Emmanuel Acho says his favorite moment from The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special is one that never made it on the air.
On Tuesday, the former NFL linebacker opened up on Instagram about a conversation that took place between frontrunners Michelle Young and Rachael Kirkconnell.
"TV time constraints limit you from broadcasting everything you desire," he wrote.
Acho, 30, said that while speaking with Young, he could tell that she was hurt that Kirkconnell never personally reached out to her following the controversy surrounding Kirkconnell's racially insensitive photos given their friendship while filming.
He continued, "It wasn't planned nor in the script, but I figured they're both in the building why not talk it out face to face, plus when I see an opportunity for reconciliation I take it. Thankfully, Rachael was willing, and Michelle hadn't left yet, so we brought the two out to talk it out! ❤️🌹"
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The conversation between Young and Kirkconnell isn't the only moment from the show that went unaired.
Matt James' second runner-up Bri Springs revealed to Rachel Lindsay during an interview with Extra on Tuesday that she was also cut from After the Final Rose.
Springs said she was disappointed to see that her conversation with James didn't make it into the show.
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"I realize that there was probably a lot of content to digest between Matt and his conversations with Michelle and Rachael, and the announcement of two bachelorettes," she told Lindsay, 35. "I do feel like I had a great conversation with Emmanuel about my journey … I got good closure from it and I wish people could have seen me reach that conclusion."
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During Monday night's after show, James came face-to-face with Kirkconnell for the first time since parting ways with her in the wake of her resurfaced and racially insensitive photos from 2018.
Sitting side-by-side on the ATFR couch, James said the photos "broke my heart, because this is the last conversation I thought we'd be having. I didn't sign up to have this conversation. And I knew that I had to take a step back for you to put in that work that you outlined that you needed to do. And that's something you gotta do on your own."
He added: "And that's why we can't be in a relationship."
James also got closure with Young, who was also announced as one of the leads in upcoming back-to-back seasons of The Bachelorette.
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