‘The Bachelor’: Chris Harrison on feelings towards Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell

Juan Pablo Nikki -Is Chris Harrison dealing with a lot of bad blood towards Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell? If you were watching “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” last night, we could get how you would come to that sort of conclusion. Juan Pablo chided the show’s host on a number of occasions for “interrupting,” and Chris seemed particularly frustrated with the refusal of the leading man to answer almost any and all questions about his relationship.

We were almost hoping that Chris would tear into the guy in some of his post-show interviews, but he did not. Why? We assume that it has a little something to do with not wanting the show to look particularly bad at casting someone like this in the first place. With that in mind, he did tell TV Guide that his “rage” was not entirely range more than confusion:

“People thought I was mad and angry, but I really wasn’t at all. I think I was just confused and a little disappointed. I kept [thinking], ‘What are you trying to accomplish?’ I didn’t know if there was some sort of act or charade going on or like a revenge thing against me or the show. He does this a lot, I’ve noticed, in life where it’s never his fault. He’s a controlling person and he was never able to let go. He created this battle in his mind and it manifested itself last night in a really bizarre manner, like I’ll show the world, I’m not going to tell this beautiful woman who loves me that I care for her. That only hurt two people in the entire world last night: Nikki and himself.”

The “revenge” argument is a good one. This is a guy who was chided in the press by ABC and producers for his comments, and he was also booted from “Dancing with the Stars” consideration after it was revealed that the majority of Americans didn’t want to see him on the show anymore. We feel like he wanted to go out there and prove something, but ironically, all he really ended up proving was that controversy brings the show big ratings.

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