Bachelor in Paradise Is Chris Harrison’s Favorite Show

Chris Harrison
Bachelor Nation leader Chris Harrison is a busy man, but he's not afraid to play favorites. Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images

Playing favorites! The fearless leader of Bachelor Nation, Chris Harrison, loves his gig hosting The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and various spinoffs, but he confessed to Us Weekly that he does have a favorite: Bachelor in Paradise.

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"Oh my God, that show is so good," he exclaimed while chatting with Us after the Bachelorette: Men Tell All taping in Los Angeles. "I mean, I love The Bachelor and Bachelorette, but Bachelor In Paradise is my favorite."

Not only do the Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants get to let loose, but host Harrison, 43, does too. "The leash is a lot looser there because, look — you’ve signed up for this and you’re back, you can do whatever you want! That’s kind of how I feel on Paradise."

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While there aren't too many fundamental changes to the upcoming second season of the spinoff, which premieres Sunday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, Harrison said there will be differences. "It’s really different because of the cast. The concept is the same: You plug these people in and the formula works." 

But while the sexy singles are soaking up the sun in Mexico, Harrison is busy jetting across the country to host Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Bachelorette, and going back down to Paradise.

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"When I do get time off, honestly, the kids came down to Mexico with me for Paradise and I try to make my vacation and my stuff around the show," he confessed. "I mean, I don’t hang out with cast ever. Maybe every now and then when I see them I’ll say hi, but it’s not like I’m sitting around having beers with them or something."

Although Harrison is constantly busy, he doesn't see an end to The Bachelor any time soon. "Never," he said. "This show is probably the only television show right now in the summer where the ratings are going higher — not only staying steady, but going higher. Every show on TV right now is falling. We’re more socially relevant than we’ve ever been!"

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