Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner Dishes on ‘Different’ Fantasy Suites

The inaugural Golden Bachelor, Gerry Turner, is able to embrace the fact TV course of with one exception.

“I simply suppose {that a} Fantasy Suite for somebody of my age might look fairly completely different,” Gerry, 72, informed Leisure Tonight in an interview printed on Saturday, August 12. “The actions might be fairly completely different than for somebody of their 20s and 30s.”

Gerry — who spoke with ET forward of his first evening of filming — famous that he’s not nervous in regards to the in a single day dates, however his household is extra cautious. “[It makes] my daughters much more nervous than me,” he quipped, referring to daughters Angie and Jenny and granddaughters Charlee and Payton.

In typical seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, a lead will invite their three finalists on particular person in a single day dates to additional discover their connections with out cameras. Whereas it isn’t recognized precisely what goes down within the fantasy suites, many former present stars have revealed that the night can be utilized to get intimate or speak in-depth about necessary conversations.

Gerry’s kids, whom he shared with late spouse Toni Turner, are additionally not on board with watching him make out together with his contestants on the present.

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“They mentioned completely none of that. They mentioned don’t do it,” he joked to ET, revealing that he’s “been ignoring that a part of the recommendation.” Gerry added: “They mentioned decide your moments. They mentioned take pleasure in each minute you’ll be able to.’ They’re very a lot followers of the present. They received me began watching it. They have been those that motivated me to reply early on to the casting name.”

The Golden Bachelor, a senior model of the long-running ABC courting present, was greenlit in Might. Two months later, it was introduced that Gerry can be the primary star handy out the golden roses.

Many current members of Bachelor Nation have been excited to be taught extra in regards to the Indiana native’s season — and gave Us Weekly the unique scoop about why they have been eager to observe.

“Any Bachelor [show], I tune in. I’m very grateful for them. They positively get my viewership,” Andrew Spencer solely mentioned throughout a July episode of Us’ “Right here for the Proper Causes” podcast. “I actually would relatively put bleach in my eyes than watch my mother making out with somebody.”

‘The Golden Bachelor’ stars Jenny Younger, Angie Warner, Payton Younger, Gerry Turner, and Charlee Younger.
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One other Bachelor Nation mother, Matt James’ mom Patty James, additionally has her eye on Gerry. “We actually, actually, actually don’t know … if she’s on it or not,” Matt’s girlfriend from his season of The Bachelor, Rachael Kirkconnell, informed Us final month, responding to rumors that Patty had been forged for Gerry’s season. “I’m very excited to see no matter occurs. I’m actually excited for Gerry. I feel he’s going to be an excellent Bachelor. I imply, he looks like absolutely the excellent candidate, so I’m actually excited to observe. … I’m rooting for love [for Patty] any day, whether or not it’s on TV or off.”

Whereas the forged for season 1 of The Golden Bachelor has not been revealed, Gerry himself informed Selection earlier this week that he was effective with producers “blurring the strains” when it comes to an age vary between 60 to 70.

The Golden Bachelor is presently filming and is slated to premiere on ABC this fall.