The new season of The Bachelorette is just about upon us and the Bachelor Nation is worried!
Host Chris Harrison was also one of them, admitting that her unveiling gave him major concern for the future of the franchise.
“It really was a trainwreck,” Chris told E! News. “She was kind of tragic, and I was scared to death. I know Bachelor Nation was like, oh wow, this is our Bachelorette? I know they were skeptical. I was…scared.”
“Whoever was skeptical after the After the Final Rose special and was scared: I was in that boat. I was scared to death!” he told THR. “I left that special thinking, ‘Oh, dear Lord, did we just make a huge mistake?’ But thankfully, after night one — actually, about an hour into filming that first night — I realized: this was the woman. This was Hannah.”
“She came in firing on all cylinders, controlled the situation, was funny, sweet, powerful and all the things that we knew she was,” he added. “That’s when I thought, ‘Okay, this is Hannah.’ So if you’re scared to death, just give it a second. You’ll be okay, just as I was.”