'The Bachelor' contestant shows Clayton Echard an urn of ex-boyfriends' ashes in new clip

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A photo of Clayton Echard outside of "The Bachelor" mansion.
Clayton Echard stars on the new season of "The Bachelor."John Fleenor / Contributor / Getty Images
  • Clayton Echard is the star of the upcoming season of "The Bachelor."

  • Entertainment Tonight shared an exclusive clip of the premiere, which will air on January 3.

  • In the video, one contestant greets Echard with an urn she says holds the "ashes of my ex-boyfriends."

A contestant on the upcoming season of "The Bachelor" claims she brought the ghosts of boyfriends past with her on the show.

Clayton Echard, 28, will star in season 26 of "The Bachelor" premiering on January 3. The former NFL player and current medical sales representative competed on Michelle Young's season of "The Bachelorette."

Young eventually gave her final rose to Nayte Olukoya, who proposed to her on the season finale.

Entertainment Tonight shared an exclusive clip of the first episode ahead of its premiere, giving viewers a glimpse at how the contestants will try to win over Echard when they meet him.

It's traditional for contestants to take risks in an attempt to stand out to the bachelor or bachelorette, so it's no surprise that the clip shows one woman in a bathtub and another claiming to be Echard's wife from the future.

Michelle Young and Clayton Echard pose on a red carpet.
Clayton Echard competed on Michelle Young's season of "The Bachelorette."Steve Granitz / Contributor / Getty Images

One contestant took things to a new level, however, by bringing an urn with her to meet Echard, according to the preview clip.

"These are the ashes of my ex-boyfriends," the contestant says in the video.

The camera then pans to Echard, whose jaw drops in shock.

"Oh my god," another contestant who is looking on at the encounter says after the urn reveal.

It was unclear at the time of writing if the urn actually contained ashes, or if the contestant was trying to grab Echard's attention in an outlandish way.

"The Bachelor" will air on Monday at 8 pm EST on ABC.

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