‘The Bachelor’: Lance Bass Has an Idea for the Most ‘Dramatic’ Season Ever

Former NSYNC band member Lance Bass has an idea for the most “dramatic” season ever of ABC’s The Bachelor. The entertainment personality admitted that he would love to helm a twist to the reality dating show if ABC ever decides to expand their franchise beyond their original versions of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise.

Lance Bass appeared as host of Bachelor in Paradise.
Lance Bass | ABC/Craig Sjodin

Lance Bass is a huge fan of ‘The Bachelor’

Bass is a huge fan of the roster of ABC dating shows which feature singles looking for love. He has seen every season of all three shows in The Bachelor franchise and jumped at the chance to host several episodes of Bachelor in Paradise this season. In an interview with People Magazine, Bass called himself a “freak fan” of the shows.

“When they asked me to do Paradise, I jumped at the chance because I’m a freak fan … I think it’s just so fun,” he explained. “Walking onto that beach for the first time, it took me 10 minutes to really kind of compose myself and not be like, the biggest freak fan. I’m like, ‘No, I’m here to host. I’m supposed to be cool. Just play it cool!'”

Lance Bass said he would love to host a ‘dramatic’ LGBTQ version of the series

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Bass shared his idea of what he believes would be the most “dramatic” season of the series ever.

“If you want the most dramatic season ever, do an LGBTQ version,” he admitted to Variety. “I think maybe it’s the time for ‘The Bachelor’ to do a gay Bachelor. I think that would be so much fun,” Bass says. “And I definitely know a host if you need it. I have not talked to anyone about that, but I would be so down.”

Bass, who came out as gay in 2006, said that he met his husband, Michael Turchin, near where Bachelor in Paradise shoots, in Punta Mita, Mexico. The couple wed in 2014 and are expecting twins via a surrogate in a few short months. 

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Bass followed actor and comedian David Spade, another fan of the series, who hosted the season premiere and several episodes thereafter.

After Bass, Tituss Burgess, Lil Jon, and Wells Adams will step up to the plate. Adams is also the show’s bartender and the master of rose ceremonies. These celebrities took over for Chris Harrison, who formally left the franchise in May of this year after almost 20 years host and The Bachelor‘s most recognizable face and host.

Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.