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Cade Cunningham and the Rookie of the Year hunt and which college star will join him on next season's Pistons roster get us going in this... (Author: Gardener)

WEDNESDAY, March 9thDETROIT, MI - MARCH 7: Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons walks off after the game against the Atlanta Hawks on March 7, 2022 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) Cade Cunningham and the Rookie of the Year chase and which college star will join him in next season's Pistons roster brings us to the this week's issue of Pistons for running mailbag. Langlois: If he strings together a string of games like he's had so far in March - he's averaging 22.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals in four games, which is quite a limit, let alone for a rookie – it will make it incredibly interesting. Evan Mobley built a pretty big lead early on, and the fact that he was instrumental in Cleveland being the surprise team of the NBA season still puts him at the front of the pack. In the long run, of course, it won't affect where Cunningham's career goes or how far he takes the Pistons. But it's always nice to win trophies. Phil (Auburn Hills, Mich.): Any chance of Saben Lee, Luka Garza, Jamorko Pickett and Chris Smith seeing the NBA floor? Also, shouldn't we try to rate these players now instead of next season when we might actually be playing against competitors? Langlois: Yes, they will get a chance. It could be the last week or 10 days of the season, something like that, but Dwane Casey mentioned it a few times. Finally, let's try to get Pickett and Smith up to see where they are in these last few games. I think they're pretty sure where Lee and Garza are based on Lee's 407 minutes played and Garza's 340 minutes this season, plus the year they had with Lee last season. Pickett and Smith on bilateral deals is another matter. Again, I'm not exactly expecting to see Pickett or Smith this week or next. They have 17 games left and it feels like they've only really put their team in one place recently and in the eight games since beating Boston on the eve of the All-Star break, which may be the first game was, won 6-2 All season, not only did they have Cade Cunningham, Jerami Grant and Kelly Olynyk available, they also failed to recover from injury or illness. There's significant value in being competitive and learning what the final five minutes of tight games look like against quality opponents and that's the experience they're gaining now. But the last handful of games, yes, I would expect a little more experimentation. Old Flannel (@TheOldFlannel): I expect the Pistons to lose a top 3 draft pick — and all my hopes and dreams for 2023-24 in that process. Langlois: As there is no sarcasm font on Twitter , I can only assume your tongue was firmly planted in your cheek as you wrote. Now they are showing some clear signs of progress and promise as much of the impetus for the recent surge has been the play of Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart making their move and there is hand wringing over winning too much and a to jeopardize top 4 pick. (Remember that the new lottery, with its flattened odds, now determines the top four picks, as opposed to the top three it once determined.) Langlois: How healthy they stay will go a long way in determining whether yours intuition is confirmed. You can't lose key players like Jerami Grant and Kelly Olynyk for a third or more of the season and not feel the impact when you're a team with so little veteran influence and so many players in the early stages of their NBA timelines. But yes, Cade Cunningham will be a thousand times better prepared to lead an NBA team's offense next season than he was this season, given the preseason ankle injury that affected his ability to spread his wings the way we did understand him now, clearly disabled can. The overwhelming significance of the 2021-22 season for the Pistons is that they got it absolutely right by picking No. 1 Cunningham. Cunningham has displayed these qualities while still learning about the league's staff and the ins and outs of the professional game. Surround him now with teammates who are also growing up and figuring it out, bring in some more talent with another lottery pick and maybe an Impact veteran through trade or free agency made possible by an enviable cap situation, and the possibilities are intriguing . Troy Weaver has shown both determination and patience so far, so I don't think he'll make a move to bag the Pistons this offseason unless it's a clear long-term win. That's another way of saying he might wait another off-season for a bolder move, but regardless of what happens on that front, it's fair to say expectations are higher for the start of the 2022-23 season be considered this season. Langlois: It's a bruised bone in my right knee. Stewart will take a week to recover and then be re-evaluated. Bone bruises are painful, but that was about the best possible result considering how things looked in the second quarter on Monday as he struggled to hobble onto the bench and into the dressing room immediately after rolling up. While the Pistons are playing cautiously and giving Stewart most of the rest of the season to recuperate -- with 17 games remaining in the next 33 days -- the bottom line shouldn't be an impact on his offseason if he ' I will again have an ambitious program to come back as a better player. Stewart was averaging 9.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in his last 16 games before Monday's injury, and the eye test showed the Pistons were mostly a better team with him on the ground. Dodging a bullet with a long-term injury was very welcome news for their 20-year-old center, who is loved by teammates, coaches and staff. Langlois: Not decided yet is the simple answer. Now is the time to gather as much information and impressions as possible, then sort them by the end of college season and drill down during the pre-draft evaluation process. A team's individual board may differ slightly or significantly from the consensus, and each team will have a player they like more than the collective opinion. But pretty much every team will have the familiar names you see — Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivy — somewhere in the top five, six, seven or ten. Pistons Rebuild 2.22 (@GMwanttobe): Best available shooting guard as we move down the lottery odds on the big three? Langlois: Purdue's Jaden Ivy is widely regarded as the best guard available. You'll get differing opinions on this, but when it comes to the Pistons, the presence of Cade Cunningham will make most prospects' pairing fairly easy. Cunningham's size and versatility give Troy Weaver great latitude to build a roster and Dwane Casey the flexibility to mix and match lineups. He doesn't make many 3-point shots (less than a quarter of his attempts) and he doesn't shoot them very well (33 percent). Everyone is wondering whether or not Kentucky's Shaedon Sharpe, who hasn't played at all this season and won't, will enter the NBA draft. It would be unusual for a proposed top-10 pick to return to college, but so far Kentucky and Sharpe say that's the plan. If your question implies that the Pistons will target a shooting guard if they can't pick one of the big three men expected to leave early - Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith and Paolo Banchero - I don't think so Troy Weaver thinks so. @liamgunny/IG: Given a choice, which position would you ideally draft for - center, power forward, small forward, shooting guard, or point guard? This is especially true for a team in the relatively early stages of a rebuild, and doubly so for a team making high to medium lottery picks. The mission is to get your predicted player to have the greatest impact over the course of their career - or at least over the course of the first five years, which is the rookie contract term. Specifically for the Pistons, the presence of Cade Cunningham - as I detailed above - gives them real rostering flexibility. Take the best player, regardless of his position knowing they would all be working with the current young core. I think Holmgren could be the biggest joker - the tallest ceiling with his slim stature giving him some chance of not getting traction to reach it. Smith could have the highest floor as a shot punch like he has on a 6ft 10 sports frame makes it pretty hard to go wrong. I'm pretty sure if Troy Weaver could be guaranteed the #3 pick in the June draft, he'd be sleeping pretty well until then. Yeah, Buddy (@Meeeshigan): Assuming Troy Weaver wants to re-sign Marvin Bagley, does $8-10 million for a couple of years sound about right with a few exceptions? Langlois: The median exception for next season is estimated at $10.3 million. Relevant because deals are usually made when walking through. On the surface, the Pistons have motivation to quickly strike a deal with Bagley to get a cheaper number on their cap sheet than his cap hold, which is suitably high given his status as a former No. 2 overall pick. Bagley's reality is that there are very few cap-ranked teams this offseason, so the MLE is the tool that would be most readily available to interested teams. The MLE seems like at least a good starting point for two sides with room to go either way. Bagley is 22 despite being a four-year veteran, he's an athletic big man whose traditional scoring stats - goals and rebounds - are pretty impressive, and he's expressed his gratitude to the Pistons for chasing him and getting him out of one situation that had proved tiring for him. Troy Weaver and Dwane Casey have been pretty transparent about Bagley's potential. So I'm not sure where that number will come in, but I'm betting that the Pistons and Bagley will find a mutually acceptable number fairly quickly once free agency opens. @twerks_for_jesus/IG: Do you think Bagley is giving the Pistons that part to move them forward? Langlois: I would say at least “one” piece. Bagley brings a mix of size and athleticism to the Pistons that they lacked, and we're already seeing its impact with the lob threat he offers. There are a lot of factors that go into the Pistons when they see their pointing average up about eight points a game over the past eight games, but Bagley has been a part of it. He makes them better now and gives them an increased chance of significant improvement in the future. The trick is figuring out the right value in a long-term contract offer this summer.

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Your daily horoscope for Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Midweek motivation. (Author: Gardener)

dailyWith the week halfway through and only halfway to go, it's time to use the stars for a quick boost in the middle. A strong focus on a private and spiritual realm offers an opportunity to reflect on life and your future. With three planets in Pisces, you'll find it easier to talk about your feelings. And as Mercury moves into this zone, you will become aware of your mindset and whether it is helping you. Here's everything you need to know about being an Aries. Your social life might shine even brighter as of today, as articulated Mercury urges you to enjoy some downtime. You may be interested in making new friends and moving in circles that could be related to one of your passions. Here's everything you need to know about being a Taurus. You will continue to be in demand and nurture everything that is great about you. With a lively lineup in your Ambition Sector, the desire to get ahead can push you to try harder. Don't be afraid to connect with those who can help you on your journey. Here's everything you need to know about being twins. If aspects of your life remain intense, then lively Mercury's movement into your travel sector and wide horizons could allow you to see the bigger picture. An optimistic focus on this zone can open up new opportunities for you to plan with enthusiasm for the long term. Here's everything you need to know about being a Cancer. If others notice that you're not saying much, it could be because you're on a journey to locate and release emotional blocks. Here's everything you need to know about life as a lion. As Mercury invades your relationship zone, you may be ready to try again. This time, you might find it easier to understand where they're coming from and why you've been struggling. Here's everything you need to know about being a Virgo. The presence of Mercury in Pisces could encourage you to take on more work. Fancy a wholesome diet? Cooking nourishing recipes or trying out diet plans can help increase energy levels. This is a good time to improve a skill or learn a new one. Here's everything you need to know about living as a Libra. A desire to express yourself and unleash your talents could inspire your entrepreneurial side. As wise Mercury transitions into Pisces, inspiration and imagination can make you eager to try new things. You will find it easier to adjust to the opinions of others. Here's everything you need to know about being a Scorpio. Are you fighting the desire to enjoy some me-time? When Mercury enters Pisces and your home zone, it inspires you to get organized, so take advantage of this. Here's everything you need to know about the presence of a Sagittarius-Mercury in your communication area to put it right. Once you can clearly see where you are going, getting there will be much easier. Here's everything you need to know about being a Capricorn. When Mercury Mercury enters Pisces and your money zone, they will be eager to collect the numbers associated with your money for you. When you're ready, it will help you feel more in control and plan ahead. Here's everything you need to know about being an Aquarius. As Mercury moves into your sign, you will be more willing to try. If you want to solve a problem, find the right person and utter these charming words. Here's everything you need to know about being a Pisces. Your daily Metro.co.uk horoscope is here every morning, seven days a week (yes, weekends too!). To check your forecast, visit our dedicated horoscope page. To order your unique personal horoscope based on your birth time, date and place visit patrickarundell.com

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Wednesday Football Tips Betfair Cheat Sheet

Get the best bets on Wednesday's action in a big Champions League night with Man City v Sporting and Real Madrid v PSG in the second leg (Author: Gardener)

WednesdayMan City demolished Sporting Lisbon in the first leg but our previewer believes the Portuguese side can score at Etihad. Jamie Pacheco says: “There's no shame in looking back on losing bets. Before the first leg I tipped both teams to score and the truth is Sporting probably should have scored.” A reminder that their not scoring was the first time in 27 games they hadn't goal and they have scored in each of their five games since then. “I think they can do what they couldn't do at home and get one here considering City have come up against Tottenham (2-3) and Man Utd (4-4) in each of their last two home games in the league. 1) conceded a goal ). "Both teams' goal is a very decent 2.447/5 but I think we can do even better. "They might get one but City should win anyway and with Guardiola unlikely to play his best men in the Storm is playing, I don't think there will be a bloodbath. In a strange game that's hard to predict, that looks like the bet." Dan Fitch also anticipates a comfortable night for City as he recommends the first of two Champions League Bet Builder bets on Wednesday... Dan says : "Even with Manchester City weakened, it's hard to see Sporting finding the motivation to really compete when a comeback is all but impossible. Sporting beat Arouca 2-0 at home at the weekend which puts them second in the Primeira Liga table, six points behind leaders Porto. "City should win this game so we have to" I start assisting them at 1/8 and add over 2.5 goals at 2/5 which has landed in six of their seven Champions League games. In six of City's last seven home games, goals have been scored in both halves, which is available at 4/11. “Sterling looks set to start the game and there are all sorts of options we could take to include him which would further increase the odds. The most cautious punt is Sterling having just one or more shots on target at a cost of 1/6. The tie is yet to come, the French lead 1-0 while PSG travel to the Bernabeu in the second leg to face Real Madrid. .. They showed an organised, committed and coherent performance and pressed for much of the game a Real Madrid side who - perhaps influenced by the abolition of the away goals rule - were more defensive than usual. But Real will have to attack at some point this time: They must hit at least once or they are out of contention. This necessary approach will eventually give Paris a clear view of Real Madrid's goal. Dan talks about French strikers on both sides as he recommends his second bet on the Champions League Bet Builder on Wednesday for PSG in the Spanish capital... Dan says: "Madr id won each of their three games after losing to PSG and on Celebrated a 4-1 home win over four closest rivals Real Sociedad at the weekend."Karim Benzema has scored in all three games and will be the man Madrid will rely on in their comeback. The French forward has scored five goals in six Champions League games this season while averaging four shots per game." We'll start the bet builder with Benzema to have two or more shots on target on 8/11 have.His France international teammate Mbappe was the star of the first game and has 1/6 to have a shot or more on target."With only one goal scored in the second half see less than 4.5 goals at 2/11 as safe Bet out We also have a Europa League tie between Real Betis and Eintracht Frankfurt Paul Higham has picked a bet builder to follow... "Frankfurt's Croatian midfielder Kristijan Jakic has been booked seven times this season, including twice in his last three games." He came back from suspension for his last game and came out unscathed, but in the atmosphere of this Europa League game he's a prime candidate to pick h er to be booked. "For the hosts, you have to look at Guido Rodriguez after his 10 bookings this season for Betis. "Rodriguez was booked in both his last Europa League game and in the Sevilla derby against Sevilla, so he showed he could play in the bigger games can let the opportunity sink in."

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A former "Bachelorette" star says many of the contestants are rich girls "funded by their parents."

Desiree Hartsock — who was "The Bachelorette" in 2013 — wouldn't go on the show today because she "would be picked because she didn't have the right clothes." (Author: Gardener)

The BacheloretteFormer "Bachelorette" star Desiree Hartsock told Insider that she would never appear in the franchise the way she is today. Craig Sjodin/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images * Desiree Hartsock was "The Bachelorette" in 2013, but told Insiders she wouldn't be appearing on the show today. * Hartsock believes she "would be picked because she didn't have the right clothes, the right makeup, the right look." * Recent 'Bachelor' contestants have revealed they'll shell out up to $8,000 to appear in the franchise. Desiree Hartsock remains one of "The Bachelorette's" few enduring success stories, having found love with its 2013 winner, Chris Siegfried, on the show. But Hartsock told Insider that she wasn't going to "The Bachelorette" today because of the pressure to look and dress a certain way to fit in with the other attendees. "Because you know then you'd be singled out because you don't have the right clothes, the right makeup, the right look — and that's pretty unfortunate, to be honest." Hartsock with her winner, Chris Siegfried, in 2013 Francisco Roman/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images When Hartsock signed on for Sean Lowe's season of "The Bachelor," which aired in 2013, she had huge credit card debt and couldn't afford to buy a new dress for the very first night, an experience , which she describes in her memoir The Road to Roses. Hartsock, who now works as a wedding dress designer, describes how she packed all the clothes she owned — some sundresses and "work pants from the sales department of Ross Dress For Less and Marshalls" — into a large holdall for the show. She also worked tirelessly to sew her own first night gown, writing that she felt "like Cinderella getting ready to go to the prom — only without seamstress mice and bird friends to help." Hartsock via Sean Lowe's season of "The Bachelor" in 2013. Rick Rowell/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images Hartsock, who notes that nothing is provided to the show's contestants, also describes how she used drugstore makeup worth Bought $20 before setting out on the famous "Bachelor" mansion. The future 'Bachelorette' star told Insider that she was confident as she stepped out of the limousine to meet Lowe in her handmade dress, even if it looked a little different from everyone else's dresses. "I've always wanted to design clothes, and having the opportunity to design my own was once in a lifetime," she said. "It didn't bother me as I stepped out and my dress was a little bit different, not as glamorous or sparkly. With the rise of social media and many Bachelor Nation grads now working as Instagram influencers, the authenticity of the Show changed — which is one of the reasons she doesn't think she could appear in the franchise today. "You don't get paid on the show as a contestant," she said. Previous contestants have been open about how much they spent appearing on the show, with figures ranging from $1,800 to $8,000 in recent years. Current "Bachelor" star Clayton Echard with his contestants. Daria Rose, who appeared on the final season of The Bachelor, told Insider that she spent about $4,400 on dresses, shoes, makeup and hair to meet Clayton Echard. Hartsock believes one of them There are so few successful couples from the "Bachelor" franchise that it can now bring so much "celebrity and fame to them," she told Insider.

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The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer says he would never "allow himself" to love 3 women

The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer reflected on Clayton Echard's journey. Here's what he said about never finding himself in Clayton's position. (Author: Gardener)

Jesse PalmerClayton Echard's season of The Bachelor is unlike any season before him. Now, as The Bachelor Fantasy Suites approaches, fans are wondering what's happening, as the promos show Echard telling his last three wives that he's in love with all of them. Host Jesse Palmer reflected on Echard's season so far and how the show's star fell in love with three women. Here's what Palmer said about how he would handle the situation. Before stepping in as host of The Bachelor, Jesse Palmer was the lead in 2004. Life & Style reports that Palmer chose Jessica Bowlin as his finalist, but they didn't get engaged. He hoped they could find themselves off the show and date without the pressure of an engagement. With Chris Harrison no longer a part of Bachelor Nation, Palmer stepped in to host Clayton Echard's season. He told Variety if he would be back as a host for more seasons after Echard. Clayton Echard found himself in the worst possible position when he joined The Bachelor Fantasy Suites. Susie Evans, Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey are Echard's three best wives - and the preview sees him telling all three he's in love with her. So what does Jesse Palmer think of Echard's situation? The host told Glamor he would not find himself in Clayton's position under any circumstances. "We know he's in love with all three women, which is still very difficult to understand," says Palmer. "When I was a bachelor, I was never anywhere near in that position. This is certainly not a place I think Clayton was expecting, but he's here and he needs to find his way around.” Palmer then said who he thinks the two best women are. "If I'd been someone watching up to this point, I'd say Susie and Rachel are probably a little further ahead than he is with Gabby, but it's hard to say because things change so quickly," added the moderator added. As Jesse Palmer follows Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor, fans want to know Palmer's relationship status. Is Jesse Palmer married in 2022? The two got engaged in 2019 after dating since 2017 and they had a wedding in June 2020. Daily Mail reports that they met while attending a group boxing class in New York City. "I was so in love, so in love with this woman and it only grew," Palmer told the Daily Mail. The Bachelor Fantasy Suites will air Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. RELATED: 'The Bachelor' star Rachel Recchia tells Susie Evans and Gabby Windey 'I'm really sorry, in advance' regarding fantasy suite date

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Clayton eliminates Susie after a tense battle over his intimacy with 2 other women

Clayton Echard and Susie Evans have a tense argument during their fantasy suite date on The Bachelor. (Author: Gardener)

ClaytonClayton Echard had his fantasy suite dates with his last three wives - Gabby Windey, Rachel Recchia and Susie Evans - on the March 8 episode of The Bachelor. At the beginning of the episode, Clayton admitted he was "in love" with Gabby and Rachel and said that he may already be "in love" with Susie. Clayton spent the night with Gabby and Rachel on their dates. The morning after his date with Rachel, he told her he was in love with her. In Gabby, he told her he was falling in love. This was something Susie feared even before their date, and she got emotional before their one-on-one meeting. If I find out that he's in love with other women or has become physically intimate with another woman, that would be devastating." Susie flatly said that if he told her that, she would have a "hard time moving forward with Clayton." he might see her at the end... but she also slept with another woman. Meanwhile, after his first two dates, Clayton was getting restless too. I just don't want to hurt anyone, but I wanted to fall in love, I just didn't want to fall in love with multiple people. During their date's dinner, Clayton told Susie that he was in love with her, leading her to question where he was with Gabby and Rachel and if he had slept with them. "There are things I feel like I can't compromise on," Susie told Clayton. "If I shared your love with someone else, I don't think I would feel comfortable." "The big thing I'm shocked about is that you said you should investigate the relationships," Clayton said. "I thought when we were talking it was you who said, 'I want you to explore and I don't want to end up being the standard, I want you to choose me for me.'" To your question too answer yes . And yes, I did express feelings to someone else about falling in love.” Susie told Clayton that she didn't want to give him an ultimatum about not sleeping with other women. Clayton told Susie he was "more in love" with her than anyone and asked her not to talk about it and not to walk away. Hearing that made things worse for Susie. "You have validated my ability to know that there are good men out there," Susie said through tears. "I've had some bad experiences, but it's a very big thing for me and I don't think I can get past those things. I just don't think I can.” “I'm sorry it turned out like this,” she said to Clayton. "I really want you to know that this was real to me. I know you don't want to hear anything at this point and I can tell you that at this point you probably hate me and I'm sincerely sorry for the pain I've caused you. I promise you every ounce of this was real and genuine and I really feel awful about how this turned out.

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Clayton Echard reveals 'I never thought this would happen' in response to shocking finale

'The Bachelor' Clayton Echard has some thoughts on what is happening in his season's shocking finale in regards to his time with the final three women. (Author: Gardener)

Clayton EchardThis season of The Bachelor, starring Clayton Echard, is coming to a close, and as it hits the home stretch with the remaining three women, it doesn't look like the dramatic moments are slowing down anytime soon. Clayton has handled all the backlash after the Women Tell All episode as well as could be expected, but even he's expecting more from fans in the coming weeks. In recently revealed spoilers from Reality Steve, the blogger hints that Clayton seems shaken by the end of the season. [Warning: This article contains spoilers from Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor.] Spoilers related to this season of The Bachelor starring Clayton Echard were few and far between. Normally, Reality Steve knows who received the last rose before the season started, but not this time. The reality blogger previously revealed that while he had his own ideas about how Clayton Echard's The Bachelor would play out, he couldn't confirm anything with certainty. After "Women Tell All," however, he felt more confident about sharing his knowledge. Ultra-reliable Instagram accounts that have never spoiled anything in their life officially reported that Clayton was dating Rachel. I have no idea why they reported this, I have no idea where that Rachel ending came from, and I was never told throughout the season that Rachel had anything to do with the ending (except for the first month or so, when I heard everyone's name without proof), so yeah, it's kinda funny to laugh about. Sorry," Reality Steve wrote. The blogger continued, "Not only did Susie not eliminate herself from the final 3, but she's doing something we've never seen in the show's 45 previous seasons: rejecting the lead man's proposal. So yes I would say the narrative will change this season now as this will be the new big talking point that everyone will be discussing," Reality Steve wrote. Fans of "The Bachelor" watched clips teasing the moment Clayton confesses to being intimate with two of the last three women. However, fans did not know the identity of the two women until recently. Regardless, it looks like Clayton's decision cost him his wife-to-be because Susie turned down his proposal. After confessing his feelings, Susie explained that there are some things she just can't compromise on. One was whether Clayton had slept with any of the other women during her time on The Bachelor. Ultimately, when Clayton proposed, Susie said no. Clayton evaded his disappointment during "The Bachelor" "Women Tell All." Host Jesse Palmer asked Clayton whether or not he was happy with his current situation. Thanks to a special two-night event, the Bachelor episode focusing on the Fantasy Suites will air tonight, March 8, 2022. With Women Tell All airing on the usual Monday night, fans Clayton, Susie, Gabby Windey, and Rachel Recchia can travel to Iceland to spend more time together ahead of the season's final rose ceremony. RELATED: 3 women from Clayton Echard's season of 'The Bachelor' who would be perfect for 'The Bachelorette.'

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Susie doesn't tell Clayton she loves him in the New Fantasy Suites promo

The Bachelor fantasy suites are finally here for Clayton Echard. And a new promo shows Susie Evans not telling Clayton she loves him. (Author: Gardener)

ClaytonThe Bachelor Fantasy Suites always serves as a fan-favorite episode — but Clayton Echard's situation looks set to be filled with drama. Since the beginning of the season, the promo has featured Clayton telling his last three wives that he's in love with all of them. He also tells the women that he was "intimate" with two of them. But Susie's new promo may hint at her exit as she doesn't tell him she loves him. [Spoiler alert: The Bachelor spoilers at the end regarding what happens to Clayton's final three wives.] Rachel Recchia, Susie Evans, and Gabby Windey are the three women who go to The Bachelor Fantasy Suites in Clayton Echard's season. Clayton has maintained close, loving relationships with all three women - and it's clear that Rachel, Susie and Gabby are already falling in love. The new promo on The Bachelor Instagram and Twitter shows Clayton standing in front of all three women with just two roses left to give. He tells the women that he is in love with all of them. Another shot shows the women dispersing, crying and seemingly angry after Clayton also said he was "intimate" with two of them. "I just want to make sure once again that at the end of all this, nobody's blind, there's no drama," Clayton tells People. I said, "Please don't let there be any drama." And yes, as people saw in promos and the like, I found a way to get right into all the drama. The new promo, released by Bachelor Productions on March 8, 2022, features footage of Susie's date first, followed by Rachel's date and Gabby's date. Given the other promos released by the Bachelor production, it's likely that Rachel's date will come first and Gabby's date next. This is the key to understanding Susie's Fantasy Suites date promo, which was released much later than Rachel and Gabby's date promo. Another new promo features Susie's solo date. In the promo, Clayton tells Susie he's in love with her - and she seems shocked by his admission. She asks Clayton, "Have you slept with another woman?" This suggests that Gabby and Rachel had their dates ahead of them. She also seems nervous to ask if he's in love with the other two ladies too. Another sign that could point to Susie's departure is her language. When Clayton tells Susie he loves her, this time she doesn't say it back. "Well, I appreciate you," she tells him. Susie's promo from The Bachelor Fantasy Suites shows her telling Clayton that she would have a hard time accepting an engagement if he slept with other women. And promos throughout the season show Clayton saying he's been "intimate" with two women — presumably Gabby and Rachel. Does she win the season or does she retire herself after hearing the news? Reality Steve has new spoilers for The Bachelor. According to the spoiler guru, Clayton gets on one knee for Susie, but Susie refuses the engagement. "Not only has Susie not eliminated herself for the past three seasons, but she's also doing something we've never seen in the show's 45 previous seasons: turning down the lead proposal," wrote Reality Steve. "So yes, I would say the narrative this season will change going forward as that will be the new big talking point that everyone will be discussing." The Bachelor Fantasy Suites airs Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m clock aired. EST on ABC.

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Is Clayton Echard the biggest fuckboy in Bachelor history?

Our bachelor's top pick just sent himself home after finding out he's in love with all three of his contestants. He tried to get her to stay - and it didn't go well. (Author: Gardener)

Clayton EchardCredit where it's due for The Bachelor and its producers: The decision to air Tuesday's episode on International Women's Day is the best gag this show has pulled in years. We've known how Clayton Echard's journey would end since the start of the season - and now it's finally happened. Our emotionally open bachelor has told not one, not two, but all three of his most recent contestants that he's in love with her. Things went well enough for him the first two times, but when Clayton got on his third date of the week, Susie Evans, things came crashing down and burning in spectacular fashion. The episode ended with Susie sending herself home — but only after an irritated tirade from the Bachelor, who may have just become one of the most hated leads in franchise history. "Tonight at dinner I'm going to tell Susie I'm in love with her," Clayton said as he prepared dinner for the two's fantasy date. Mind you, this was Clayton's third Fantasy Suites date of the week. And he'd already said the same thing to Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. So you can imagine his face falling when Susie said over dinner that it would be "impossible" for her to get engaged to him if he had confessed similar feelings to someone else. You could see the wheels turning as our bachelor tried to figure out how to talk his way out of trouble. "I understand that thought process," he said. "I think the big thing I'm shocked about is that you said we should explore relationships. I thought as we chatted it was about saying, 'I want you to explore it, and I don't want to end up being the standard.'” After some stammering, with an extremely tense expression on his face, Clayton finally came out and said it: "To answer your question, yes." Just a few years ago, Peter Weber was trying to smooth things over with Madison Prewett, his rumored top pick, after ignoring her desire for him to turn it down with others candidates to be “intimate”. Susie never actually asked Clayton to refrain from making love to (or sleeping with) other women — a detail that seemed to bother our bachelors the most during their tense conversation. But as she explained, she hadn't realized how deeply he felt about her or the other candidates and didn't want to give him an ultimatum. "I didn't go into it assuming it would be me by the end of this week or even this week," Susie told Clayton. I hope it's Susie, I was hoping you'd protect me in the process." Clayton insisted that he was "most" in love with Susie — a distinction he had previously failed to make when speaking during the episode confessed his love for the other women. He also repeatedly told Susie that he would have behaved differently had he known that this was her line in the sand. "I beg your pardon because I don't want to throw anything away that I'm so sure of... However, as the conversation dragged on, Clayton's face grew angrier and angrier - as did his words." When an increasingly disgruntled Susie got up and left the table to speak to a producer, he mimicked Colton Underwood's infamous fence jump with his own offended exit from the night's set, stormed into the cool Icelandic night air, and ranted, "I don't believe in anything more. Jesse Palmer, who stepped in as presenter this season after Chris Harrison's departure last year, stopped by to comfort Clayton while Susie tearfully spoke to the producer. "I don't even know who I'm looking at anymore," Clayton said. As the exes walked through the snow to the breakup car, Susie kept trying to smooth things over - but Clayton walked several feet in front of her and opened the car door as she spoke. Rough splits are a hallmark of the Bachelor franchise, but even by the usual standards, this one was rough. Clayton said several times as the episode blew up that that was exactly his fear - that he would fall in love with The One just to see her go. But if that's the case, and he's already decided that Susie is the one, it's hard not to wonder why he had so much trouble distinguishing the strength of that connection from the other two before heading home sent. In other words, how much did Clayton really have to "explore" with the other two women when, as he now points out, Susie was the only one for him the entire time? The bachelor was playing the greatest hits as Susie rode into the sunset. ("It's Over," along with old standby "I'm Done"). Susie, meanwhile, seemed surprised that Clayton was so angry. "I just thought he might have had more compassion for me by the end, to be honest," she said. "Regardless of the type of love at the time, I just thought we would have been better at having that conversation friendly." From the teasers we've seen throughout the season, neither of Clayton's other two contestants responds to his antics much better than Susie. Is there a chance that our bachelor will end up alone in Iceland? After tonight's episode, the question ousted contestant Sierra Jackson asked Clayton after his season ended makes a lot more sense. "I want to know exactly who you want to behave a certain way and treat these women a certain way and expose them to your behavior," she told him Monday night during an unusually fiery Women Tell All reunion.

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Clayton Says "I Love You" 3 Times Before His Most Dramatic Breakup Yet

The Fantasy Suites spawned a devastating split. (Author: Gardener)

ClaytonClayton Echard narrowed it down to his last two wives. On Tuesday night's episode of The Bachelor, the lead actor traveled to Iceland to go on dates with Rachel, Gabby and Susie with the Fantasy Suite, which ET breaks down in the synopsis below. Clayton went into the week believing he "could fall in love with all three of these women, and I could already fall in love with Susie," and his love for all three women grew even more as the episode progressed. He went deep with Rachel, had a dune buggy date with Gabby and enjoyed a swimsuit adventure with Susie, but one woman called it quits after revealing her biggest deal breaker. Rachel ended up on the first date of the week, leaving Susie simmering with insecurity as Susie told the cameras, "If I find out he's in love with other women or has become physically intimate with another woman, that would be destructive." Rachel left meanwhile, was nervous about the date after she called her name during last week's rose ceremony. The pair embarked on a scenic helicopter ride full of PDAs when Clayton admitted he and Rachel have "the strongest physical connection" of his remaining wives. In a confessional, after opening up about their "really good" hometown date, Rachel expressed frustration that Clayton hadn't voiced his feelings yet: "I really, really feel like I've been the whole time." I've done nothing but be vulnerable and I need him to just give back a little bit," she said, adding that she "Clayton loves" and "can definitely see that he's my husband-to-be." Over dinner, Rachel opened up about how she was "really scared" during the meal. the last rose ceremony. Though it worked out in her favor, Rachel told Clayton that she "cried the whole drive to the hotel because I was like, 'I don't know where he is.'" Clayton allayed her fears, telling her, "I'm falling in love me into you I realize I've probably been feeling this way for a few weeks, if not longer. Part of me was scared because I hadn't felt those feelings in over five or six years since we were last together, so thanks for being patient with me." With that, the two set off on a fantasy journey with Rachel's plans Suite "being very physically intimate." "If Clayton ended up thinking it was me and then ended up sleeping with another woman anyway, I would have a really hard time moving forward with him," Susie said.Rachel and Clayton woke up smiling and kissed in bed, with Clayton telling the cameras it was "a near-perfect night," and Rachel saying in her confessional that their relationship "is on a whole new level now, yous," before Clayton headed back to his hotel , where the seriousness of the situation first hit him."If it was just [Rachel], I'd bounce off the walls and be so excited to see what would happen next to us, but it's not just her," he said in a confessional. "I w I didn't want to say I was in love with Rachel, but I meant it. That's why I said it. There are two other women I could wake up to the same way because I just don't know what's going to happen over the next two nights. There's potential to be in love with all three, and it's like, so what? Gabby got the next date and was looking forward to driving a dune buggy on the beach with Clayton. The couple had an incredible time during their adventurous date, as Clayton told cameras he "loves so many things about 'Gabby'," and the nurse said in a confessional that they "see each other for the rest of my time with Clayton." After their dune buggy ride ended, Clayton gushed to Gabby about how he had "so much fun" meeting her family. Gabby agreed, but admitted she was "very emotional" afterwards, once she realized the seriousness of their relationship. "I'm ready," Gabby told her date to move forward. Clayton seemed to feel the same way, telling the cameras, "I'm falling in love with her." It's a feeling he has Gabby directly across from at dinner, telling her, "I've come to realize that I'm falling in love with you. I had these feelings. I just didn't allow myself to admit it because I was so scared of my previous relationship." As the couple headed to the Igloo Fantasy Suite, Susie continued to "spin emotionally." However, Gabby and Clayton had a night to remember, as Gabby told the cameras: "It didn't feel like my first time with anyone new. It just feels like everything is going to fall into place." While they had breakfast in bed, Clayton told Gabby, "It's easy to fall in love with you," adding in a confession that he "falls in love with every moment that we have, fall in love with her more." When Clayton reached the car that was going to take him away, he turned back to Gabby and yelled, "I'm falling in love and it feels so good!" Once again, Clayton has come to terms with his actions in hindsight. “Last night it felt like a dream. All night did, the morning did, and then all of a sudden it all fell apart again," he said through tears. "I now realize I've told two women I'm in love with them. I also know that Susie could make me feel that way. And now I'm 1,000 percent going to smash someone. "I don't want to hurt anyone, but I will." When Susie finally got her turn, Clayton told the cameras that the wedding filmmaker "was really the first person I started feeling love for." Although Susie was "in a situation was dark place" and "struggling emotionally," she enjoyed her date, which saw them put on bathing suits and run from hot to cold rooms. "Finally seeing Clayton and feeling his energy, this guy I'm falling in love with, I just feel like I'm so comforted in my connection to him and how strongly I feel for him," Susie said in a confessional. I could see Clayton as someone to start a family and spend a life with ... At this point, I'm so all in with Clayton." Clayton returned those sentiments, telling cameras that his love for Susie "is on a different level lies," he expressed to her over dinner that night. "It's not about me falling in love with you anymore," he said. While Susie Clayton said she "adores" him, she also noted, that "there are things I feel like I can't compromise on," before asking him, "I know you just told me you feel in love with me, but do you feel the same way." someone else?” If he answered “yes,” Susie said, “it would be impossible to move toward an engagement.” Clayton expressed confusion at Susie's question, noting that she had encouraged him to pursue other relationships explore. Nevertheless, he was honest and told her : “To answer your question, yes, I slept here with someone else. And yes, I did express feelings to someone else about falling in love.” “If you feel like you're in love with me, then there's no point in me sleeping with anyone else,” Susie replied. I thought that surely if he knows or hopes he has an inkling of a feeling like 'I hope it's Susie' I was hoping you would protect me through it." "They say hearing that Not knowing if you can move on is the worst thing I've heard," Clayton said. I can tell you that right now I love you the most. I really felt like this could be it.” Susie struggled, telling Clayton that she “really didn't want to give an ultimatum... I don't think I can get past these things. I just don't think I can do it." Clayton went on to question why Susie hadn't brought this up sooner, telling her, "Had I known how important that was to you, that it was literally a deal breaker, I would do it. I've changed my approach to things because I know what we have." "I'm sorry I did that. I beg your pardon because I don't want to throw anything away that we have that I'm so sure about," he said. Next, he defended his decision to sleep with someone else, before admitting that it was actually two others he became intimate with. "I slept with both of them because I kind of fell in love with three women and it doesn't make sense to me," he said. It scares me, but at the same time I find what I'm looking for here and as I continue to push the relationships I have, I'm going to walk out of here with one person because they were the best person for me." Susie didn't move and Clayton told her that the situation "shook him up. After everything we've been through, after all the feelings, the experiences we've had, how can you just say straight out, 'I can't go on after all this ?'" he asked before Susie tearfully walked away. As the pair worked their conversation apart, Susie told one producer, "I understand everything he says and I believe him. I don't know what to do." , while Clayton was furious: "That's exactly what I was afraid of. I don't believe in anything anymore. They eventually met again and Susie said, 'I probably should have had this conversation earlier about what sex means to me, but I didn't know you were h feel so strongly... I feel like I just screwed everything up. I don't know how I could have done better, but I just know I feel awful about this whole thing." Clayton got angry at this point, telling Susie that she "just nullified everything we had ', adding, 'I don't even know who I'm looking at anymore...I don't agree at all with how you did it. I think it's BS. After an apology for raising his voice, Clayton began leading Susie out and she apologized herself. "I'm really so sorry for the pain I've caused you," she said. I feel really terrible about how tonight went in every way." "Because of my beliefs, I believe everything happens for a reason and I'm just going to take that and move forward in my life and realize that I had to to get through this,” he said in response. In the car, a crying Susie said: "I thought he would have had more sympathy for me by the end, to be honest no matter what kind of love at that point, I just thought he would have been better at having that conversation kindly." ." Meanwhile, a distraught Clayton told the cameras: "It's all invalid for me at this point. Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor will air its two-part finale on Monday March 14th and Tuesday March 15th. ET brings you all of our bachelor content throughout the season of Clayton.

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