The Bachelor's Chris Harrison Dropped A Huge Bombshell On Kaitlyn Bristowe, And Her Reaction Was Adorable

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Spoilers ahead for the June 15 episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever, all about Kaitlyn Bristowe.

The second episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever was all about the leading lady of The Bachelorette Season 11: Kaitlyn Bristowe. Although she was unforgettable for twists ranging from having to beat out another contender to be Bachelorette to sleeping with Nick Viall before the fantasy suites, arguably the biggest twist of the episode barely had anything to do with The Bachelorette, but rather another ABC competition series. Chris Harrison dropped a Dancing with the Stars bombshell on Kaitlyn, and her reaction was absolutely adorable.

As expected, Chris Harrison called up Kaitlyn Bristowe, now in a relationship with Jason Tartick who entered Bachelor Nation as one of Becca Kufrin's suitors on her season of The Bachelorette. After Harrison and Jason accidentally pranked Kaitlyn into thinking that Jason was going to propose and Harrison was going to ordain their marriage via video chat, Harrison revealed that he did have a very big question to ask her. He paused to build the suspense, leading Jason to say that he had "goosebumps" and Kaitlyn to look very serious.

But, as it turned out, it was a good thing! Chris Harrison asked Kaitlyn if she wanted to join the next season of Dancing with the Stars, and her reaction was the cutest. Here's what she had to say/shriek in response:

Are you serious?! Okay, play it cool, Kaitlyn, play it cool. Are you serious?! I'm shaking. Oh my gosh! Chris, I'm gonna cry. I feel like this is back to the moment where you told me I was the Bachelorette! And I'm like -- that is the last thing I thought in the world you were gonna say. I thought you were gonna ask me to take over your job! I don't know, that was like the last thing. I'm literally freaking out! Yes, yes, yes, yes! Oh my God, I am so honored to say yes--and humbled!

Forget the Nick Viall and Shawn Booth drama of the previous two and a half hours of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever, because Kaitlyn Bristowe's reaction to being invited on Dancing with the Stars was the best thing to come out of the entire night. She was clearly 100% surprised by Chris Harrison's invitation, which honestly makes sense. Harrison may host a shocking number of ABC series thanks to his gig on all the Bachelor Nation shows, but who would have expected him to drop a Dancing with the Stars reveal?

The cuteness wasn't limited to just Kaitlyn's reaction. Jason wasn't in on the surprise, so he had no idea what was coming either, and his reaction to Kaitlyn's reaction was pretty darn sweet. He immediately grinned and started laughing because she could even say anything, and seemed almost as happy for her as she was to get to chance to go on Dancing with the Stars. Way to go, Jason!

Take a look at everything Kaitlyn had to say, and then her final reaction to the Dancing with the Stars bombshell:

The rest of the cast for Dancing with the Stars' next season hasn't been announced yet, so it may be slightly premature, but I'm still going to say that I'm rooting for Kaitlyn Bristowe and whoever her partner is for now. That cute of a reaction deserves to last in the dance competition!

Besides, she wouldn't be the first Bachelorette to successfully take the Dancing with the Stars stage. Hannah Brown, who was rumored to return to The Bachelorette for a second time, won the last season of Dancing with the Stars. Will the next season belong to Kaitlyn Bristowe?

Dancing with the Stars was only officially renewed for Season 29 in the end of May, so fans will likely have to wait for more details of the cast of celebrity dancers. For now, you can look forward to more Bachelor with The Bachelor: The Greatest Season Ever episodes airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For more viewing options now and in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our 2020 summer premiere schedule!

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