Billy Eichner predicted that Colton Underwood was 'the first gay Bachelor' 2 years ago

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Colton Underwood and Billy Eichner in 2019. Rick Rowell/Getty Images
  • Colton Underwood, the lead of the 23rd season of "The Bachelor," came out as gay on Wednesday.

  • In a 2019 interview, comedian Billy Eichner told Underwood he might be "the first gay Bachelor."

  • At the time, Eichner was joking, but Underwood seemed uncomfortable with the comment.

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Two years before "Bachelor" lead Colton Underwood came out as gay in an interview on "Good Morning America," comedian Billy Eichner predicted the reality TV star could be "the first gay Bachelor."

During the first group date in Underwood's season, Eichner was called in as a celebrity guest to help run "Camp Bachelor." Eichner and Underwood spoke about Underwood's virginity (famously, he was the "virgin Bachelor"), and then Eichner unwittingly predicted the future.

"I'm gay. I know that's a shock, Colton," Eichner joked. "That, I think, you should look into. Maybe you're the first gay Bachelor and we don't even know."

Underwood responded with stammering and uncomfortable laughter, to which Eichner said, "Put that in your promo. See you later" - ABC actually did.

Underwood came out during an interview that aired on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. He explained he'd known he's gay since he was 6 years old, but he said he had been coming to terms with it for the past year.

He also broke up with his girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, last year. She later filed for a restraining order against him, alleging he had stalked her, in September 2020. She dropped it in November.

Underwood's admission makes him the first lead from "The Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" to be part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Since the interview, celebrities have been tweeting in support of Underwood, including Andy Cohen, Kalen Allen, and Bachelor Nation members Onyeka Ehie and Nicole Lopez-Alvar.

"Happy for @colton for speaking his truth. We support you," Ehie wrote.

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On Wednesday, Eichner had the moment brought to his attention with a tweet accompanying the clip that read, "This *did* age well." Eichner added: "I'm happy for @colton. If you're gay, be gay! I've been gay forever & I love it!"

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