The Bachelorette tonight LIVE – Fan favorite Michael Allio shocks Katie Thurston and says he's leaving to be with son

FAN favorite Michael Allio left the competition during the special Men Tell All Episode of Katie Thurston's season of the Bachelorette.

In a heartbreaking moment, Michael told Katie that he had decided to leave to spend more time with his son.

It came after the single dad video called his toddler son, telling him: "I miss you like crazy buddy."

Little James replied, "Maybe Daddy don't want to see me."

Katie was in tears as she bid Michael goodbye, revealing "I saw us going to the end.”

The men then went on to hash out their feelings in an "explosive" special in which Katie came face-to-face with her exes.

Read our Bachelorette live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

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    MOMENT CONNOR BRENNAN MAKES OUT WITH FAN

    Hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe – who made their Men Tell All debut after Chris Harrison’s firing – brought Connor, 29, to the hot seat.

    Suddenly, a women’s voice could be heard – causing Connor to excitedly look around only to lock eyes with someone standing up in the audience. 

    “I’ve always thought you were cute and I’d be curious to see how good of a kisser you are,” the  fan said. 

    Connor eagerly replied: “I was checking you out earlier. Want to come down here?”

    The woman – who’s name is Tara – then came down from the audience and the duo proceeded to passionately make out. 

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    PREVIEW OF NEXT EPISODE

    In a preview of the next episode that came at the end of the Men Tell All special, Katie could be seen meeting the parents of the remaining men.

    A shocking scene showed Katie saying "I want someone to book me a flight home."

    The next episode on August 2 will be the "hometown" episode, followed by the finale on August 9.

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    FANS SLAM THOMAS AFTER HIS VIDEO APPEARANCE

    Twitter fans slammed Thomas after he spoke to Katie via video call to hash out their earlier conflict.

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    THOMAS CONFRONTS KATIE

    Thomas confronted Katie over video call after their relationship took a turn for the worst in New Mexico.

    "Everything that happened in New Mexico is still something that sits with me," he said.

    "I just want to say I am so sorry," he added.

    Katie replied: "I do wish nothing but the best for you."

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    FANS TOOK TO TWITTER TO CRINGE OVER KATIE'S NAME MIX-UP

    Twitter fans of the reality TV show cringed as Katie accidentally called Aaron the name of "everyone's most hated contestant."

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    KATIE ACCIDENTALLY CALLS AARON 'THOMAS'

    In a shock moment during the Men Tell All episode, Katie accidentally called Aaron "Thomas," mixing up the names of two rivals for her heart.

    It came as Connor took up his ukulele and sang Katie a song, ending "the guys on this season have got me believing in bromance."

    The rest of the men joined in to sing along.

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    TWITTER SHOWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR MICHAEL

    After his heartbreaking decision to leave the show, Twitter fans showed their strong support for the single dad.

    One praised his style, writing: "Michael A could literally pull anyone that he wants, even in a sweater vest. Men take notes. #bachelorette#BachelorNation"

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    FANS EXPRESS THEIR TEARY REACTIONS TO MICHAEL LEAVING

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    MICHAEL SAID HE WOULD '100 PERCENT' TRY AGAIN WITH KATIE

    Michael discussed his decision to break it off with Katie and return home to be with his son.

    "The fact that we were so close makes it harder," he said of his relationship with Katie. But he added, "It was my only decision."

    But in a shock moment, he added that he would "100 percent" try again with Katie after the show.

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    FANS RELIVE MICHAEL'S TRAGIC DEPARTURE

    The Men Tell All episode featured a flashback to the heartbreaking moment Michael decided to leave the show to be with his son.

    Michael made the decision after his son James said "Maybe daddy doesn't want to see me" while the two talked over Facetime.

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    'ANDREW FOR BACHELOR'

    Twitter flooded with tweets advocating for Andrew to become the next bachelor.

    "Time for Andrew S. to become the next Bachelor #bachelorette#MenTellAll," one read.

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    FANS RELIVE ANDREW AND KATIE'S BREAKUP

    Fans on Twitter remembered Katie and Andrew's tearjerker breakup earlier in the show.

    One wrote: "I’m not in the emotional space to watch Katie and Andrew break up again"

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    FLASHBACK TO ANDREW'S RELATIONSHIP WITH KATIE

    The Bachelorette aired a flashback to Andrew's relationship with Katie, and the devastating moment she didn't give him a rose.

    "It's heartbreaking. I haven't felt this way about a woman before," he said previously as he left the show.

    He said of his time on the show, "I feel what me and Katie had, we were already consistently us.

    "It was such a real thing for us both," he said.

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    TWITTER REJOICES AFTER FAN FAVORITE CONNOR KISSES AUDIENCE MEMBER

    Fans flooded Twitter with congratulations to Connor "the cat" after he spontaneously kissed a member of the audience.

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    CONNOR GIVES AUDIENCE MEMBER ROSE

    After a spontaneous kiss with a member of the audience, Connor presented the unnamed woman with a rose.

    Calls of "Tiger!" came from the other men as he went in for a second kiss.

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    CONNOR KISSES AUDIENCE MEMBER IN SHOCK MOMENT

    In a moment that shocked fans, Connor kissed an audience member who stood up to vouch for him after his rejection at Katie's hands was re-aired.

    Tayshia asked her afterwards, "How was it?"

    "11," she replied.

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    FLASHBACK TO CONNOR'S HEARTBREAK

    During the Men Tell All episode, Connor's rejection was re-aired.

    A playback showed the moment Katie told Connor that it "wasn't there" with him.

    "What could I have done better? That's a tough thought," he reflected afterwards.

    "That spark wasn't there for her."

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    TWITTER CRUSHED OVER MICHAEL'S DEPARTURE

    Twitter fans expressed their devastation at Michael's decision to leave.

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    TAYSHIA AND KAITLYN PROMPT MEN TO AIR OUT OLD ISSUES

    Fans on Twitter expressed their reactions to Tayshia and Kaitlyn prompting the men to air out their old conflicts.

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    FANS CRITICIZE BRENDAN'S ATTEMPTS TO DEFEND HIMSELF

    Fans on Twitter didn't take kindly to Brendan's attempts to defend himself.

    One fan called out his use of the term "fake news."

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    BRENDAN CALLS KARL A 'SCUMBAG AND A SNAKE'

    Brendan called out Karl for being a "scumbag and a snake" before repeatedly calling him "fake news."

    The interaction blew up after the men discussed which contestants were there for the fame.

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    KARL SLAMMED BY FANS

    Fans slammed Karl on Twitter after he tried to defend himself from allegations that he is not "there for the right reasons."

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    OTHER MEN CALL OUT CODY FOR NOT BEING HERE 'FOR THE RIGHT REASONS'

    Other contestants ganged up on Cody after he allegedly posted a Snapchat boasting that he would be "famous in six months."

    Along with Karl, Hunter, and Thomas, he has been accused of only joining the show for fame.

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    FANS CALL MICHAEL'S DECISION TO GO HOME THE 'SADDEST BREAKUP'

    Fans on Twitter called Michael's decision to go home and leave the show the "saddest breakup."

     

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    FANS DEVASTATED AFTER MICHAEL LEAVES

    Devastated fans on Twitter expressed their emotions after Michael announced he would leave the show.

    One fan wrote: "unless this ends with katie showing up at michael’s house with capri suns for james i will not be satisfied"

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