Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette was supposed to begin last Friday, however due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, production was halted. This meant that Crawley, along with all of her suitors were returned their phones and sent home for a couple of weeks... for now.

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Clare Crawley: "I don't think it's too late to submit people" 

Clare has now spoken out in a statement to ET about the thought of new potential men to submit their applications to join her on her journey to find love. "I'm not saying this personally -- but I feel like since we have a break in the show right now, I don't think it's too late to submit people. So, submit them, why not? What's the worst that could happen?"

The 38-year-old first appeared on The Bachelor franchise on Juan Pablo's season. She then went on to appear in two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Winter Games. She has been open about the possibility of dating someone younger. When asked that question, she responded, "Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Not too much younger... but younger."

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Clare's suitors have an average age of 29

After her crop of men were unveiled last week, she will be meeting men with an age range of 23 to 42 with an average age of 29. Clare's season was scheduled to premiere on May 18th, however we will have to wait for an official announcement as to when filming is up and running again. 

Check out this message from the next Bachelorette herself about her upcoming season: