Hannah Brown will return on The Bachelor, but it might not be as provocative as it appears.
Chris Harrison sat down with E! News and said that Brown’s return was a “mutual” decision that was meant to help Pete Weber move forward with his new role on the show.
“I think it’s something that needed to be dealt with, the relationship. I think it’s a relationship that didn’t have a clean, clear break,” Harrison said. “I think there were and maybe are feelings there, and some underlying feelings that maybe they thought they had both dealt with, but I knew once they saw each other, they probably hadn’t really dealt with them all, so I think it’s a hurdle that we needed to clear before we moved forward.”
Brown and Weber had a very public relationship, and a lot has happened in both of their lives without much time for proper closure.
“I think it was important that she was a part of this, because she was a big part of Peter’s life,” he said. “I think they did love each other very much on her season, and I think that was a very tough decision for Hannah to make not to end up with peter, and one that she’s probably thought a lot about, and I think it was something that needed to be done, and a conversation that needed to be had.”
Although promos for the new season of The Bachelor made it seem as though Hannah would be joining the season, Reality Steve was quick to explain that it was all orchestrated for the drama. “B4 everyone freaks out when first promo airs tonight, Hannah WAS NOT a contestant on Peters season. She gets out of the limo to talk to him night 1 (didn’t join the party), & shows up on a date in ep 3 again to talk. Both were in LA. She just took a couple hrs off DWTS to do it,” he tweeted on November 25.
The Bachelor will premiere on Monday, January 6, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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