We hung out with Chris Harrison and learned all about The Bachelor Winter Games, airing February 13 at 8pm EST on ABC! Will these contestants from around the globe find love?
When I was in Los Angeles for the Black Panther event, I got the chance to sit down and chat with Chris Harrison, Producer and host of ABC’s The Bachelor and their newest show, The Bachelor Winter Games! The show goes global when it brings together 25 contestants from around the world to take a chance at finding love. The contestants on the show will participate in a bunch of fun winter themed games in hopes to find their equal! Learn more about The Bachelor Winter Games from Host Chris Harrison in a short recap below, he loves this show and gave us some fun facts about it. The Bachelor Winter Games premieres February 13, 2018 at 8pm EST on ABC!
5 Things Chris Harrison Told Us About The Bachelor Winter Games on ABC!
1 The Bachelor Winter Games came up as a spur of the moment idea
The Bachelor has been a wildly successful show, and Chris and the team at ABC know it. Combine the Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and a little competition and this is what you get! “When we started Bachelor Winter Games, we had no clue about what we getting ourselves into and what we were gonna do. We had this concept and it was very loose and it was fun for us because we’ve been doing the Bachelor and Bachelorette for 16 years, which I love and it’s my baby, but if you’ve seen the show, we’ve been doing it for awhile, we know what we’re doing. Harrison says they made some small changes to the show, and that it was invigorating and creative to be able to do The Bachelor Winter Games this way!
2. There are a variety of winter games that the contestants will participate in
In the sneak peak episode we saw, there was a fun event they did on skis, and of course, some were better than other! “We did Biathalon, that was our first event. We did Downhill Skiing. I guess it like the Winter Olympics where it’s just not fair. If you’re born on Skis in Finland and Sweden and Russia, or you’re born in Ohio, you’re gonna be a little disadvantaged.” It’s funny because you can totally tell who’s got some experience, the rest of the contestants were all over the place! They also did speed skating and couples ice dancing. I can’t wait to see the rest, this is going to be hilarious!
3. There are tons of kissing scenes, but nobody is forced to do anything
One thing that I like about The Bachelor Winter games is that the contestants can do whatever they want, or not do whatever they don’t want to. There is nothing in their contract that says that they are required to kiss, touch, or hook up at all. But they do it, a lot, and we were all thinking that this is like a giant germ fest! Contestants on The Bachelor shows go through lot of test, mental and physical, before they can come on the show, safety is an important precaution. Harrison said about us “Look, let’s be honest. There are some grey areas but let’s also be honest. If I lock the doors right now, half of this room is crazy. And when I say half, I mean 75%. ” Hahaha, himself included!
4. Harrison says a good Producer will sprinkle in some conversation points to get people going
While they don’t 100% script the show, Chris says that he does add in a few conversation tips here and there in the form of questions to spice it up a bit. “A good Producer will definitely push a conversation and try and push something in the direction of what we need or what you want talked about, something relevant, whatever it is pertaining to.” Something like, “What do you think f the way Ari treated everyone last night?” Oh and of course, someone is going to have something to say!
5. Watch out for Yuki, she was on The Bachelor in Japan and steals the show!
If you’re looking for humor, it is definitely here! Yuki is a cute little thing from Japan who barely speaks any English, but she tries! She was a find from The Bachelor in Japan and didn’t make it all the way, but they wanted to bring her back for the winter games. Yuki is super bubbly, smily, and happy to be on the show, and the Bachelor team loved her! Apparently that’s saying a lot, because these people have seen tons of celebrities and are kinda jaded from it all. Make sure you keep an eye out for her, she makes the show so funny and there may or may not be a scene where someone attempts to speak Japanese with her, the best they could!
I hope you all love The Bachelor Winter Games!
If you are a fan of The Bachelor, you will LOVE this show! Catch Chris Harrison and the team as they head to Wilmington, Vermont for the show. In the kick off episode, Trista and Ryan Sutter make a special appearance to get the festivities started, and you’ll enjoy a live performance by country music star Ruthie Collins. Tune in to The Bachelor Winter Games, February 13, 2018 at 8pm EST and on February 15, 2018 at 8pm EST for the follow up episode, both on ABC. I have seen the first one and it was a lot of fun, it’s got a very short run so don’t miss it! Learn more about The Bachelor Winter Games below, and let’s all hope that unity and love win.