The Bachelor: 10 most awkward and dramatic seasons in franchise history

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The Bachelor? Awkward and dramatic? Nah, never.

The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons–Ever! is airing in 3 days! Are you as excited as me to watch the recap episodes of Sean Lowe, Kaitlyn Bristowe, and Ben Higgins’ seasons (plus others)!?

In lieu of waiting until Monday, I decided it may be fun to dive a bit deeper into all of The Bachelor’s history and look back at some of the most dramatic, cringe-worthy, and awkward seasons we’ve had. Perhaps there will even be ones you haven’t seen yet!

Check them out below–and don’t forget to share your favorite ones in the comments!

Up first? Jesse Palmer.

Season 5: Jesse Palmer

I would imagine every past Bachelor/Bachelorette has probably thought hard and long about this and tried to steer clear of it. But announcing the wrong contestant’s name during the rose ceremony has to be by far one of the most cringe-worthy things that could happen.

Season 5’s Bachelor Jesse Palmer accidentally called “Katie” up to get the rose when he actually meant to give the rose to “Karen”. After speaking with Chris Harrison to fix his very awkward mistake, he gave Katie an extra night to stay since it was his fault in the first place. Oh boy.

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Season 6: Byron Velvick vs. Jay Overbye

The sixth season of The Bachelor had its very own “never before seen” twist on the network–as Chris Harrison always likes to put it.

ABC had picked two 40-year old men, Byron Velvick and Jay Overbye, to be the Bachelor. However, it was up to the women to pick who would be the leading man by the end of night one.

Is it possible to bring that tradition back?