Here is the transcript of the conference call interview with Chris Harrison all about the big "Bachelor" finale. He talks about if he thinks the couple will make it, what they can do to work on their issues, and what he thinks of Ashley as the new "Bachelorette"!
Question: My first question is, you know, how the presenting the rose is always such a big deal. Was there a reason that last night's episode, the final rose was not presented?
Chris Harrison: It's so funny. That's been the most talked about thing this morning. And it was total producer lapse. And we absolutely shot it. And it happened. And we're probably going to put it up on ABC.com. But it's funny. I talked to the execs last night from ABC and the producers, and I said, why did we leave that off? It was the first time.
And our executive producer, Martin Hilton, just didn't think it would be that big of a deal, honestly. And didn't know it would stir everybody up the way it did. But you know, because we had the proposal and all that. And we moved on after the final rose special, and he didn't realize he would cause such a stir.
But so it did take place, and we will show it. And I think our fans have taught us a good lesson.