There is another new episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” airing tonight on ABC, and by and large it feels like the purpose of this one is going to be saying goodbye to one Chad Johnson. He was already kicked off the show by Chris Harrison, and in theory, the producers really could’ve ended things on this past episode. Yet, this is a show that likes to milk things for every last drop that they can, and with that in mind, it seems fairly clear that Monday night you’re going to continue to see them drag this out like nobody’s business to the point where you wonder if they really have anything else.
What may surprise you is that despite being insulted and yelled at by Chad, Harrison himself doesn’t have any ill will towards him. Speaking per E! News in a new interview, the host admitted that he’d seen a softer side of him that was the sort of person he wanted to have on this show:
“We gave him enough rope to hang himself, but he did … This is why I’m not angry at him, I’m not mad at him, I don’t dislike him at all. There is a reason he behaves the way he does. I would go so far as to say it comes from some sort of hurt insecurity…there is an issue there. After he goes to a certain length, you see him get very sad and very sorrowful and very apologetic, and you can tell he doesn’t like that, he doesn’t want to be that person. That’s the guy I wanted to come back.”
Is this the last time we’ll see Chad on reality TV? We certainly doubt it; we’re sure he will return for some sort of “Paradise” reunion if there is one, and ultimately, maybe he’ll return to the show next year with a clearer head. (Let’s face it: Drama is often prioritized over anything else with this show.) Even if ABC decides they’ve had enough of the guy, another franchise could easily come in and swoop him up.
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