Peter Kraus talks about turning down The Bachelor gig

Peter Kraus is heading to the Bachelor Winter Games this winter after turning down the Bachelor gig. Why didn’t he want to hand out roses?

We’re finally getting used to the fact that Arie is the next Bachelor, but we are still upset that Peter turned the offer down. Although we will get to see him compete in the Winter Games spinoff in February, the season will be short. That means less time watching Peter take his shirt off in a hot tub in the middle of a Vermont snowstorm.

Although we know Peter couldn’t commit to Rachel Lindsay, we weren’t 100 percent sure why he turned down the chance to date 25 girls as the Bachelor. Now that he’s had time to sell a few Fab Fit Fun boxes and hang out with his Bachelorette buddies, Peter is finally talking about his decision to turn down ABC’s offer to become the season 23 lead.

Cold feet

Rachel Lindsay wanted a ring on her season of The Bachelorette. Peter wasn’t ready to take that step so she made her way over to Bryan who made her dream of owning a Neil Lane ring come true. Fans were certain Peter would move on to become the next Bachelor but, as we now know, that didn’t happen.

In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Peter explained why he turned down the offer to become the 2018 Bachelor. And it’s not a big surprise to learn it all centers around a proposal. The Wisconsin native was nervous that if he took the gig and didn’t propose, viewers would be disappointed.

“As far as proposal, yeah I’m worried that at the end of it I wouldn’t necessarily be able to, but it’s not that I don’t want to,” Peter told Us. “This is kind of part of my thought process, if I did get to the end and I do really, truly like somebody, but for some reason I can’t just say this is for sure that person, I don’t want it to be the same outcome again. People are forgiving once. I don’t know if they’re forgiving twice.”

Unfortunately, producers want a happy ending. They don’t want another season with a Brad Womack ending. And if you’re not a long-time Bachelor fan, Brad (season 11) rejected both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft at the final rose ceremony. He came back as the season 15 lead, proposed to Emily Maynard, but that didn’t last long.

Peter will head to Vermont in December to start filming The Bachelor: Winter Games. While a proposal won’t be mandatory, there’s a possibility he could find love. If not, there’s always the Bachelor 2019…