Clayton Echard is ‘Bracing Himself’ for Backlash after Fantasy Suites Episode

After the Hometown dates, Clayton Echard is now facing the pressure and bracing himself for all the backlash over the fantasy suite dates.

Clayton Echard opens up about his every move being scrutinized and  critiqued on The Bachelor

Sources told E! News that “Clayton is really struggling with the criticism he has taken for the decisions he has made on the show.” 

They continued, “As viewers gear up for hometown dates on The Bachelor, a source tells E! News that Clayton is concerned about how fans will react to this season’s ending.”

He now “knows things could get worse…over the next few weeks as fantasy suites come into play.” Because the fantasy suites have always been a source of controversy on the series.”

Clayton Echard opens up about The Bachelor season regrets, admits he did  some things 'wrong'

“The Bachelor does indeed fall in love with multiple women,” the source shares, “and many hearts are broken in ways we have really never seen before.”

“Clayton is so concerned with how things will play out that he even reached out to former Bachelors Matt James and Nick Viall for their advice and support.”

Bachelor Clayton Echard's Final 4 Contestants: See Spoilers

Jesse Palmer previously told E! News that’d he’d never seen things unfold this way on the show before.

“Viewers at home will see things this season that they’ve never seen in 20 years having watched The Bachelor,” Jesse explained. “Sometimes those decisions to a lot of people at home may feel like they’re sort of straying off the beaten path. It’s not as formulaic as what we’ve seen in recent seasons, but I think that’s a little bit refreshing about him.”

Jesse Palmer Seemingly Confirms Clayton Echard Is Season 26 Bachelor