After last night’s episode of The Bachelor: The Women Tell All, there’s only one question on our mind: Where on earth was Kelley Flanagan?
As it turns out, the 27-year-old contestant wasn’t invited to the reunion special. Famed TV blogger Reality Steve announced the news a few days before the Women Tell All aired on ABC, claiming that Kelley had been telling people about her invite (or lack thereof).
“Word broke yesterday that Kelley told people she wasn’t invited to the WTA. This is true,” he wrote on Twitter. “Why? I have no idea. But if you finished 5th & you were popular on the season, & you don’t get invited to WTA, it means they didn’t like her. No other reason. Not sure why Natasha wasn’t.”
Reality Steve is referring to Natasha Parker, who was also MIA from the Women Tell All. Although we don’t know if it was due to a conflict or lack of invite, Kelley’s absence is slightly more meaningful as someone who made it to the final five. In fact, there’s only one logical explanation for her non-invite: ABC didn’t want her there.
Even Reality Steve thinks the entire thing is bonkers, adding, “But basically Kelley wasn’t invited which 1) is kinda bulls*** 2) doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense 3) isn’t addressed at the WTA and 4) pretty much kills any chance of her being the Bachelorette.”
We already know that Clare Crawley (not Kelley) will lead season 16 of The Bachelorette. Still, we feel like we deserve some sort of explanation.