Summer and fall 2023 will be chock-full of The Bachelor franchise shows, but each of them should have its own host. Charity Lawson’s The Bachelorette season premieres on June 26 for a milestone twentieth installment. The fall will bring Bachelor in Paradise season 9 and the much-anticipated new series, The Golden Bachelor, which features seniors looking for love.
Jesse Palmer’s the host of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise. A host for The Golden Bachelor hasn’t been announced yet. Since The Golden Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise might film at the same time, it’s possible that Jesse won’t be able to host both. That’s a good thing because, although Jesse does a fantastic job, each franchise show should have a different host.
Each Bachelor Nation Series Should Have A Host (Or Hosts) Who Reflects That Show
Before Jesse was named the permanent host of The Bachelor franchise shows, a few other people took on the roles. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams hosted Katie Thurston and Michelle Young’s seasons of The Bachelorette, while a rotating series of celebrities, including David Spade, Lil Jon, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and Bachelor Nation favorite Wells Adams hosted Bachelor in Paradise season 7.
Jesse was the perfect choice for the host of The Bachelor because he was The Bachelor season 5 lead. Tayshia and Kaitlyn made sense for The Bachelorette because they were both former leads and contestants and had firsthand experience with being a woman on the show. Wells was a great host for Bachelor in Paradise because, not only was he a Bachelorette and BIP contestant, but he was the bartender on the beach for years. He witnessed many couples fall in love and breakup, so he had helpful advice for the contestants. While Jesse does a great job hosting BIP, he was never a contestant on the show.
Suggested Hosts For Each Bachelor Nation Show
Although Jesse is a kind, respectful, classy, and professional host, there are a few people who might be better suited for some of the other shows. Jesse should definitely stay on as the host of The Bachelor. However, The Bachelorette should have a woman as the host. Tayshia and Kaitlyn should come back to the show. Other great choices would be Clare Crawley, Becca Kufrin, JoJo Fletcher, or Gabby Windey.
For Bachelor in Paradise, some of the successful couples could make personable hosts, including Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, Dean Unglert and Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch, or Serena Pitt and Joe Amabile. Fan favorites with fun personalities like Demi Burnett, Tia Booth, or besties Aaron Clancy and James Bonsall could also make the hosting gig a blast. However, Wells is the most obvious choice for the job and should have the opportunity to host a full season.
For The Golden Bachelor, older Bachelor Nation members such as Trista Sutter and Bob Guiney, hosts of the Almost Famous OGs podcast, come to mind. However, they’re only in their early 50s and much too young to be considered seniors. Also, they are both happily married, so it might be more interesting to have a host who has dated in their golden years. Still, Trista and Bob would bring a different perspective from someone in their 20s or 30s. The show might have to look outside the franchise to find the perfect host for The Golden Bachelor.
Jesse is a terrific Bachelor Nation host, but after Charity’s season airs, watching him two nights in a row in the fall on The Golden Bachelor on Mondays and Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesdays might be overkill. Having different hosts for the various shows would not only switch things up a bit but also bring more authentic perspectives to the series. Whether Jesse hosts all of the shows or someone else steps into the roles, summer and fall shows from The Bachelor franchise are sure to be the most dramatic yet.