“It is like The Bachelor on steroids.”
That is principally all you must learn about ABC’s new actuality courting competitors sequence The Proposal, which premieres tonight following—you guessed it—The Bachelorette.
Hosted by former Bachelor Jesse Palmer, The Proposal is principally an on-stage pageant (full with a swimsuit portion, in addition to a query and reply spherical) for a male or feminine suitor to seek out the love of their life among the many 10 opponents. Oh, and it is all occurring in entrance of a studio viewers.
After his expertise because the Bachelor in 2004 (he and winner Jessica Bowlin broke up just a few months after the season ended), Palmer is aware of just a little bit about what the contestants are going by way of and the pressures that come from looking for love on a Mike Fleiss-produced present.
“You are rushing up the timeline to 60 minutes and…there’s an viewers watching you, there is a man or lady standing toes away that you would be able to’t even see, and it’s a must to do some severe soul-searching, and I believe the one method attainable to be able to have an excellent ending and one you are snug with is to be your self and attempt to hearken to what’s inside. It sounds straightforward, however having been on a present like this, it may be difficult, too.”
“Viewers at residence haven’t got to attend three months to go the journey earlier than seeing a proposal or seeing a outcome. On this present, on the finish of each episode, there’s going to be that second, that proposal. Folks haven’t got to attend for it.”
However come on, are we actually anticipating individuals to get engaged on the finish of what’s primarily the Miss USA of courting? Properly, it is determined by your definition of a proposal.
“It may actually run the gamut. You possibly can have an attractive evening within the fantasy suite You may have a full-blown down on one knee, open a hoop field sort of factor,” Palmer defined. “It is fully as much as the 2 finalists proposing to the thriller man or lady that is not revealed to them on the very finish.”
Wanting again at his time on The Bachelor, Palmer admitted he did really feel a sure strain to suggest, a sentiment different Bachelors have expressed in recent times.
“You need to make individuals at residence blissful, however on the finish of the day, it’s a must to actually hearken to what your coronary heart is telling you, which could be very tough to do.”
In fact, being a courting present created by Fleiss, Bachelor Nation followers ought to anticipate to see some acquainted faces.
“Folks watching at residence will acknowledge individuals,” Palmer teased. “Possibly from The Bachelor, perhaps from different industries.”
To listen to extra from Palmer in regards to the new present and his time because the Bachelor again in season 5, press play on the movies above.
The Proposal premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC.