The Bachelorette’s Chris Harrison: Kaitlyn Bristowe “Deeply Loves” Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn and Shawn Booth

Two remain! Kaitlyn Bristowe will choose between two remaining suitors in Monday, July 27's finale of The Bachelorette, and host Chris Harrison told Us Weekly that both men left in the running — personal trainer Shawn Booth and businessman Nick Viall — are serious contenders for her heart.

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Speaking about 28-year-old Shawn, Harrison said that the chemistry between him and dance instructor Bristowe was undeniable.

"From the minute he got out of the limo, [they] just had this thing together and they’ve had this amazing romance," the Bachelor Nation leader said at the Men Tell All taping. "I think she wants to take care of Shawn. Even telling him about her thing with Nick, that was an odd attempt to take care of him, to be his caretaker. You can tell she deeply loves him."

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Of course, their relationship has been rocky since Kaitlyn confessed to her tryst with Nick, but Harrison said his intensity is understandable. "Shawn’s a great guy, but he has trust issues. His worst nightmare was realized when Kaitlyn sat him down and said, 'Oh, by the way, I went too far with Nick.' So understandably, he has these issues but these two guys love Kaitlyn dearly." 

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Bristowe herself also weighed in on Shawn's assets. "Shawn is a little more reserved but such a gentleman and has such a big heart," the Bachelorette gushed to Us. "That is almost, it’s such a like — ahhh! It’s great when someone shows you this and they’re so affectionate but Shawn’s heart is up here and he’s a gentleman."

Two of Shawn's fellow suitors are rooting for him. Chris "Cupcake" told Us, "I think that Shawn is the best match for Kaitlyn. I think he balances her out very well and they have a very natural connection. Man, that haircut is unbeatable! So I think he’s going to win." 

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Bachelor contender Ben H. also thinks Shawn's her guy. "Shawn immediately knew that Kaitlyn is a woman he respected, that he is physically attracted to," he explained. "His desire to get to know her more and more and more kept increasing and I saw it by being his friend in the house and hearing it and hearing him talk about it. I think there is very little doubt in Shawn’s mind that Kaitlyn is the type of woman he wants to be with."

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