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Clare Crawley Announces 'The Bachelorette' Has Suspended Filming Due to Coronavirus

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By Natalie Hunter

Clare Crawley is focused on both finding love and staying healthy. She announced on Instagram that filming of her upcoming season of 'The Bachelorette' has been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus. The production team was initially worried about the show's notorious international trips. Now that filming is suspended, those trips may be saved. ABC announced that in addition to 'The Bachelorette,' over 70 other TV shows have suspended filming due to the virus. Plenty of other networks like NBCUniversal are doing the same

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Clare made the announcement on Instagram. She posted a picture of she and Chris Harrison after she appeared during 'The Bachelor' finale.

"Well hello! Talk about most dramatic season ever!" Clare wrote in the captions. "In all seriousness, Everyone’s health is the most important priority at this time, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, we are pressing pause for now on filming The Bachelorette. 🌹 We are taking it day by day and even hour by hour as this is so unpredictable."

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"All I know for sure is that my heart is so full from all the love and support this far, and am still so excited for my journey to begin! I’ve waited 38 years for these moments, what’s a little bit longer, right! 😉❤️xoxo," she added.

Clare is one of the most experienced bachelorettes. She competed on Juan Pablo's season of 'The Bachelor.' She made it to the final two but ultimately told him off after he dumped her instead of proposing.

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Warner Bros. Television group is responsible for the suspending of 'The Bachelorette' filming. Warner Bros broke the news to ABC Network it was suspending the filming of 'The Bachelorette' and over 70 of its other current productions.

“With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin," a representative for the production company told ABC.

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"The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based,” the representative continued.

In addition to TV networks, film production companies also have suspended the filming of and premieres of new movies. Broadway has also closed down its doors until April 12th the earliest.

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