Chris Harrison revealed the men, of which there are 31 in total, during a Facebook video on Tuesday, Sept. 29. They range in age from 26 to 40. Matt James, who was originally announced as a suitor for Clare, is no longer among them. As announced in June, Matt will be the next Bachelor— and the first Black Bachelor in the franchise's history. "I'm hoping that when that limo pulls up, there's a lot of diversity and I see every type of woman coming out of that limo," James said on Good Morning America, adding that he wishes Clare the best on her Bachelorette journey.
Clare, meanwhile, was first announced as the Bachelorette on March 2. At 39, she's the oldest Bachelorette ever on the series, though her season could make history for another reason, too. Rumors have been circulating that Tayshia Adams will reportedly replace Clare at some point this season. Harrison has hinted at a shake-up, but didn't acknowledge these rumors while announcing Clare's batch of men. He did, however, have a few interesting things to say about the contestant Clare supposedly leaves the show early to be with: Dale. "It's safe to say that Dale really leaves his mark early on this season," Harrison teased. "It's safe to say I've never seen someone leave a bigger impression." Make of that what you will.
Get to know him — and the rest of Clare's contestants — below.
And there you have it. Get ready for an unforgettable season.