The Bachelor & Bachelorette: 21 Stunning Exits That Rocked Reality TV

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The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have seen their share of eliminations over the years. After all, 24 people get the chop for every one winner!

There are always one or two exists that come as true shockers, however, especially in situations where a contender departs outside of a rose ceremony.

Monday's exit of Eric Hill, which tragically preceded the contestant's death by mere weeks, made for the biggest drama of Andi Dorfman's season so far.

But Eric is far from the first contestant to leave in controversial fashion. Right reasons or not, sometimes emotions run high and it doesn't work out.

From head-scratching rose ceremony stunners to significant others back home to "it's not you it's me" and everything in between, we've seen it all.

Here are 21 of The Bachelor and Bachelorette's most shocking eliminations:

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]