Why Fans Are Upset Zach Shallcross Is The Bachelor Lead

Zach Shallcross was recently announced as the new lead for The Bachelor season 27; however, many fans are not happy with the choice. Viewers met Zach when he vied for Rachel Recchia's heart in The Bachelorette season 19, which she co-led with Gabby Windey. He made it to the final three men for Rachel before he walked away from the competition after the fantasy suite.

Zach, who was set up as The Bachelor, left voluntarily later in the season as he felt he and Rachel didn't have strong chemistry. Now, Zach will get another opportunity to find love, this time as The Bachelor. While viewers didn't dislike Zach, they were shocked he was announced as the new male lead over many other options.


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After Zach was named the new Bachelor, the reaction on Twitter was mostly negative. One viewer on Twitter said (@avataylor56) Zach was going to be "boring," despite thinking that he "seems nice." They believed Zach wouldn't be memorable enough to make a good Bachelor season. ABC fan @bachelorbtch via Twitter shared a photo of Kayne West looking disappointed, which is likely how they felt when The Bachelor's Zach, who won't get married too young, was announced as the lead following The Bachelorette finale.

Fans Think Zach Is Too Boring To Be The Bachelor

Despite this, Zach's journey kicked off during the "After The Final Rose" episode special of The Bachelorette over two weeks ago. While many viewers feel that Zach will be a dull lead, some have hope for the season as the women that were introduced seem intriguing. However, fans are waiting for the new season to start in January 2023 to give their real thoughts on Zach's The Bachelor season.

Zach's journey on The Bachelor has begun, and with filming to commence shortly, viewers will have a lot to look forward to when the season premieres on Monday, January 23, 2023. The 32 potential women competing for his heart have been released (not confirmed by ABC), but only a select few of those women will make the cut. For now, viewers can tune into Bachelor In Paradise, and its contestants, to get their Bachelor Nation fix. With many Bachelor Nation favorites searching for love on BIP while on the beach in Mexico, drama is bound to happen. Viewers can catch all the action when BIP premieres on September 27.