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The Bachelorette

Chris Harrison Dishes on Hometown Dates, Ben as the “Dark Horse,” and a Returning Bachelor

Our Rosemaster has been working the room this week — getting up in the wee hours for Good Morning America, chatting with Access Hollywood, and doing his usual Entertainment Weekly blog.

On top of that, he’s gotten quite loose-lipped with TV Guide. Moving on from the Brad and Emily breakup announcement, he has more interesting things to say about Ashley Hebert’s seventh episode (and upcoming hometown dates) of The Bachelorette Season 7.

Here’s a taste of the action:

TV Guide: I can't believe Ames is in the final four.

Chris: I don't necessarily see it with Ames, but I think she's so fascinated by the guy. She's interested and is, like, I got to see this guy's hometown and where he comes from. Maybe it is more of a curiosity at this point than a connection, but she's interested. Like where does he come up with those pants? He's classic and unlike anybody we've ever had on the show — in a good way.

TV Guide: Will J.P.'s jealousy continue to rear its head?

Chris: It's kind of a Catch-22 because you're supposed to start falling in love and caring about someone; but if you do, then obviously you don't want them dating a bunch of other guys and you definitely don't want to watch it. I don't think it was showing a bad side of J.P., it wasn't psycho, he explained himself so well and in a very endearing way. And he told it to Ashley which I liked instead of bitching and moaning behind the scenes.

TV Guide: What about the rumors [Ryan is] returning?

Chris: One thing about Ryan is that when he left he was blindsided, so I think for him, above and beyond everybody, he felt he had an incredible connection with her. He definitely left wondering, "How could I have been so wrong and was I so wrong? Was she right in pulling the plug that early and not seeing if there was something else there?" So I think there were a lot of questions left unanswered out there.

TV Guide: Any teases about next week's hometown dates?

Chris: Constantine's big Greek family is a phenomenal date, the country will be captivated by Ames to see what stock this guy came from and with Ben this is where you'll see the dark horse maybe move forward.

Source: TV Guide

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07.14.2011 / 12:02 AM EDT by Gina Carbone
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