Chris Harrison Addresses Bachelor Scandal
It looks like pilot Jake Pavelka wasn't the first to find love on the new season of The Bachelor.
A contestant engaged in a relationship with a male producer during the filming of the ABC reality series, host Chris Harrison told KBIG-FM radio station in Los Angeles.
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"In all seriousness, it was incredibly unfortunate. Horrible decisions were made," Harrison told Sean Valentine, KBIG's morning host. "It was embarrassing for us and in fairness to Jake and for the other women, [we said], 'Let's nip this in the bud and take care of it.' And that's what we did."
Harrison declined to identify the producer and the contestant, but said "it was uncomfortable" when the time came to sit the other contestants down and reveal the news. "There are train wrecks in this show, where I'm like, 'Oh, this is going to be great, let's let them have it,'" he said. "But this was one of those [situations] where I felt bad for everybody. It was an uncomfortable deal."
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When asked if the relationship continued after the show concluded, Harrison said he didn't know, but wondered, "Would that count on our tally as one of our couples?"
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love premieres Monday at 8/7c on ABC.