Chris Harrison Claims He Was Ready to Quit ‘The Bachelor’, Says Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams Were ‘Doomed to Fail’ as Hosts
Looks like Chris Harrison and The single person franchise are broken for good.
In the latest episode of Harrison’s recently launched podcast, The most dramatic podcast of all time, the former franchise host chatted with guest and fellow alum Kaitlyn Bristowe about everything from their fractured friendship and his time co-hosting the bachelorette with Tayshia Adams on her feelings about leaving the shows and whether or not he misses The single person.
When Bristowe asked Harrison if he missed “it” (i.e. the shows and job he had before leaving the franchise in 2021 after a tone-deaf interview with the first Black BacheloretteRachel Lindsay) he admitted that while he misses hosting TV, he doesn’t miss The single person.
“I love the career I’ve had. I love hosting. I love to produce. Whether it be The single person Or Miss America Or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I mean, I’ve done a ton of work over 20 or 30 years. And so I love that,” Harrison explained. “I miss the people on the show. I miss some of the people you have to work with, you know…[are] the most talented crew in the world, and I love and adore them. They’re so amazing at what they do, and it’s been an honor to be their face and their voice for so many years. But the overall show? No. I don’t know. I don’t know. Honestly.”
“This ship has sailed. And it was wonderful. And I don’t say that bitterly,” Harrison continued. “There is a time and a space for all relationships. And it took me from here to there, and it was a wonderful relationship that changed my life, and I will always be grateful for that. But there is a time to move on and it is time.
Bristowe acknowledged that in his ideal world, Harrison would have chosen to leave the show differently. But when asked if he was ready to leave when he was ousted, he replied: “It was about time. It was definitely time. »
“I was [ready]. lauren [Zima, Harrison’s fiancé] even told me…’Wow. Now seeing you now, I can see how mixed up you were with your emotions leaving the show and when it was going to happen,” Harrison shared.
After Harrison’s departure, Bristowe and Adams were hired to co-host a season of the bachelorette. And although Harrison didn’t listen to the season, he had A plot of thoughts on the arrangement, which – to begin with – was called a “mentoring” job rather than a hosting job.
“I’m not going to call you a mentor because that’s bullshit. You two were hosting the show,” he told Bristowe. “The only thing that really upset me when I heard that you and Tayshia were the host is that it was you and Tayshia, and they named two of you, because you were doomed. You were set up to fail. It was never going to succeed… There is no room for two people. There is no room for two mentors. There is no room for two emotions in this mental space that you take over. And so it was never going to work.
You can listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of the podcast conversation to learn more about Bristowe’s experience as a “mentor”, his relationship with Harrison, and more.
New York Post