While we prepare for what will hopefully be the most dramatic season ever, let’s take a look back at the most shocking moments the Bachelor franchise has ever seen.
The Bachelor and its spinoffs have been serving up a steady dose of drama for 18 years. How does one choose the most dramatic moments from the most dramatic show on television? Well, with that many years under its belt, it’s definitely one heck of a task, but one we’re more than willing to take on–you’re welcome.
There is a surplus of moments to choose ranging from Clare Crawley telling off Juan Pablo, the announcement of two Bachelorette leads, Barb-gate, and many, many more. However, none of those gems beat out our top five moments in Bachelor history.
Did we miss your favorite moments? Be sure to share them in the comments below!
The Bachelor season 14: Rozlyn Papa calls out Chris Harrison
“This is something we’ve never had to deal with in the history of the show”, said Chris Harrison. Yikes.
Of the many dramatic moments that resulted from Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor, this was the craziest. Rozlyn Papa was asked to leave midway through the season due to a rumored inappropriate relationship with a producer.
Rozlyn left the show without too much fuss, but the real magic happened on The Women Tell All when she flung an accusation at Chris Harrison of all people. When he said the producer in question was a friend of his, Rozlyn accused him of hitting on the producer’s wife in New Zealand. So bold!
While I’m sure it wasn’t fun for Chris Harrison to be accused of this in front of a nationwide audience, it provided a one of a kind moment in the franchise. If the host of the show himself gets dragged into the drama, you know it’s serious. Take a look at the initial confrontation!
Side note: A contestant/crew member relationship later occurred on Bachelor in Paradise, and the show chose to conduct a Dateline-esque reenactment of the crew member jumping off his porch, fleeing the producers. Incredible. I’ve watched it at least ten times.