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Everything You Need to Know About Matt James' Season of 'The Bachelor' (SPOILERS)

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While this season's Bachelorette viewers have been busy watching Clare Crawley fall in love with Dale Moss and Tayshia Adams taking over after Clare's surprise mid-season engagement, our next Bachelor star, Matt James, has been busy filming his season.

Matt, who was originally slated to be a contestant on Clare's season before being selected as the next Bachelor, started filming his season in mid-October.

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Similar to Clare's season, since filming is done completely remote, there is limited information available as to what's happening on set — but that hasn't stopped some spoilers from slipping through the cracks.

Here are all of the spoilers we currently have for Matt's season of The Bachelor.

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Matt's season is filmed on location in Pennsylvania.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the current seasons of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are filmed entirely on a closed set, meaning these are the first seasons in a long time to not include travel dates.

Clare's season was filmed at the La Quinta Resort & Club in California. Similarly, Matt's entire season is set to take place at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Penn.

According to Reality Steve, this is also where Tayshia's After the Final Rose Ceremony will be hosted, as she's slated to appear on Matt's season as a guest.

Of course, this leads to limited spoilers, as there are no dates open to the public and far fewer chances of fans seeing the contestants out and about, which is usually how the spoilers are discovered.

That being said, this is bound to make for some interesting dates, as the producers have to get creative with their on-location dates.

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Who wins Matt's first impression rose?

While we may not yet know who wins Matt's final rose, we do know who wins his first impression rose. According to Reality Steve, Abigail Heringer is this season's first impression rose winner. Originally from Salem, Ore., Abigail was reportedly born partially deaf and given cochlear implants as a child.

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She is the show's first attempt at deaf representation and supposedly talks about her decision to get implants during the season. According to her LinkedIn, she works as a financial manager at the Opus Agency right now, and graduated from Linfield College with a Bachelor's in finance. 

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Matt's ex is no longer going to be on the show this season.

As usual, ABC released a list of 43 possible contestants on Facebook, gearing up the hype for this season. Not all of these contestants would be participating, as some were bound to be cut before the season started.

One of the previously teased contestants was Madison Nelson, who allegedly dated Matt for a couple of months before he was selected as the next Bachelor. 

Reality Steve shared this information on Twitter, writing that they were allegedly together for "at least a couple months." It's unclear when or why they broke up.

But even though Madison was initially teased as a contestant who would appear this season, it seems she's since been cut from the lineup and will not be making an appearance this season.

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