AceShowbiz - Kaitlyn Bristowe's dream has finally come true. In the Monday night, June 15 episode of "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!", the former "The Bachelorette" star was revealed to be joining upcoming season 29 of "Dancing with the Stars", much to her own surprise.
During the episode, host Chris Harrison told Kaitlyn, "In all seriousness, I do have a real question for you Kaitlyn. This is a question I'm so excited to ask you because, well, your life is about to change." In response to that, Kaitlyn nervously asked her boyfriend Jason Tartick, "Do you know about this?"
"Kaitlyn, will you be on the next season of 'Dancing with the Stars'?" Chris finally asked. Kaitlyn could be seen gasping with excitement and said, "Play it cool Kaitlyn, play it cool! Are you serious? Chris! I'm shaking. Oh my gosh. Chris, I feel like I'm going to cry."
"I feel like this is back to the moment where you told me I was the Bachelorette. That is the last thing in the world I thought you were going to say. I thought you were going to ask me to take over your job ... I don't know," she continued. "Yes yes! I'm so honored to say yes."
Back in 2019, Kaitlyn revealed during her appearance on "Talkhouse Podcast" that "Bachelor" franchise creator Mike Fleiss blocked her from the ABC dancing competition. "They won't let me [go on the show], ever," she told comedian Nikki Glaser.
"I'll tell you exactly why I can't go on 'Dancing with the Stars'. Anybody that listens to this podcast knows why I cannot go on 'Dancing with the Stars'. And it's because, and I will say this with a mic in my hand and a smile on face, that Mike Fleiss is a piece of s**t. He is the creator of 'The Bachelor', and he hates women."
That wasn't the first time for Kaitlyn to make such claims. Back in 2017, she tweeted, "Actually I was offered it, had the contract & Mike Fliess [sic] told me I wasn't allowed. He said he didn't want people wanting fame after his show." Mike then responded to the tweet, saying, "@kaitlynbristowe has my total support if she wants to appear on DWTS!!!"