Friend: ABC Would Love to Have Ali Fedotowsky Back as The Bachelorette
As much as we loved the Aliberto love story, when we asked Wetpaint Entertainment readers if they wanted to see Ali Fedotowsky back as the Season 8 Bachelorette, the resounding response was “absolutely not.”
Well, bless all our hearts, it’s not up to us. It’s up to the producers and ABC execs. And a new story out of OK! Magazine (via Reality Tea) suggests The Powers That Be might be interested in Ali 2.0.
“The network would love to have her back,” a friend of Ali’s tells OK! “Her [ratings] numbers were through the roof, and people were really rooting for her to fall in love. [...] She hasn’t made up her mind about anything, but she also hasn’t ruled out the idea. It’s definitely been discussed. The show would love to get her to say yes.”
But we haven’t even seen the ladies of Ben Flajnik’s season in action yet! It’s very possible America will fall in love with one of The Bachelor Season 16 bachelorettes and want her to dole out the roses in Season 8.
Besides, one of the main reasons Ali’s season had high ratings was likely all those spoilers. Word leaked out that she had mucho drama — from Justin "Rated-R" Rego and Frank Neuschaefer’s respective girlfriends back home to Kasey Kahl’s singing and tattoos, to early word that Ali pulled a Brad Womack 1.0 and walked away solo. That was a rubber-necking gold mine. But, it turns out, she didn’t walk away alone. She walked away with Roberto Martinez in an awesome finale which also left the amazing Chris Lambton single. That was just a drama-fest of a season with a surprise happy ending.
But now it’s over and the viewer consensus seems to be “Next!” Will Ali really get another shot? How much better could she do than Hottie Dimples?