Did You Miss Chris Harrison in the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Premiere? (POLL)
Bachelor Nation hasn’t been the same since host Chris Harrison’s exit from hosting duties, but the franchise is as strong as ever! After Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe’s first run hosting Season 17 of The Bachelorette, Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise will feature several celebrity guest hosts to fill Harrison’s shoes.
The first guest host of the season, actor David Spade, kicked things off by welcoming the new batch of Bachelor and Bachelorette alumni to Paradise in Sayulita, Mexico. “The guys are good-looking, the girls are good-looking, and I’m the host,” Spade joked during the premiere. “But I’m not a contestant, so I’m off-limits.”
Spade was assisted by Paradise’s resident bartender, Wells Adams, who will also serve as the “master of ceremonies” for eliminations this season. The lineup of upcoming celebrity guest hosts includes former boy band star Lance Bass, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tituss Burgess, and rapper Lil John. “This could be the most dramatic ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ ever in history. Or at least top 20,” said Spade.
The majority of fans seemed to enjoy Spade’s funny and candid interactions with the contestants, even if it seemed like he had just caught up on who they all were. Here’s some fan reactions, below:
Night one isn’t even over yet, but I’m already on board with David Spade hosting every and all seasons of The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor In Paradise pic.twitter.com/r5k9fyDl82
— amelia wedemeyer (@ameliadeew) August 17, 2021
I’m literally only watching Bachelor in Paradise because of David Spade. https://t.co/AKIuRNIOP6
— Just here for updates (@Justhereforup15) August 17, 2021
David Spade hosting Bachelor in Paradise pic.twitter.com/ObCjH4ZlSQ
— Zack Joseph (@jackzoseph) August 17, 2021
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) August 17, 2021
— tara (@_tprince) August 17, 2021
On the other hand, some people weren’t a fan of Spade and the new guest host format.
— Scott Craig (@scottyc212) August 17, 2021
How incredibly ODD it is to watch David Spade greeting the bachelors and bachelorettes on #bachelorinparadise
— Ratchel (@ratchel66) August 17, 2021
— girlslikesnacks (@girlslikesnacks) August 17, 2021
I live for bachelor in paradise. It’s always my summer guilty pleasure and must see tv. No Chris and then David spade as one of the host, just seems like a bad joke. I’ll be watching reruns of first 48 tonight 🤦♀️😭
— Ashley (@sweetlilashley) August 16, 2021
What did you think of David Spade’s first Paradise episode? Did you miss Chris Harrison as the host? Vote in our poll below!
Bachelor in Paradise, Mondays, 8/7c, ABC