Britt Nilsson was apparently not too traumatized by her experience on The Bachelor, as she agreed to take another shot at love as one of two upcoming Bachelorettes. But in a new interview, Nilsson had a surprising revelation about her television habits: The Bachelor is not one of her favorite shows. When asked what she’d watch if she was limited to only three shows, Nilsson told Channel Guide magazine she’d tune into some other reality programs.
“I love ‘Hoarders.’ I love ‘Dateline’ and ‘Intervention.'”
Apparently love of the Bachelor franchise is not a prerequisite to starring in the program. Former Bachelor Chris Soules, who was just eliminated from Dancing with the Stars, recently revealed he won’t watch the new season of The Bachelorette. He supports Nilsson and her Bachelorette co-star, Kaitlyn Bristowe, but Soules said he never watched the show before he was on it. He saw no reason to start watching now.
On the other hand, Soules’ Bachelor fiance, Whitney Bischoff, has watched every season and plans to tune in to cheer on Britt and Kaitlyn.
Nilsson also gave some tidbits to Channel Guide about her time on The Bachelor. Contestants were restricted to carrying a journal and a Bible. That is how Nilsson said she spent her down time. She also revealed she was shocked by how the other women spoke about her, something she only learned when she watched the show.
“We were breaking bread together… I felt like I had made a lot of friendships and watching it back, fairly early in the season, they were saying hurtful things and it kept escalating until I left the show.
“I was being misunderstood and I was not aware of it until I watched it with the rest of the world… I never would have seen it coming.”
The new season of The Bachelorette is being billed as a dramatic addition to the Bachelor, as there are two women at the center of the action for the first time. (In 2004, The Bachelor introduced the twist when producers had two men competing for the title.) A new promo shows Britt and Kaitlyn’s suitors-to-be voting on who they want to woo over the course of the season.
The summer fiesta that is The Bachelorette gets underway next Monday, May 18, on ABC.
[Britt Nilsson image courtesy of ABC]