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Juan Pablo Galavis’ decisions this season, followed by his comments on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose special baffled everyone who saw them.

Especially the man sitting across from him and forced to engage him.

“I had like a pack of Tums and Pepto Bismol. I was just downing it during the show,” Chris Harrison joked to Access Hollywood in a new interview.

“It was an interesting, bizarre ride."

"I know I say this a lot about being dramatic and controversial and all that, but literally, in 12 years, it was the most confusing, bizarre show I’ve ever seen.”

Regarding the most awkward part, when Chris said that Juan Pablo had a surprise, only to have Galavis act like he had no clue what he was talking about?

“Juan Pablo told us in St. Lucia, that [on] ‘After the Final Rose,’ I have a big surprise for you,” Chris said. “He said it to one of our executives at ABC."

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Juan Pablo Galavis may or may not be the hottest Bachelor ever, but he is definitely the one who took to the role the last, according to host Chris Harrison.

With just four women remaining - Nikki Ferrell, Clare Crawley, Andi Dorfman and Renee Oteri - Juan Pablo's got big decisions to make as the season ends.

He'll have a hard time with them, Harrison says. A very hard time.

The Bachelor spoilers have a lot to say about who stays and who goes (and for what reason), but whatever the outcome, Chris says it didn't come easy.

Excerpts from the venerable host's conference call this week ...

On next week: "As far as the hometown dates go, you see like a [Sean Lowe] or any of these guys kind of roll in and it's really smooth sailing."

"And this season isn't such smooth sailing for [Juan Pablo]."

"When he goes into these homes, he's really vying for the [parents'] approval and permission, trying to win their permission to marry their daughters."

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Recently-divorced Bachelor host Chris Harrison is reportedly dating Selma Alameri, who you may recall was a contestant on Season 17 of the series.

Will you accept this unexpected rose?

  • Selma Alameri Picture
  • Chris Harrison: Pimpin'!

The 42-year-old host of the hit ABC reality show was overheard telling friends that he's in a relationship with Selma at Pearl’s Liquor Bar in LA on Thursday.

"Chris was introducing Selma as his girlfriend," an eyewitness tells the celebrity gossip magazine. "They were very cute and not taking their hands off each other."

Chris and his former wife, Gwen Harrison, who have two children together, surprisingly announced their separation last year after 18 years of marriage.

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Sean Lowe is still happy with his decision, The Bachelor's Chris Harrison says.

And you don't even need The Bachelor spoilers to guess the result, he adds.

"Going into the finale, I knew [who he would pick]," he told E! News this week.

Sean Lowe on The Bachelor Finale

That was a stark contrast from the hometown dates, when he had "no idea."

On Monday night's season finale, Sean chooses between his two finalists, Catherine Giudici and Lindsay Yenter. Opinion is split on who fans prefer.

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The Bachelor host-pimp Chris Harrison has insisted that mercurial contestant Tierra LiCausi is not a bad person, however she can be a little dramatic.

Ya think?

Tierra has been a source of controversy this season, and criticism intensified Monday when she cried, talked $h!t and threatened to leave the show.

Her antics prompted Sean Lowe to offer her a rose to convince her to stay, which didn't help matters as far as the other women in the house see it.

How long will she last? The Bachelor spoilers we've read say ... well, follow the link if you want to know. But here's how Harrison sizes her up:

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Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for! No, not Jillian's return to The Biggest Loser. Not even the National Championship football game.

The Bachelor is back! Sean Lowe, jilted by Emily Maynard during her stint as the bachelorette, the 29-year-old Texan is back and looking for love.

(If you're impatient and want to jump ahead in time, it's okay. We understand check out The Bachelor Spoilers to find out Sean's rumored top 4!)

Sean Lowe as The Bachelor

He skypes with his family and runs with his shirt off! What's not to love?

(I'd like an over/under on how many times we see Sean working out this season.)

One thing's for sure: Emily should've picked Sean. Seeing how she's already called it quits with Jef with one F and Sean was so in love with her and all.

Sean says "it took a while" to get over Emily. So, in TV talk, that means 15 minutes. Minus 3.

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Rumors of Ryan Lochte as The Bachelor are swirling ever since the Olympics, and last night, host-pimp Chris Harrison says he's very much open to the idea.

With a couple of caveats, that is:

  • Lochte must wear a Speedo the entire season.
  • Absolutely no peeing in pools at the mansion.
Ryan Lochte and Chris Harrison

"That's part of the deal" Harrison said at The Expendables 2 premiere in Hollywood. "Did you see him in his Speedo? I mean, all of America stopped."

"It's a female driven show, come on!"

Lochte, who will guest star on 90210 this fall, said of the Speedo stipulation, "That's fine ... I usually already am. There's not much of a difference."

While conventional wisdom says the show will go with Arie Luyendyk, Jr., or Sean Lowe, Harrison says "I think it would be awesome" to have Ryan.

"If he promises not to pee in the pool, we'll be alright."

"If it gets asked, I'd definitely consider it," the 28-year-old swimmer said of looking for love on The Bachelor this winter. "So we'll see what happens."

What do you think: Ryan Lochte as The Bachelor?

 

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The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and his wife of over 18 years, Gwen, are divorcing.

The couple announced their separation "after much heartfelt consideration" today.

"Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children," Chris and Gwen said in a joint statement Thursday.

Chris Harrison, Wife

Harrison, 40, is best known for hosting ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In 2010, he was accused on-screen of hitting on a producer's wife.

At the time, he was hardly ruffled by the "cheap shot" of controversial contestant Rozlyn Papa. "I had nothing to hide," he said. "My wife was there."

The couple live 35 miles from Hollywood with their kids Joshua, 9, and Taylor, 7.

Harrison, who coaches both kids' soccer teams, is "an amazing father," Gwen says. "He's very loving and involved." He's also amazing at his job.

No word if he will also be the next Bachelor, but Harrison will be back running the show for its popular spinoff (see Bachelorette spoilers) May 14.

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The Bachelor host Chris Harrison spoke to reporters via conference call today and shared his thoughts on the re-engaged Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson.

Chris paints a fair portrait of the controversial couple, and sympathizes with Courtney (though he concedes he and his family were Team Lindzi from the start).

Will the couple make it? Will we see them on TV again? And what was it like whipping out that ring on the After the Final Rose special? So many questions.

Excerpts from his lengthy interview on all of that and more below:

Courtney, Ben

On whether he's rooting for rooting Ben and Courtney:

"Of course I'm rooting them on. You know, why wouldn't you?"

"I mean, I know that she wasn't the most popular choice and that if you put it to America's vote maybe she wouldn't have been in it, but I think the important thing and the great thing about the show is that was Ben's choice."

"Why not respect that? Who am I not to respect that? And so of course I wish them the best and the million dollar question, will they make it? Who knows? Who's to say which couples make it in life? But I wish them the very best. 

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Tim Tebow as The Bachelor?

It's been talked about, by host Chris Harrison no less. This week, Chris asked the Denver Broncos star whether he would be interested in being the star of the show.

"They always say yes, but it never happens," Harrison said. "He did say yes ... but he would never do it. He has a little job called quarterback for at least another year."

Tim Tebow Pic

Tebow said he'll pass, so to speak, via Twitter: "Haha rumors can be crazy! Even though I've watched the show before, I'm definitely not gonna be on the Bachelor."

Could you imagine if Tim Tebow were The Bachelor, though?

The dates he would take the women on would be amazing:

  • Listening to Taylor Swift and sipping water at home
  • Tebowing at various national landmarks
  • Hanging out with his family
  • Playing board games
  • Watching game film

NOTE: For the latest developments on the wild, crazy current season, which Tebow most definitely would not approve of, follow this link for The Bachelor spoilers.

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