Clare also addressed the criticism from Bachelor Nation, many of whom felt that the group of men who were originally cast were too young to date the hairdresser, who turned 39 in March. "There were definitely a lot of emotions," Crawley, 39, who was set to start filming her season in March before COVID-19 led to a shutdown of production, tells PEOPLE. Ya know, considering Clare is 38 and the average age of her guys is...like...25. "It was definitely a long anticipation for the first night," Clare continued, before adding that the extra-long wait to meet her men just made it even more exciting when she actually came face to face with her contestants. The thing is, Clare has already began filming. got a lot of backlash for skewing pretttttty young. Bachelorette Clare Crawley Says Pandemic Allowed Production to Recast ‘More Appropriate’ Men this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. There’s a reason why Clare Crawley‘s Bachelorette contestants might have to be recast.. Subscriber ", RELATED: Bachelorette Clare Crawley Says Her Season Will Have ‘Surprises’: ‘I Had to Follow My Heart’, Ultimately, "the ones that wanted to be there after the hoops they had to jump through, that was what I was looking for.". We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we love. So we were able to hone in on what everybody was looking for. It went both ways. Dogs aren't often invited on The Bachelor, but then again, rumor has it nothing about Clare's season will be typical. Been on the phone for the last 2 hrs digging,” he wrote. Clare Crawley knows what you want and she’s not going to give it to you. Get push notifications with news, features and more. "There was no physical touch, no contact and no face to face. Clare Crawley thinks there were a lot of "pros" to her 'Bachelorette' season being delayed, including that it allowed producers to cast better men for her. Rumors are circling that Clare star might have been fired from the show. "The chances are, for everybody to be able to put their life on hold and come back again is very slim. Clare Crawley’s upcoming season of The Bachelorette has been postponed because of coronavirus, and a lot of fans think the show should take a moment to cast new contestants. First, it was casting Matt James as the first Black Bachelor and now it might be recasting Clare Crawley on The Bachelorette. They were all amazing. Bachelorette Clare Crawley Says Pandemic Allowed Production to Recast ‘More Appropriate’ Men this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.