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The Bachelorette

How Many Bachelor and Bachelorette Contestants Have Quit?

Drama abounds in the mansion every season of The Bachelor and Bachelorette, which is why we heart the show like we heart puppies and free cake. And what’s greatest of all is that there are sooooooooooo (that was 11 o’s y’all — we’re serious here) many types of drama to be had. There’s past contestants crashing the party, the he/she has a significant other back home reveal, cast members getting schmoopy with producers, and even throne yanking. And we’ve heard that Andi Dorfman’s season will hit drama DEFCON 10, with something cray maybe happening soon (dun, dun, dun).

One of our favorite types of drama is when rose seekers turn the table on the rose giver and excuse themselves from the show in a preemptive strike. It happens more and more these days for all sortsa reasons. Contestants either miss someone back home, miss their job, or just aren’t that into the lead. Whatever the excuse, it’s always shock juice when it happens. So who’s done it? Let’s take a looksie, shall we, at the who, what, when, where, and whys of contestants who have said peace out to their leads.