brutally slammed by now-cut suitor Yosef Aborady, who said that he “expected more from the oldest Bachelorette” following her strip dodgeball group date. Additionally, she quickly fell for contestant Dale Moss, and their connection sparked dissatisfaction among the other remaining menIn a sneak peek for the Thursday, November 5, episode, the Bachelor Winter Games alum breaks down in tears during a conversation with host Chris Harrison, who tells her that “the path we’re on right now, it doesn’t end well for anybody.” Teasing what is next at the clip’s end, Adams, 30, is revealed to be the next Bachelorette as she steps out of a pool.Deanna Stagliano Pappas Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette Changes CastABC/Craig SjodinCrawley’s ex-fiancé, Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, recently suggested that it likely wasn’t entirely her choice to exit the show early. “So I think, like, ultimately it was production that came at her and said, ‘You know what, Clare, I feel like you’re not giving it a fair chance. You’re really into Dale, so we want you to be happy,’” the Canada native, 33, said on the “Almost Famous” podcast on October 30. “And they had, like, a common agreement on her maybe leaving the show, but I feel like it wasn’t her ultimate decision.”- Advertisement – A tough go of it. Former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas revealed how her pal Clare Crawley has been coping with the changes during her season of the ABC spinoff.“I think anybody who’s been on the show … [knows that] it is hard. She’s just been put through the ringer, and the things that people are saying about her and about her life and stuff online can just be really hurtful,” the season 4 Bachelorette, 38, said on Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti’s “Almost Famous” podcast on Monday, November 2. “I just feel bad for her because, I feel like in a period of time where this should be really joyful for her and this should be a really great experience and probably one of the most exciting things that she will go through, it has not been that for her.”Deanna Stagliano Pappas Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette ChangesABC; Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Kristoff wins stage one as Pinot crashes

first_imgBy Julien PretotNICE, France (Reuters) – Alexander Kristoff won the opening stage of the Tour de France while Thibaut Pinot, who is hoping to end the home nation’s 35-year wait for a local champion, was one of several riders to take a tumble during a rain-hit ride yesterday.Norway’s Kristoff outsprinted Danish world champion Mads Pedersen after 156 km around Nice. Pinot trailed by some distance but was credited with the same time as the winner since the massive crash occurred within three kilometres of the finish line on the Promenade des Anglais.“For the moment he’s fine, but you always need to wait a few days to see if there have been consequences or not,” Pinot’s sports director at Groupama-FDJ, Philippe Mauduit, told Reuters.Dutchman Cees Bol finished third. Colombian Nairo Quintana, twice a Tour runner-up, fell earlier while Pavel Sivakov, one of defending champion Egan Bernal’s key lieutenants, hit the ground twice.Pre-stage favourites Sam Bennett, Caleb Ewan and Giacomo Nizzolo also crashed on slippery roads as rain wreaked havoc during the stage.Organisers postponed the start of the Tour de France by several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. STRICT RULES The race got off to an eventful start as rain made the roads extremely slippery.“There must have been 100 riders crashing. Everyone struggles, everyone got scared,” said Pinot’s teammate Valentin Madouas.“It was like an ice rink.”The multiple incidents had prompted the Jumbo Visma team to ask the peloton to take it slow in a descent, but Astana refused to take the foot off the gas pedal. Their decision backfired, however, as their team leader Miguel Angel Lopez aquaplaned head first into a road sign. The Colombian got back on his bike.In another descent, Primoz Roglic’s team mate George Bennett also crashed, meaning riders from the top two teams – Jumbo Visma and Ineos Grenadiers – were nursing bruises after the first day.Pinot, who is considered one of the title contenders behind favourites Roglic and Bernal, sustained bruises on his leg and shoulder. The race started in front of scarce crowds in central Nice amid fears of a coronavirus second wave as the number of daily cases has been rising within France at an alarming rate in recent weeks.Riders and their staff are part of a race bubble in order to minimise risks of infections and French health authorities yesterday imposed stricter regulations in the event of coronavirus cases. They ruled that a team should be withdrawn if two or more of its members – including riders and support staff – tested positive within seven days, race organisers said yesterday.Riders, however, put on a brave face.“I think nobody imagined 2020 to be like this. But we have to go through this for the good of everyone and the fact that the Tour is starting is already a good thing,” triple world champion Peter Sagan told reporters.last_img read more