According to Reality Steve, Kaity is Zach's F1. Another person on IG claims it's Gabi, but I'm going to chose to believe RS over some rando on IG. I can totally see him picking Kaity. He seems to really like her. *I* like that she seems like a normal person with an actual job! F2 is Gabi. F3 is Ariel.
RS also said that Zach tests positive for Covid in London and all dates after his first 1-on-1 are canceled on that stop. He had been writing about something happening in London that caused all the other dates to be canceled, but didn't have confirmation about what it was. I figured it had to be Covid. Lately, it always seems to be Covid.
Reality Steve claims they've chosen the Bachelorette. He doesn't know who it is yet, but he says they have picked her.
There's some weirdness with the filming schedule. Apparently, filming is set to begin before the Bach season is finished airing, which has never happened before. The filming usually begins after they've finished the Bach season because they announce the next lead on the ATFR. SO, either the filming schedule isn't happening as reported OR they're choosing a lead who isn't on Zach's season.
According to RS, there are TWO women who are both single and finished in (I think) the top 4 of their season. Only a few leads have been chosen as bach'ette when they finished lower than F4. The two women who fit the criteria are Bri from Matt's season and Susie, Clayton's F1. I can't say I really remember Bri all that much, but I actually like Susie a lot. I wouldn't be upset if they picked her.
If they end up choosing someone from Zach's season, I wouldn't mind Gabi or Ariel.
Reality Steve reported a few days ago that Charity is the next Bachelorette. Apparently, although they didn't announce her on the WTA episode, Jesse spoke with her "privately" after the audience left and told her she's the next bach'ette. This is apparently the first time that they'll start filming a bach'ette season before the bach season finishing airing. Usually, they announce her on the ATFR and have 5 guys from her season come out to meet her and then filming starts a week or so after that. By the time ATFR airs, she'll have been filming for a while. That's, of course, unless RS' info is wrong and the filming schedule is being adjusted to start later than usual.
RS has said, and I agree with him, that they should have Charity be there on ATFR to be announced as the next lead AND be on a date. That would definitely be something new.