'Bachelorette' contestant gets kicked out before the first rose ceremony

Love was in the air on the season premiere of The Bachelorette. Becca is back, and this time she was in control as she greeted a slew of gentleman callers. There was a guy in a chicken costume, a guy who jumped out of the back of a hearse and told Becca, “When I heard you were the Bachelorette, I literally died,” to a former Harlem Globetrotter who dunked over her. But one stood out.

When Jake got out of the limo, Becca immediately recognized him. They had apparently hung out a few times in Minneapolis, where Becca lives. At first, she was like, what a small world! But as she considered that Jake didn’t try to date her until she was on a dating show, she was like, is he here for the wrong reasons? So she grabbed Jake for a quick chat.

Becca brought up the fact that they had hung out a few times and nothing happened. Jake didn’t seem to remember things that way. “I remember meeting you at the Christmas party,” Jake told her. When Becca told that they had met a few times before that, he replied, “I honest to God don’t remember that. Anyway, I hope you don’t hold that against me.”

Becca evidently did hold it against him, because she sent him home. Jake shared his frustration on his way out, saying, “I believe in love. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe in love. Ask anybody who knows me. I’m one of the most romantic f***ing people there is!”

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of The Bachelorette for free on Yahoo View.

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