Bachelor Nation has a love-hate relationship with producers of the favored tv sequence. Kelley Flanagan, Melissa Rycroft, Colton Underwood and extra members of Bachelor Nation have feuded with producers over time.
The season 23 Bachelor wrote in his 2020 e-book, The First Time: Discovering Myself and On the lookout for Love on Actuality TV, that he felt betrayed by producers once they referred to as his frontrunner Cassie Randolph’s dad and invited him to Thailand through the last weeks of filming.
“It was all clear and excellent and all the pieces a dad or mum ought to do. I’m positive that’s why my previous pal, supervising producer Ruby Taylor, had referred to as Matt within the first place,” he wrote. “She’d contacted him a number of days earlier and advised him that Cassie was actually struggling along with her emotions and will use him as a sounding board. … It made me really feel like manufacturing was working in opposition to me and making an attempt to assist Cassie break up with me.”
Whereas selling his e-book, Colton advised Us that he wasn’t allowed to publicly focus on Peter Weber’s season of the present as a result of manufacturing knew he would “preserve it too actual.”
He defined in April 2020, “I really feel like that’s the producer’s job is to kind of assist information the lead, information the individual I felt like they hung [Peter] out to dry in so many various methods and set him up for failure.”
He went on to offer extra context into his personal relationship with producers: “I understand, like, that is an leisure enterprise, it’s a enterprise and also you don’t take issues personally, however I’m nonetheless gonna preserve an expert relationship with you. I simply requested for that in return. I believe when the road began getting crossed, and I acquired advised to be a ‘good little boy’ and ‘preserve my mouth shut.’ Like that’s after I was like, ‘You don’t get to say that.’”
Throughout Peter’s season of the present, followers realized that he briefly met Kelley Flanagan earlier than filming started. Whereas they’d a spark, the pilot despatched her packing earlier than hometown dates on season 24, which aired in 2020. Kelley later alleged that manufacturing prevented her from forming a relationship with Peter.
“The primary couple of weeks I noticed him take a look at me otherwise in comparison with after we acquired on our one-on-one and I might inform one hundred percent that like producers have been in his head,” Kelley advised Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti on the “Virtually Well-known” podcast in April 2020. “As a result of on the one-on-one, nothing occurred between us however he had this, like, demeanor towards me that was so pissed off and I used to be him, like, ‘What the hell have been you advised?’ as a result of nothing occurred right here so that you can have this perspective. And so proper then and there, I knew one thing was occurring behind the scenes, and I used to be like, ‘That is bulls–t’. … [I told him], ‘They don’t let me see you. They locked me up in a closet for 3 hours final week, and so they gained’t let me see you.’ I stated, ‘You clearly know they push some folks ahead and so they don’t push others ahead.’”
Chris Harrison later revealed that he referred to as Kelley after he heard her claims.
“I stated, ‘What was that? ‘We don’t lock folks in closets, so clearly, you weren’t locked in a closet for 3 hours. What did you imply?’” he advised Leisure Tonight in April 2020. “What she meant by that was she was pissed off. She’s a wise lady who I believe is used to getting what she needs, and she or he didn’t get that point with Peter. You’re not in a closet. It’s in a room, and generally it takes hours. It depends upon what’s occurring on the time … I believe Kelley was pissed off on the time, and that’s how she articulated that.”
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