‘The Bachelor’ is changing the every-day man. Or at least that’s what host, Chris Harrison, thinks! He revealed in a brand new interview, that the show has made quite an enduring legacy and the quality of the contestants has actually gotten better! Do you agree?
Season 19 (!) of The Bachelor premieres on Jan. 5 and before the show came back, perpetual Bachelor host, Chris Harrison, 43, sat down with GQ to discuss the show’s lasting success. Chris, who is a recently divorced bachelor himself even touches on whether or not he’d join the show, or even cast his ex-wife as the next Bachelorette!
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“Every season there’s someone who rubs everyone else the wrong way,” Christ told the magazine, adding that there are actually very few fights between the guys who compete on the show. As to why this is, Chris says, “Maybe we’ve created a better man.”
Well, that’s one possibility!
Also in the interview, Chris opens up about his divorce from ex-wife, Gwen, and what it’s like to host the show now that he himself is also a single bachelor.
Chris Harrison: A Bachelor Himself
Though at first Chris was anxious to get back in the dating game after his “amicable” split in 2012, that urge quickly faded. “Once I got divorced, there was this knee-jerk reaction to get back in the action and date,” said Chris. “I think there’s something wrong in that. I’m incredibly, stunningly happy. What gave me angst was relationships.“
However, he doesn’t really love being single, either! “I would love to say I’m that guy who sleeps around, but I’m just not. That’s not my thing. I tried. I’m not good at it. It’s exhausting,” he said.
While Chris has said he has no desire to himself be a Bachelor, how would he feel about his ex-wife looking for love on the show? “There’s a part of me, the producer side, that knows it would be epic television,” said Chris. “Good or bad.”
That’s something we would love to see! The new season of The Bachelor premieres Monday, Jan. 5 on ABC. Are you guys excited? Let us know!
— Casey Mink