'The Bachelor': Chris Harrison approached Madison Prewett as Peter Weber thought his 'opportunity was lost'
MEAWW caught up with Chris Harrison and he opened up about exactly why he went to meet Madison himself, and about Peter wanting closure from Hannah
Chris Harrison spilled the tea on why he chose to go and bring Madison Prewett back after Peter Weber's engagement with Hannah Ann Sluss. He also spoke about Hannah Ann's claim on Peter wanting closure from Hannah Brown post their engagement.
'The Bachelor' Season 24 came to a dramatic end on Tuesday night after a two-part finale. We finally got to see who Peter's mom, Barbara Weber, was crying about, the bad news that Chris had for Peter right before the final rose ceremony, who did Peter end up with, etc...
Throughout the two-part finale, a lot of drama went down, right from Madison leaving, Peter and Hannah Ann breaking off their engagement, Chris going to Madison's hometown to bring her back, to Barb's reaction towards Madison and Peter's relationship.
While a few fans were glad that Madison was back, most wondered why it was Chris who went to Auburn, Alabama, to talk to Madison instead of Peter himself.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) caught up with Chris Harrison and he opened up about exactly why he chose to go meet Madison himself, and about Peter wanting closure from Hannah.
Starting off, Chris shared that the live finale was wild, sad and unfortunate. Talking about why he went after Madison, instead of Peter himself, Chris revealed, "I mean, I knew where Peter was. I didn't need to go after him. I knew where his head was and I knew where Madison's head was as well because producers had been talking to her and my thought was, look, Peter's on the same page, Madison, what are we doing here? The only difference was, Madison didn't know what happened. So it really wasn't her place or her right to reach out because she had taken herself out of it. So I thought, hey, if nothing else, let's just let her know what happened and see where they go."
Explaining why Peter did not go behind Madison, Chris said, "I think he (Peter) thought his opportunity was lost and it was over. I thought, 'You know what? Maybe it's not over'."
Post the live finale, Peter didn't do any interviews like the bachelor usually does. Revealing the reason behind it, Chris shared, "I'm sure he's hurting. You know, I saw him immediately after the show cause I had to finish up the show and then I saw him visibly upset. Clearly, I mean, his world got rocked last night. And so, we've left him alone today and it wouldn't have been right to traipse him out in front of all the lights and cameras and put him through this. Let's give him a little chance to process, see if maybe the family can heal a little bit. He and Madison can continue on and then obviously at some point he'll be out."
Apart from this, Chris reveals that making Clare 'The Bachelorette' wasn't a last-minute decision, but was always an ongoing debate. "This was always an ongoing debate. She was a part of the conversation as was Hannah B as was Hannah Ann, you know, everybody's on the table. Even Madison was being discussed, but then you gotta wait and see how this stuff is, cause you never know ... but Clare with somebody we've always loved. She's always been a part of our family and we thought, let's do this. I think we missed the boat by not having her be the bachelorette. So I'm glad we can kind of repay that debt."
Lastly, Chris opened up about Hannah Ann's claim and if he was shocked or had known about Peter reaching out to Hannah Brown post his engagement. "I honestly think it was probably taken a little out of context. My guess and I don't know if this is true, my guess is Peter felt a little emboldened to let Hannah B know how this turned out. I'm guessing he wasn't asking for anything other than just, 'Hey, I want to let you know', because we all get broadsided by reporters and cameras and he didn't want probably a paparazzi or whatever to come up to her and say, 'Hey, did you know?' So that way she wasn't caught off guard. My guess is he was just out of respect."