Chris Harrison Says Peter Kraus Wasn’t in the Position to Make Requests for ‘The Bachelor’


In April 2020, Peter Kraus from Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette revealed he turned down The Bachelor not as soon as, however 3 times. The 35-year-old delved into why he stated no to the favored actuality franchise, regardless of being a fan-favorite on the time. However now, it appears host Chris Harrison has a unique perspective on the state of affairs, hinted there’s extra to The Bachelor course of than we all know.

Peter Kraus says he turned down ‘The Bachelor’ 3 times

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On April 23, Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti launched a brand new episode of the Almost Famous podcast that includes Kraus. The Bachelorette alum opened up about his relationship with the franchise and revealed he denied The Bachelor on three totally different events. 

“I attempted to return to regular life and it didn’t work,” Kraus stated. “They requested me to be the bachelor and I stated no. Straight up no. A few weeks later, they known as once more and made it a little bit extra formal. I nonetheless stated no. Then we have been out in New York for Good Morning America after the After the Finale Rose. They requested me there, and once more, I stated no.”

Kraus then defined why he turned down the function. Because it seems, the fact star was seeing somebody on the time. He wasn’t positive whether or not he was prepared to surrender that relationship for the present. In the meantime, Kraus was nonetheless unsure he would be capable of get engaged on the finish. 

“It wasn’t that I knew for a indisputable fact that I didn’t need to, it was extra that I couldn’t promise them that I might,” Kraus stated. “I didn’t need to be pressured to do it if I stated sure to the present.”

Peter Kraus reveals what he would have accomplished if he grew to become ‘The Bachelor’

Nonetheless talking with Higgins and Iaconetti on the Nearly Well-known podcast, Kraus delved into his negotiations surrounding The Bachelor. He admitted the producers provided him much less cash than his earnings on the time. However cash wasn’t a significant component. So then they moved onto different modifications inside the present to probably assist Kraus in his journey and The Bachelorette alum made a number of requests.

“I needed to spend extra time with folks individually,” Kraus stated. “I needed to have the ability to simply go into the home and see folks of their pure habitat. That means, it didn’t really feel like folks have been placing on a present for me. So it was extra like that is who you truly are.”

The 35-year-old additionally requested counseling for himself and his closing ladies. “I needed relationship counseling for myself and the highest like 4 or 5 women in the course of the course of,” Kraus stated. “In order that means, we might work issues out on a deep stage. I needed continued assist for myself and that person who I selected after the actual fact.”

Chris Harrison responds to Peter Kraus’ claims

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight launched on Might 5, Harrison responded to Kraus’ remarks on the Nearly Well-known podcast. 

“I’ve heard lots of people say they turned it down or they did this,” Harrison stated. “Nice, good on you. I’m all behind you — no matter floats your boat.”

That stated, the host confirmed Kraus was in contract negotiations to probably develop into the subsequent bachelor. However, after acknowledging The Bachelor franchise contestants are, certainly, given entry to relationship counseling, Harrison famous Kraus could not have been far sufficient to make any requests.

“It’s regular for us to have a number of candidates coming in,” Harrison stated. “To start with, we’ve got to seek out who is accessible and who is basically honest, and we carry them in for interviews. There’s a vetting course of that goes all the best way as much as the highest of the community.”

He continued: “There’s a lot that goes into it, as a substitute of ‘Hey, Peter, you need to be the Bachelor? Nice, come on!’ To not put a giant pin on this massive balloon, however that may have been the beginning of the place we might have gone. That may not have been the ultimate step.”

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