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The Bachelor finale: Joey gets engaged in bombshell finale as next Bachelorette announced

Daisy Kent and Kelsey Anderson are Joey Graziadei’s finalists on season 28 of ‘The Bachelor’

Tom Murray
Tuesday 26 March 2024 16:11 GMT
The Bachelor Finale Teaser

The 28th season of The Bachelor reached its dramatic conclusion on Monday (25 March).

The latest season of the ABC reality show saw theatrical exits, vicious feuds, injuries and no shortage of heartbreak.

In the final episode, 28-year-old Joey Graziedei got engaged after one of his finalists chose to self-eliminate in a groundbreaking series first.

Daisy Kent and Kelsey Anderson, both 25, were the final two contestants after Joey whittled it down from 32 women.

In the end, it was Kelsey who received the final rose, telling Joey: “I don’t know if I’ve ever been so happy in my life.”

Explaining her decision to self-eliminate in the live “After the Final Rose” show, Daisy said: “Walking away was really hard, but sometimes the hard thing is the best thing.”

Later in the show, 26-year-old doctor’s assistant Jenn Trann was named as the next Bachelorette.

“I’m looking for someone who has a really big personality,” she said. “I’m all about having fun, I’m all about having that cheeky banter.”

The new season will premiere this summer on ABC.

How to watch tonight’s finale

The Bachelor finale will air in its regular Monday night slot at 8pm ET/PT.

For fans who have access to cable, you’ll be able to tune in live on ABC. You can also stream the show live through a variety of TV streamers such as DirecTV Stream, Sling TV, Fubo TV and Hulu + Live TV.

For those who don’t have those subscriptions, episodes are available to stream on Hulu the next day.

The series sadly will not be streaming immediately in the UK. British viewers may use a VPN to access ABC via the Hulu + Live TV app.

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How to watch The Bachelor season 28 finale

Daisy Kent and Kelsey Anderson are Joey Graziedei’s final two

Tom Murray25 March 2024 19:34

Spoilers: Does Joey get engaged at the end of the show?

Warning potential spoilers of The Bachelor season 28 to follow. Continue at your own risk.

The Bachelor spoilers: Does Joey get engaged at the end of series finale?

A popular reality blogger ‘revealed’ the result in February

Tom Murray25 March 2024 19:55

Watch: Joey Graziadei gets emotional in season finale teaser

The Bachelor Finale Teaser
Tom Murray25 March 2024 20:25

The Bachelor star reveals she was hospitalised during filming

Ex-contestant Lexi has revealed that she was sent to hospital while shooting to treat an ovarian cyst that had burst.

The 30-year-old digital strategist from Atlanta, Georgia, opened up to Joey during the show about living with endometriosis – a disease in which uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus. It often causes severe pelvic pain and can make it more difficult to get pregnant.

“I actually ended up going to the UCLA hospital while I was on the show,” Lexi recently told People.

“I had an ovarian cyst burst because I froze my eggs two weeks before going on the show. And so my ovaries were so enlarged from all the hormones that they hadn’t come back down yet.”

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The Bachelor star reveals she was hospitalised during filming

The 30-year-old digital strategist from Atlanta self-eliminated in episode six

Tom Murray25 March 2024 20:55

Who has Joey sent home so far?

The Bachelor season 28 made history as it welcomed 32 women to the mansion – the most of any season.

However, following the season premiere on 22 January, that number has quickly declined.

See all the women who left broken-hearted here:

Who has Joey sent home on The Bachelor season 28?

Joey Graziadei started with 32 women vying for his heart, but that number is quickly dropping

Tom Murray25 March 2024 21:24

How long is The Bachelor finale tonight?

The Bachelor finale will be a bumper three-hour instalment as it includes an “After the Final Rose” special during which the next Bachelorette could be revealed.

Tom Murray25 March 2024 21:55

Bachelor fans accuse producers of ‘sabotaging’ Rachel

During the fantasy suites episode, fans accused the show’s producers of “sabotaging” Rachel’s chances with Joey by sending her on a “dangerous” date that landed her in hospital.

Joey and Rachel went to a cenote where the two jumped off elevated wooden platforms into a deep body of groundwater.

Rachel landed on her face and had to go to hospital to assess her injuries. Later that night, Rachel told Joey: “I’m still upset about today, I think I still feel bad that I ruined the day because you had the whole day planned, and I was waiting all week for it.”

“Rachel, girl, you didn’t ruin the date,” a fan tweeted, adding: “The Producers put you in a dangerous position and you got hurt during something dangerous. No apologies.”

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Tom Murray25 March 2024 23:03

The final is about to begin...

We’re just minutes away from the final, folks. Who are you rooting for? Thanks for joining The Independent as we watch along and bring you all the highlights and biggest reactions to the grand finale.

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Tom Murray25 March 2024 23:56

The tears have already started

WHAT is going to happen??? Why is Joey in tears!? Will Bachelor Nation ever recover if Joey is left broken-hearted?

Host Jesse Palmer teases that what happens with the Bachelor has “never happened before”.

Tom Murray26 March 2024 00:03

Fans demand Maria for the next Bachelorette

Fans are desperate for The Bachelor favourite Maria to be announced as the next Bachelorette during tonight’s episode. The star of the female-fronted version of the show is often announced during the live finale of The Bachelor.

Will it be Maria...

Tom Murray26 March 2024 00:21

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