‘The Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison Wanted to Yell at Peter Weber, Colton Underwood and Hannah Brown During Their Seasons
Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor ended with a proposal, but not a wedding. Bachelor Nation can currently watch The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, in which singles sing to each other to find love. Chris Harrison is still hosting, and it might be a relief compared to some of the shenanigans he’s dealt with.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for previous seasons of The Bachelor.]
Harrison was on The Kelly Clarkson Show on May 7 to promote Listen to Your Heart and his rosé with Seagrams. He told Clarkson he’s had frustrations with Bachelors and Bachelorettes, but he had to reign it in and stay professional. The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Chris Harrison was as frustrated with Peter Weber as ‘The Bachelor’ viewers were
Weber was a fan favorite coming into The Bachelor, a former Bachelorette contestant who got his heart broken by Hannah Brown. Pretty soon, Bachelor Nation found Weber insufferably indecisive. By the end, he narrowed his choice down to two, but one bailed after meeting his family. He proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss, but they broke up one month after taping the show. Harrison couldn’t even with Weber either.
“Even this last season with Peter, I wanted to just grab him by the shirt collar and be like, ‘Come on, man. Pull it together!’ because he was a mess coming down the stretch,” Harrison told Clarkson.
Colton Underwood and Hannah Brown tested Chris Harrison’s ‘Bachelor’ limits too
Underwood famously jumped over a fence to escape the rejection he faced in his Bachelor finale. Brown’s whole season pushed Harrison.
“Colton obviously jumping the fence and running away with me in the Portuguese countryside,” Harrison commiserated. “Even Hannah and I had our moments.”
Chris Harrison freaks out because he cares
Harrison hosted The Bachelor and its spinoffs since its 2002 premiere. For context, Harrison told Clarkson his oldest son was an infant in the first season and is graduating high school in 2020. So when Harrison gets frustrated with Bachelors and Bachelorettes, it’s because he wants them to find love.
“I think probably with every Bachelor and Bachelorette, there is that moment where they want to scream at me and sometimes they do, and then I want to yell at them,” Harrison said. “That’s part of it. Honestly, I do get involved in these people’s lives and I do care about them. I think when you do love people, it’s not that you abuse them. That’s not love but I think you do have those heated moments where you’re really telling your truth.”
18 years of hosting ‘The Bachelor’ has to be worth something
Harrison will be the first to admit he’s not an expert. However, he has more experience than most people when it comes to relationships. Not everyone has witnessed 18 years of love connections and breakups.
“I feel like I’m not a doctor, but I definitely should have some sort of honorary degree in psychology of dealing with relationships because I have truly seen it all,” Harrison said. “I’ve been through it myself and seen it on TV.”