The Bachelor is always a fan favorite but this season’s new bachelor, Zach Shallcross, is making waves for all the wrong reasons.
Dubbed the ‘boring Bachelor’, Shallcross has already sent home 10 women in the first night, the most in 12 years. This has led fans and critics alike to question whether the show will be any fun to watch this season.
Shallcross said, “Fans are going to be pleasantly surprised because right now, probably the No. 1 concern is, ‘OK, it’s this boring Bachelor, and there’s going to be no drama.'”
However, Shallcross is not letting the haters get him down. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he declared that fans will be ‘pleasantly surprised’ with the season. He says that viewers will get to see the “good, the bad, and the goofy side” of him, something that wasn’t necessarily present in The Bachelorette.
“The reality is if you are someone that likes the show because you want people to find true love and an actual focus on what it’s supposed to be about — not about acting, not about this and that — then I think fans are gonna love it,” he added.
“If you’re into the unnecessary drama and stuff that’s just like ridiculous and doesn’t make sense, then yeah, maybe I’m not the guy for you. But I think what I’m really excited for is everyone to see the personalities of everyone involved because that was not necessarily something included in The Bachelorette,” he continued.
Shallcross did receive advice from his celebrity connection – his uncle, famed actor Patrick Warburton. Warburton gave his nephew some advice on how to handle the overwhelming experience of being on television. Warburton has encouraged Shallcross to keep a level head and not let what others say dictate how he feels about himself.
Shallcross made his TV debut on Season 19 of The Bachelorette. He chose to exclusively pursue Rachel Recchia and finished third in her group before being picked as The Bachelor. The reality star is a Senior Cloud Technology Account Executive for Oracle.
The Bachelor airs Monday nights at 8 PM ET on ABC.