Following Chris Harrison's decision to step aside from The Bachelor, contestants past and present have been sharing their thoughts on whether or not the long-time host of the franchise should be permanently removed from his hosting duties. Now, on the heels of the news that Harrison could be taking legal action, one former contestant of The Bachelorette has recalled why he thinks Harrison is a "total douchebag."
I recently spoke with Josh Seiter, who was a contestant during The Bachelorette Season 11, and I asked what his thoughts were on the current situation with Chris Harrison. The reality star was quick to share why he doesn't think of Harrison as a stand-up guy – which is putting it lightly – and also talked about his past experiences with the host during Seiter's time on the show. In is words:
Josh Seiter went on to say that even during the relatively short time he was on The Bachelorette, he was still shocked by Chris Harrison's behavior. For those that don't remember, Josh Seiter was eliminated in Week 1 of Season 11 after he stripped his clothes off for Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson. Needless to say, nobody gave a rose to Seiter, but Chris Harrison apparently gave him a hard time about it.
To that end, Josh Seiter isn't too upset that Chris Harrison may never host The Bachelor or any of its spinoffs again. Seiter agreed that Harrison's defending Rachael Kirkconnell was out of line, and added that he already had it out for Harrison after what happened shortly following his Season 11 elimination from The Bachelorette.
For all those reasons, as well as for Chris Harrison's current controversy, Josh Seiter wasn't sad to see the long-time host step away for any amount of time. He's not the only former contestant to express similar opinions either, even though Harrison has found some support out there from former contestants. Meanwhile, ABC has still not officially signaled what Harrison's fate with the franchise could be going forward.
What has been confirmed is that Chris Harrison will not host the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, and hosting duties will actually fall on Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe for the upcoming season. For now, Harrison will be away, but given the network hasn't officially fired him, there's still a chance he may return.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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