Chris Harrison Was Worried Peter Weber’s ‘Bachelor’ Season Would End Because of Hannah Brown
Brown was brought on to host a group date but Weber found her crying alone backstage after she gave her instructions to the women. The two proceeded to have an emotional conversation about their relationship and, seemingly, their unresolved feelings. Weber asked Brown to join his season and she said “maybe.” He asked her if she regretted sending him home and she told him she thinks about it all the time.
The conversation between Hannah Brown and Peter Weber wasn’t supposed to happen
According to host Chris Harrison, the conversation was never supposed to take place backstage at the group date.
“The conversation you’re witnessing right now was not supposed to happen. That was not ever produced or intended. It’s just something that organically happened and then it scared the hell out of all of us because the show might end,” he told Us Weekly at the Television Critics’ Association’s winter press tour on Wednesday, January 8. “Monday, people need to be warned that we’re going to pick up right where we left off. It is immediately right back into that riveting, gut-wrenching, I-probably-shouldn’t-be-watching-this-personal-moment moment.”
As Harrison and the other producers watched Weber’s conversation with Brown unfold, they were worried the season would end abruptly.
“If I was teaching a class, I would say, ‘Create a show completely and utterly unlike The Bachelor,’ because as a producer, you should know the middle, beginning and the end. And we don’t know that,” he told the publication. “The show could end at any moment for us. It’s unpredictable. It’s out of our control. And that’s a terrible way to do television. It’s really dumb! But sometimes it lends itself to great TV.”
‘The Bachelor’ producers questioned if they should film Peter Weber’s conversation with Hannah Brown
Harrison went on to say that the conversation between Weber and Brown was so personal he and the producers questioned whether they should even be filming.
“While this was happening, [we were] thinking, ‘Should we be filming this? I don’t know, it’s so personal.’ But this is what makes Hannah and Peter so lovable and so likable,” he said. “They are willing to go there and really expose themselves and obviously there are issues and things in their relationship they thought were resolved. They’re not.”
Bachelor Nation doesn’t have to wait too much longer to find out what comes of Weber’s heart-to-heart with Brown.
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8:00 pm on ABC.