Peter Weber says The Bachelor will ‘miss’ Chris Harrison and ‘regret letting him go’

Chris Harrison and Peter Weber on the red carpet.
Peter Weber thinks that the Bachelor franchise will ultimately wish that they hadn’t let Chris Harrison go. Pic credit: ©

Former Bachelor star Peter Weber weighed in on Chris Harrison’s recent exit from the Bachelor franchise.

Chris Harrison parted ways with The Bachelor on June 8. He walked away with roughly $10 million.

Bachelor Nation seems to be torn on whether Chris leaving is a good or bad thing from the franchise.

Peter, however, has made it clear that he doesn’t think it was the right choice.

“Nobody’s perfect. That’s a understatement, right? Obviously, could his delivery have been a little different with comments he had made? Absolutely, 100 percent,” Peter told ET. “But I think, if anything, the show is going to miss him. I think they do. I think ratings, I mean, those don’t lie. They’re kind of already showing that.”

Peter expressed that it was a lose-lose situation for both Chris Harrison and the franchise.

“It’s sad for all parties involved. I know Chris. I know Chris is a good person and I wish him nothing but the best going forward with whatever he does,” Peter continued. “But I think the show is going to regret letting him go. I do.”

Other Bachelor Nation stars weigh in on Chris Harrison’s exit

Peter isn’t the only Bachelor fan who thinks the franchise will regret losing Chris Harrison.

Bachelor in Paradise star Ashley Iaconetti recently stated that she was “disappointed” with the franchise following Chris’s exit.

Former Bachelor lead Sean Lowe said he was, in part, boycotting the franchise now that Chris is gone.

Bachelor in Paradise star Tanner Tolbert also thinks the franchise is now in disarray following this decision.

However, other Bachelor Nation stars stand by the decision.

Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron thinks it’s a move in the “right direction.”

Additionally, Bachelorette star Mike Johnson thinks the change will be good for the franchise.

Why Chris Harrison left The Bachelor franchise

Chris Harrison left the Bachelor franchise following the racism controversy surrounding Rachael Kirkconnell.

Chris set up an Extra interview with Rachel Lindsay to discuss racially insensitive pictures of Rachael Kirkconnell that surfaced on her Instagram before Rachael even had a chance to speak on them herself.

Chris received an immense amount of backlash for not only what he said during the interview but how he treated Rachel Lindsay.

Ultimately, Chris stepped aside from hosting after Matt James’s season of The Bachelor.

Chris was taken aback when he wasn’t asked to return for Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette. He then hired a lawyer to look into what legal action he could take against the franchise, and this ultimately led to his downfall.

Chris was passed for Bachelor in Paradise and his exit was announced ahead of filming for Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette.

It will be intriguing who the franchise appoints to host her upcoming season.

The Bachelorette airs on Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.

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