Peter Weber's Bachelor season: All the rumors and spoilers leaked so far

Bachelor fans were introduced to Peter Weber (a.k.a. Pilot Pete) on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, and the pilot (along with his quirky family) quickly became a fan favorite within Bachelor Nation. However, as beloved as Weber was among fans, Brown ultimately sent him packing following their romantic Grecian windmill Fantasy Suite date, leaving the California native blindsided and heartbroken. 

Fortunately, it was soon announced that Weber would be the one handing out the roses on Season 24 of The Bachelor — much to the delight of Pilot Pete fans everywhere. Upon being officially announced as the next Bachelor, Weber expressed his excitement, saying, "I have all the faith in the world this can work for me — and I know it's going to." 

However, according to spoilers from longtime professional Bachelor blogger Reality Steve's Steve Carbone, Weber's season just might actually be the most dramatic Bachelor season ever. Will this charming pilot finally find love, or is he doomed to have his heart broken once again? And will he go down as one of the best or worst stars in Bachelor history? Here's a look at all the rumors and spoilers that have leaked about Peter Weber's Bachelor season. 

Hannah Brown probably won't be joining Peter Weber's Bachelor season

Bachelor Nation fans were sent into a tailspin on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, when ABC aired a teaser promo for Peter Weber's Bachelor season during the Dancing with the Stars season finale. Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown ended up receiving the coveted Mirrorball trophy that evening; however, the Alabama native also received a lot of flack for the Bachelor teaser, which seemed to show the reality star returning to the Bachelor mansion to compete for Weber's heart. 

Despite the curious Bachelor promo, blogger Steve Carbone — who runs the popular Bachelor spoiler site, Reality Steveassured fans via Twitter that Brown would not, in fact, be joining Weber's season of The Bachelor. "[Before] everyone freaks out when first promo airs tonight, Hannah WAS NOT a contestant on Peter's season," Carbone tweeted. He continued, explaining, "She gets out of the limo to talk to him night [one] (didn't join the party), & shows up on a date in [episode three] again to talk." Added the blogger, "She just took a couple [hours] off DWTS to do it."

Peter Weber reportedly still had feelings for Hannah Brown while filming his Bachelor season

Many fans were quick to note that Hannah Brown was busy competing on Dancing with the Stars while Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor was filming — meaning she wouldn't have been able to join his group of women, even if she'd wanted to. Additionally, Reality Steve's Steve Carbone was quick to squash any hopes of a Brown/Weber reconciliation. However, according to Carbone, Brown's brief appearance on the show did allegedly result in a canceled group date, due to some reportedly unresolved feelings.

In an October 2019 blog post, Carbone revealed that Brown reportedly attended one of Weber's group dates as a host and was tasked with helping the group of women tell "embarrassing sex stories" about themselves. However, according to Carbone's insider source, Brown and Weber ended up having a talk that allegedly left the Bachelor feeling quite emotional. 

"[Weber] told the women he needed to sort through his feelings and sent them home for that portion of the date," Carbone wrote. He continued, explaining, "But there was a night portion to the date, so this was something done for dramatic purposes."

When The Bachelor aired, Weber and Brown did indeed have a talk in which both parties expressed feelings for one another.

Peter Weber made an interesting decision on his first night filming The Bachelor

As fans of the Bachelor franchise know, the first impression rose is a pretty big deal. After meeting the group of women vying for his affection, the Bachelor gives the rose to the woman he feels made the best first impression, guaranteeing her safety throughout the inaugural rose ceremony. Basically, giving a woman the first impression rose is the Bachelor's way of saying, "There are 30 women here, and I somehow remembered your name." How romantic!

According to professional Bachelor franchise spoiler Steve Carbone, Peter Weber reportedly made quite an interesting choice when handing out his first impression rose. In a Sept. 29, 2019 tweet, Carbone wrote to fans, "You've all been asking every day since the season started [filming]. Well, here you go ... Hannah [Ann] Sluss got the first impression rose from Peter." Obviously, Weber has a thing for Hannahs. 

Sure enough, Weber gave Sluss his first impression rose in an episode that aired in early January 2020. However, catching Weber's eye on the first night of filming doesn't necessarily guarantee that Sluss will win the Bachelor's heart. In fact, as Carbone noted in a follow-up tweet, "No woman who ever received the first impression rose has ever 'won' The Bachelor."

These are reportedly the final four contestants on Peter Weber's Bachelor season

At its core, The Bachelor is an extreme dating show. With 30 potential romantic interests and approximately two months, the lead is under enormous pressure to make some love connections — and make them fast. Gradually, the group of women vying for the Bachelor's affections shrinks in number, until only four women are left standing with roses in their hands. However, before the lead can decide who he wants to take to the much-anticipated Fantasy Suite dates, he first has to meet the families of his final four contestants — which, as fans know, is historically a big deal. After all, in Bachelor world, these hometown dates either make or break relationships. 

On Oct. 24, 2019, Steve Carbone took to his Reality Steve blog to release the names of the women Peter Weber reportedly chose for his final four. According to Carbone, Bachelor fans will see Weber travel to the hometowns of Kelsey Weier, Victoria Fuller, Madison Prewett, and Hannah Sluss. To borrow from host Chris Harrison, we're sure these will be the most dramatic hometown dates yet. 

One of the contestants on Peter Weber's Bachelor season of The Bachelor has allegedly been accused of breaking up friends' marriages

Though Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor has yet to premiere, early gossip from spoiler sites like Reality Steve has seemingly outed one of Weber's potential love interests as a reported real-life mean girl. Of course, allegations don't necessarily equal facts. However, according to blogger Steve Carbone, Victoria Fuller has already made a name for herself as one of the most controversial contestants The Bachelor has ever seen. 

"I can honestly say ... I have never had so many negative stories and as many people contact me about one person than I have this season with Victoria Fuller," Carbone wrote in an Oct. 28, 2019 blog post. According to Carbone, Fuller "has a horrible reputation in the Virginia Beach area for... being with married men." Moreover, as Carbone alleged in his post, those "married men" were reportedly the husbands of Fuller's friends. 

"I can tell you today that I personally was in touch with women whose now ex husbands were involved in relationships with Victoria while still married, and both confirmed it to me," Carbone wrote.

Victoria Fuller took to social media to defend herself after Peter Weber's Bachelor season wrapped filming

While the allegations against Victoria Fuller have not been proven to be factual, the vicious rumors surrounding her reputation and relationships were enough to make the Bachelor Nation newbie feel the need to take to social media and try to clear the air. 

On Nov. 22, 2019, Fuller posted a wholesome picture of herself and her dog to Instagram, along with a caption addressing the rumors. Fuller started her caption by thanking her family and friends for their "overwhelming support," as well as the strangers who had contacted her with kind words. The contestant on Peter Weber's Bachelor season then went on to deny the allegations that she'd broken up her friends' marriages, writing, "The RUMORS you are hearing are FALSE. There will be a time [and] place where I can defend myself, but for now I choose to wait."

Added Fuller, "HOWEVER, bullying is NOT [okay]. Nor is it fair." She continued, alleging the opinions being formed about her reputation were based on "pure speculation, assumptions, [and] LIES."  Ending her statement, Fuller wrote, "I trust that God [and] the Universe are showing me the way."

An ex-girlfriend reportedly made an appearance on Peter Weber's Bachelor season

As revealed by Steve Carbone on his Reality Steve blog, Merissa Pence dated Peter Weber "briefly" in 2012. However, after hearing the rumors surrounding Victoria Fuller, Pence allegedly took it upon herself to contact Bachelor producers in an effort to "let Peter know" about the woman vying for his heart. 

Production reportedly invited Pence to Fuller's public hometown date. However, according to Carbone, no one from the production team acknowledged Pence's presence once she arrived. Instead, Pence told the blogger that she approached Weber herself and told him about the allegations against Fuller while the cameras kept rolling. 

"[Peter] says it was a huge buzzkill because he's had such a great time with her, but he thanks Merissa for telling him, they hug, and he leaves immediately with producers and gets into a car," Carbone wrote in the Oct. 29, 2019 blog post. He continued, revealing that Weber reportedly had "tears in his eyes" after his talk with Pence. Added Carbone, "After their talk, Merissa was never contacted by production, no one came up to her after their convo, and she left with her friends."

The women on Peter Weber's Bachelor season reportedly had nicknames for themselves

The Bachelor bills itself as a show about finding love, but let's be honest — the franchise would be nothing without drama. As revealed in Amy Kaufman's book Bachelor Nation and depicted in the Bachelor-based television series UnReal, a majority of the drama between contestants is allegedly driven by producers hoping to make "the most dramatic season ever." However, we shouldn't give Bachelor producers all of the credit. After all, when you have 30 women competing for the heart of one man, drama will almost certainly unravel organically. 

According to Steve Carbone, the group of women on Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor were reportedly particularly divided during filming, and allegedly even came up with some questionable-at-best team names for themselves. In a November 2019 tweet, Carbone revealed that some of the season's contestants had reportedly formed an alliance and called themselves "The Cats," while referring to the women they "didn't like" as "The Rats." Tom and Jerry, anyone?

This woman will reportedly be the early "villain" character on Peter Weber's Bachelor season

As longtime fans of The Bachelor know, every season of the show has a villain — i.e., a contestant chosen by producers to receive the "villain edit." After all, a producer's job is to tell a story, and every juicy romance story has to have a villain. Of course, being the "villain" doesn't necessarily reflect the contestant's real-life personality, as clips can be sliced and diced to make even the most innocuous interaction seem deliberately vindictive. Simply put, the contestants (and their reputations) are largely at the mercy of Bachelor producers, and it's just one of the reasons why The Bachelor is fake. Though that doesn't mean the show is any less interesting.

On a November 2019 episode of his Reality Steve podcast, Steve Carbone revealed that Alayah Benavidez is reportedly the contestant who will most likely be known as the early season villain within Peter Weber's group of contestants. As Carbone reported in an October 2019 tweet, Benavidez was allegedly eliminated in the third rose ceremony, but made a dramatic return later in the filming process to "confront Peter [and] one of the women she felt wronged her." Oh, the drama!

Could Peter Weber's Bachelor season have the most dramatic rose ceremony yet?

As fans of the franchise likely remember, former contestants Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Hannah Brown were beauty pageant queens and former friends whose tumultuous history led to a few seriously dramatic moments throughout Colton Underwood's buzzed-about season of The Bachelor. And, according to Steve Carbone, Peter Weber's season will feature its own beauty pageant drama storyline, as well. 

According to Carbone, an alleged feud between Alayah Benavidez (Miss Texas USA) and Victoria Paul (Miss Louisiana USA 2019) will make Miller-Keyes and Brown's Bachelor drama seem small. In fact, Paul is reportedly the woman whom Benavidez returns to confront after being eliminated by Weber. As Carbone revealed in a series of October 2019 tweets, the feud came to a head during a dramatic, late-night rose ceremony, leading to Weber sending Benavidez home once again. In a video sent to Carbone, Weber can even be heard apologizing to Bachelor producers after the rose ceremony, saying, "Sorry I put you guys through that."

Country singer Chase Rice reportedly played a major role on Peter Weber's Bachelor season

Apparently, the rumors concerning Victoria Fuller's alleged relationships with married men are just part of the thundercloud of drama surrounding the contestant. 

On Oct. 2, 2019, blogger Steve Carbone revealed in a tweet that one of Fuller's rumored former flames — country singer Chase Rice — would be making an appearance on Peter Weber's Bachelor season as the musical guest for a one-on-one date with Weber and Fuller. "One thing in the laundry list that was sent [to] me was that [Victoria Fuller] definitely had spent time with/hung out/dated Chase Rice pre-show," Carbone tweeted. Added the blogger, "Don't think for a second Victoria being on today's [one-on-one] wasn't done on purpose."

In an interview with People, Rice opened up about his experience filming his portion of The Bachelor. Alluding to the rumored one-on-one date drama, Rice told the publication, "There was an extracurricular activity that I wasn't expecting." The singer continued, saying, "I was involved, and I was involved more than I wanted to be involved with." 

We can't wait to see how this rumored love triangle plays out.

Peter Weber's Bachelor season is rumored to feature a seriously dramatic hometown date

On his Reality Steve podcast, blogger Steve Carbone revealed alleged details about Victoria Fuller's time with Peter Weber in her hometown. "What I've been told is ... on Victoria's hometown date, Peter never met her parents," Carbone said in the November 2019 episode. He continued, explaining, "Because, when they got to the parents house ... that's where they had their talk about what Merissa told him."

The Merissa in question is Merissa Pence — the ex-girlfriend of Weber who attended the daytime portion of Fuller's hometown date to spill the beans about the allegations involving the contestant. According to Carbone, Weber later confronted Fuller about the rumors, which reportedly led to the two breaking up before Fuller could even introduce Weber to her family. 

However, Fuller's Bachelor journey allegedly didn't end there. "Apparently, Victoria talked to him the next morning before he left for his next hometown date," Carbone revealed. Added the blogger, "She went to his hotel room, and ... [he] gave her another chance."

Peter Weber suffered a "freak accident" while filming his season of The Bachelor

On Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, viewers witnessed Peter Weber sob after being blindsided by Brown's decision to send him packing — even after their super romantic, highly publicized Fantasy Suite date in the now-famous Grecian windmill. While there's no feeling quite like having your heart ripped out of your chest on national television, Weber once again found himself in pain while filming his season of The Bachelor. This time, however, it wasn't Weber's heart that was cut open — it was his face. 

On Oct. 8, 2019, Chris Harrison revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Weber had injured himself while filming the show in Costa Rica. ""Peter suffered a freak accident," Harrison said in a statement. The host continued, "He got a cut on his head. [He] did get stitches but he's 100 percent OK and production is already back underway." Added the Bachelor franchise host, "He's still the dashing, handsome pilot we've all dreamed of."

One of the women on Peter Weber's Bachelor season is super close with a previous Bachelor contestant

According to Steve Carbone's Bachelor spoilers, Peter Weber's final decision comes down to two women — Hannah Ann Sluss and Madison Prewett. However, on Dec. 5, 2019, the longtime Bachelor franchise blogger didn't have a clear answer as to who Weber ultimately chooses. "I can say with about as much certainty as possible that this was not a normal ending this season," Carbone admitted. He continued, explaining that the final rose ceremony reportedly didn't play out as usual, with the Bachelor breaking up with one woman and proposing to another. "It is not a normal ending this season," Carbone assured listeners. 

While, at the time of this writing, we don't yet know his final pick, we do know that one of Weber's final two contestants already had connections to Bachelor Nation before ever joining his season. As evidenced by multiple Instagram posts, Sluss seems to be close pals with Hannah Godwin, who left the sixth season of Bachelor in Paradise engaged to Dylan Barbour. 

If Weber does pick Sluss, we predict a ton of double dates in this foursome's future. 

Peter Weber has said his season of The Bachelor won't be spoiled for viewers

Thanks to the work of blogger Steve Carbone (a.k.a. Reality Steve), spoilers now play a large part in the vast Bachelor Nation ecosystem. The spoiler craze can be traced back to Season 13 of The Bachelor, when Carbone was the first to reveal Jason Mesnick had dumped fiancée Melissa Rycroft and reunited with runner-up Molly Malaney (via The New York Times). Since then, Carbone has effectively spoiled every Bachelor franchise show with impressive accuracy. However, in a January 2020 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Weber said he was confident his Bachelor season finale would be the first in years to not be spoiled. 

"There's a reason I believe that, and obviously can't say it otherwise it gives it away," Weber told The Hollywood Reporter. He continued, saying, "I'm very confident that Reality Steve and all of these people, they're not going to find out what happens — there's no way they're going to find out."

Carbone took to Twitter to respond to Weber's statement, coyly writing, "Cool deal, Peter. We'll see."

Madison Prewett's dad allegedly didn't give Peter Weber his blessing on The Bachelor

At the time of Peter Weber's Bachelor season premiere, Steve Carbone still didn't know the contestant who ultimately won the pilot's heart. However, in January 2020, the blogger revealed two reported pieces of information regarding Weber's season finale.

First, Carbone alleged that an engagement didn't take place during Weber's final rose ceremony. "[This] doesn't mean he won't be [engaged] by the ATFR or [get engaged] ON the ATFR," Carbone wrote, referring to the show's After the Final Rose special. The blogger continued, revealing, "But what I do know is that there was no engagement on final rose ceremony day in Australia."

According to Carbone, the other interesting piece of alleged information regarding Weber's season finale involves Chad Prewett — father to one of Weber's rumored final two contestants, Madison Prewett. "Madison's dad did not give Peter his blessing to marry his daughter during his hometown date visit," Carbone reported. He continued, writing, "Could he have gotten it later? Sure. Have I heard that he did? No, I haven't." Added Carbone, "I'm sure that played a role on final rose ceremony day as well."

Is it possible the ending for Peter Weber's Bachelor season hasn't been filmed?

Considering Steve Carbone's near-perfect track record of effectively spoiling The Bachelor, Peter Weber's confidence that his season could somehow be the exception to the rule was somewhat mystifying to fans. And, in a January 2020 interview with Good Morning America, Bachelor host Chris Harrison added to the mystery by doubling down on the pilot's statement. 

Describing Weber's season as "unlike any other," Harrison told Good Morning America, "You truly aren't gonna know how it's going to end until the very end." The host continued, revealing, "It's possible it's still not over."

In a January 2020 blog post, Carbone revealed his theory on why both Weber and Harrison seemed so confident the season finale would go unspoiled. "The ending hasn't happened yet," Carbone alleged, saying he couldn't think of another explanation for Weber and Harrison's statements. He went on, "I can't spoil something that hasn't happened yet." Added Carbone, "All I can tell you is that if the ending of the season happened on [November 17] in Australia, I would've found out about it by now."