Bachelor Nation was angry with Peter Weber for all his indecision about The Bachelor’s 24th season; however, it looks like the producers may be to blame. Kelley Flanagan recently talked about how she was kept away from Weber during her season – once in a closet for three hours.
Now that the two are officially “having a crush,” fans are wondering what could have happened if Kelley Flanagan had seen Weber more during her season.
The Bachelor: Kelley Flanagan Explains Why She Didn’t Get Time With Weber On ‘The Bachelor’
Peter Weber admitted at the beginning of his season of The Bachelor that he met Kelley before he aired. They had an immediate connection, and he was happy to see her at the mansion the first night. However, viewers couldn’t understand why he seemed to lose his feelings for her throughout the show.
“The first two weeks, I saw him looking at me differently,” Kelley Flanagan explained on Ben and Ashley’s podcast I Almost Famous on April 7, 2020. “I realized that the producers got inside his head.”
Not only did she not have time with Peter Weber, but she felt they were telling him things that weren’t true. “He was so pissed off,” she continued. “Like what the hell did they say to you? That’s when I knew something was going on backstage.”
Then during Kelley Flanagan and Peter Weber’s one-on-one date, she decided to call him. This scene never aired.
“May I speak freely?” she explained to Iaconetti what she said to Peter Weber that night. “They won’t let me see her.” Last week they locked me in a closet for three hours and they won’t let me see you.” She’s already been in my position. What do you want me to do?”
The Bachelor: Kelley Saw That Peter Weber Was Being Manipulated
“To be perfectly honest, since I’m young, I’ve always been a little helper,” explains Kelley because he wanted to help Weber. “You can tell he’s super smart, and he understands that, but sometimes I just want to shake him up. I don’t know why I took him under my wing.”
Looking back at Peter Weber’s season, it’s easy to see why Kelley was lying on that couch in the episode when she was sent home. She was tired of manipulation. However, she never lost her feelings for Weber.
“I saw that she had such a good heart and was manipulated in every way,” Kelley told Iaconetti and Higgins.