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Does Colton Underwood quit The Bachelor? When is the fence-jump episode?

A snowballing rumour that Colton Underwood quit The Bachelor has been being soaring across the USA.

Colton is the star on The Bachelor season 23, which is heading into week seven this Monday (February 18th).

However, recent reports have claimed that Colton quit the show before being forced to continue filming. Doesn’t sound great for a romantic ending then, does it?

Here’s everything we know…

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Bob Saget and Colton Underwood of ABC’s ‘Videos After Dark’ and ‘The Bachelor’ pose for a portrait during the 2019 Winter TCA Getty Images Portrait Studio at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 5, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Colton Underwood Quits The Bachelor?

The rumour that has been flooding social media this week has been that Colton Underwood quit The Bachelor season 23 midway through the series.

This is, in fact, true.

The 26-year-old former football player told E! Online that he briefly attempted to quit the show.

Colton said:

I was gone for a while. In that moment, and the feelings I was feeling, I left the show.

THE BACHELOR – Colton Underwood burst onto the scene during season 14 of “The Bachelorette.” It was his good looks, love for dogs and vulnerability that charmed not only Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, but all of Bachelor Nation. This former NFL player made a play for BeccaÕs heart but was sadly sent home after professing he had fallen in love. Now Colton is back and ready to capture hearts across America yet again when he returns for another shot at love, starring in the 23rd season of ABCÕs hit romance reality series “The Bachelor,” when it premieres in January 2019. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Colton Underwood: Fence Jump Episode

In particular, Colton is referring to an incident where he ‘jumps a fence’, having felt fed-up and let down by the show and girls in his quest for love.

This incident was rumoured to come in week 6… but didn’t.

We can now confirm that Colton’s meltdown and brief attempt to escape the show – both mentally and physically – will come in this Monday’s episode (February 18th).

According to E! Online, host Chris Harrison and The Bachelor production team search for Colton overnight following his irrational over-the-fence escape plan.



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