Chris Soules Says ‘The Bachelor’ Harder Than ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars don’t have much in common except their networks, their Monday night timeslots, and their recent star, Chris Soules. Few DWTS contestants come into the ballroom fresh off the Bachelor or Bachelorette, and therefore few can compare what it’s like to participate in both shows. After his elimination from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday night, Soules told People handing out roses is far more difficult than dancing.

“‘DWTS’ is a different type of exhaustion but no matter how hard it got mentally and physically, I was always like, I just want more. I wanted to be here another week. Going on ‘The Bachelor’ was hard. I was making a lot of tough decisions that I struggled with. ‘DWTS’ is easier than being the Bachelor, quite honestly.”

Soules was clearly disappointed when he failed to make the semi-finals. The Iowa farmer was teary-eyed as he told hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews that he had made progress in something completely new to him. Indeed, Soules and partner Witney Carson had seen a steady increase in scores, and Carrie Ann Inaba had dubbed Soules the most improved contestant of the season.

8’s and 9’s?!?! WOW!! So happy! Please vote to keep me dancing! 1-855-234-5602 & http://t.co/rPqUYRPANt pic.twitter.com/yod50Pro2t

— Chris Soules (@souleschris) May 5, 2015

You can have a look at Soules’ last moments on the Dancing With the Stars stage in the video clip below.