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Jillian Harris says she fully supports Brad Womack getting a second chance on The Bachelor. She might even be feeling a little jealous of him, in fact.

The Bachelorette star chose Ed Swiderski. That didn't work out.

"I won't lie that when I heard he was getting a second chance, I was a bit green-eyed and thought seriously about hitting my [The Bachelor creator] Mike Fleiss speed dial, demanding he cough up my second chance, too," she writes.

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Jillian also commented on the infamous season premiere slap.

"When Chantal slapped Brad on the The Bachelor season premiere, he responded that he liked her more. I had to hold myself back from leaping through the screen to slap him again! Not because he deserved it, but because he didn't!"

"I am very much on the supporting side of this second chance debate. In fact, I'm floored at the pressure put on Brad by himself, the media, and the girls."

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Monday on The Bachelor season premiere, Brad Womack convinced us all, over and over and over again, that he is a changed man ready to fall in love.

But what if the woman of his dreams isn't ready to fall for him?!

The preview airing at the end of last night's episode hints at amazing times for Brad, but also potential heartbreak, emotional turmoil and black eyes.

Crazy psycho girls. Watch the incredible Bachelor promo below:

A couple of additional thoughts:

  • Wow, Seal. How's the career going? Then again ... Heidi Klum.
  • Sorry, Seal. Forget we said that. Still a hilarious clip though.
  • What/who do you think Brad's so upset about at the end?
  • Read The Bachelor spoilers here for more information.
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THG has a very interesting relationship with The Bachelor. It's neither love-hate, nor unbridled love, nor unfiltered hate. It's hard to put our finger on.

What we do know is this. For years, we've harped on what a d!ck Brad Womack is for ditching both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft on the finale.

We've also harped on what contrived nonsense this show is. That's what makes Brad's return this season so oddly compelling: Its genuineness.

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THE LUCKY 30: One of these women will become Mrs. Brad Womack. Or two of them will be dumped on the season finale. You never know with Brad!

For all the scripted scenes, cue cards, bogus promos and manufactured drama, Brad bailing on both Season 11 finalists was one of the franchise's best moments.

He did what he felt was right, fallout be damned. Now he's back, and for the right reasons too. Unlike that stiff Jake Pavelka, you can tell it's not about the fame.

Will he pick someone this time? Will the women trust him? For once, The Bachelor may not even need a fake scandal. An actual, real story line has written itself.

Follow the jump for THG's patented +/- recap of all the action!

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In an exhaustive and not very revealing new interview with TV Guide, King of All Pimps Chris Harrison previews the new season of The Bachelor.

In Chris' defense, he can't yet reveal The Bachelor spoilers we've already posted. His job is to get people pumped for the return of Brad Womack.

That return, he says, was not easy for the star - or the women.

Chris Harrison and Brad Womack

"There's a large group out there that's like, 'Screw this guy. I hope he falls on his face and gets what coming to him,' and he does," Harrison said.

Brad, who dumped both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft three years ago, faces some skeptical contestants - and Pappas and Croft - January 3.

But despite the animosity he initially feels, Harrison says an old-school Bachelor progression follows, sans the "crazy scandal" of recent seasons.

"There was no crazy scandal," Chris says. "It either happens or it doesn't ... Someone sleeps with one of our producers or they don't. Someone has a girlfriend back at home or they don't. We're always at the whim of our contestants."

So what CAN we expect from Brad Womack this winter?

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The Bachelor kicks off Monday, January 3, and amid questions of whether he's ready this time, Brad Womack has revealed his first major spoiler so far.

Well, we actually have all The Bachelor spoilers for this season. Including who he picks. Follow the link if you want to know. Here's what Brad reveals:

"I did find love. I'm very happy to say that. I'm a happy guy. It was completely different for several reasons. I was much more open to the process."

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"I just had a great time." - Brad Womack

The 38-year-old hunk says he did not feel the pressure to pick someone this time and "would not let anyone pressure [him] to make a decision."

But finding love was always important to Brad Womack, so when the show approached him, he felt "really, really honored to be asked again."

"I felt like I was given a second chance. I was definitely ready," says Womack. "I'm so happy to be able to say there is a very happy ending."

"I did find somebody, I did fall in love. A true love story happened."

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Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas on the Bachelor a few seasons ago. This time around, we have a hunch he ends up engaged at the end.

Engaged to ... well, read The Bachelor spoilers here if you're curious.

In any case, Jenni and DeAnna will return to confront Brad when his second stint as the show's leading man commences January 3. Can you say awkward?

  • Jenni Croft, Brad Womack
  • DeAnna Pappas, Brad Womack

So ... what have you girls been up to?

A previously released promo already revealed that Womack will be greeted with a slap by one of the aspiring women this season, an event that sets the tone.

Producers say many of the women will "question his intentions" and grill Brad Womack with "tough questions" despite his "radical personal transformation."

We imagine Jenni and DeAnna have a couple of things to read off the cue cards say to the man who broke their hearts. We can see some thrown drinks, too.

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The Bachelor's 15th season, and its second starring Brad Womack, kicked off January 3. THG has a deluge of Bachelor spoilers for you right here, right now.

Including the winner, already. Yes, the winner.

We don't relish the idea of divulging this information, but this is THG. It's what we do. You have the opportunity to exit this article right now. Still here?

Nice. So who gets engaged to Brad Womack?

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For that piece of information and everything that happens between The Bachelor season premiere and the final rose ceremony, follow the jump ...

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Brad Womack is back for a second stint as The Bachelor, and as luck would have it, ABC has already given us three full minutes of hilarious nonsense to watch.

If this looks like the kind of montage ABC will typically play at the end of the season premiere, a la "this season on The Bachelor," that's because it sort of is.

They're really trying to get out ahead of The Bachelor spoilers this time. Good luck with that, ABC, but thanks for whetting our appetites for the Jan. 3 opener:

We've already seen him get bitch-slapped, but it was worth a second look, and the rest was great. Some thoughts on The Bachelor sneak preview above ...

  • We know the video quality sucks. Bear with us until we find a better copy.
  • Was that lightning and rain? God hates Brad more than Steve Johnson.
  • Brad Womack has a staggering number of awesome plaid shirts.
  • Expect to hear "Is he scared of commitment?!" about 465 times.
  • That and every insult in the book. These writers women show no mercy.
  • Brad has done A LOT of soul searching. So much so, he says it twice.
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"This is for every woman in America." - First girl out of the limo on The Bachelor this coming season, before slapping Brad Womack in a totally unscripted move

Looks like it didn't take long for America's Most Hated Bachelor to get his. You knew sparks would fly when they cast him a second time, but nothing like this.

For Brad Womack, the first night of The Bachelor (premiering January 3) was a bit like stepping into the lion's den. Here's a look at his rude awakening ...

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Brad Womack couldn't find a wife on The Bachelor last time, but the former contestant is confident he'll find someone this time if people will give him a chance.

Tenley Molzahn, who was rejected on the season finale of the show herself (by that stiff Jake Pavelka), believes in Brad as well. To her, the reason is simple.

"I don't think he would enter back into round two if he wasn't sure," Tenley told People in an interview. "He got pretty butchered at the end of his last run."

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Brad Womack has KipTen/Lolzahn in his corner.

"I think [Brad Womack] had his chance the first time, so he knows what to expect," she said at Andre Agassi's charity event. "Who knows, though, they could throw him for a loop, but I think he has a better idea of what he's walking into."

DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft both got their hearts broken on the 11th season of The Bachelor. Tenley was nixed in favor of Vienna Girardi (?!) last season.

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