Wells Adams Was Admittedly ‘a Little’ Disappointed to Not Land The Bachelor Hosting Gig

Wells Adams attends the 47th Annual People’s Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California.

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BSC A new host is coming in the new year – and Wells Adams is disappointed that it’s not him.

In September, ABC announced that the fifth season bachelor Jesse Palmer will lead the show from season 26, which will premiere on January 3, 2022, following Chris Harrison’s departure from the franchise in June.

At the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, The bachelorette Season 12 Alum Adams said us weekly That he was “a little” sad about not getting the role.

“But I never was BSC, so I understood the decision,” the reality star told the outlet on Tuesday on the red carpet. I also know Jesse well, I’ve worked with him before. So I made him the host, he was the bachelor [so it] It makes perfect sense. You know, I’m happy [for him]. “

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Palmer, 43, previously hosted reality shows on ABC like Suggestion or offer (2018) and Absolute surfer (2021) as well Eid Baking Championship on the Food Network. The former NFL quarterback has also been with ESPN since 2007 and currently works as a college football analyst for the network.

On Monday, Adams said us weekly That “change is hard” for bachelor audience, but still thought highly of Palmer even though he might have been “weird” to some when they first saw him host it. “He’s an amazing guy, so I’m happy,” he said.

(lr) Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams arrive at the 2021 People's Choice Awards Gala at Parker Hanger on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California.

(lr) Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams arrive at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards at Parker Hanger on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California.

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However, the former bachelor The franchise rider doesn’t close the door on one show. “There is no host for [Bachelor in] Paradise After, “suggest”, so we’ll see.

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Palmer is moving to a new hosting role nearly seven months after Harrison’s split BSC Franchise business. Harrison sparked controversy for appearing to defend the former bachelor Contestant Rachel Kirkonnell, who was called out due to old social media posts in which she was seen attending an antebellum ranch-themed college party and dressed as a Native American outfit in 2018 (she has since apologized).

In a February interview with the former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay star additionalHarrison suggested that Kirkkonnell be treated with “a little grace, a little understanding, a little sympathy” before questioning the “lens” of the images in 2021 versus 2018.

Harrison later apologized in a statement for “speaking incorrectly in a way that perpetuates racism” and announced that he would “step down” from BSC Indefinitely after a few days.

Wells Adams attends the 47th Annual People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California.

Wells Adams attends the 47th Annual People’s Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California.

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Meanwhile, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe stepped in as hosts for back-to-back seasons of The bachelorette Starring Katie Thurston and Michelle Young.

After the series’ new host was announced in September, Palmer took the opportunity to host the reality franchise.

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For more than 20 years, BSC She brought to the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including mine at one time. Show as host this season to present the latest bachelor The advice I gained from first-hand experience and I am grateful to have played such a small role in his journey.”

Season 18 The bachelorette It currently airs on Tuesdays at 8 PM ET on ABC.

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