Fans have been watching the ever-suited-up host welcome contestants, counsel leads, and announce final roses for a dozen years, but one alum is on his heels! Michael Stagliano, who starred on Bachelor Pad Seasons 2 and 3 (after originally appearing on Bachelorette 5) wants to borrow Chris’s boardshorts and host Bachelor in Paradise!
Aca-scuse us, Michael? Who do you think you are — Melissa Rycroft? Other than Chris, Mel is the only person allowed to host a show, as the Season 13 Bachelor winner/loser took co-hosting duties on Bachelor Pad Season 1. So, why is he trying to Stag Chris in the back?
He’s not, we’re sure. Michael probably has the most experience with the ins and outs of the Pad. He won Season 2 with ex Holly Durst — though he lost her to Blake Julian — and then made a connection withRachel Truehart on Season 3, though the two were eliminated halfway through the game.
“I should clarify. I love @chrisbharrison. I want him to do it. If he chooses not to host, THATS when I would love to do it,” Michael followed up after fans were like “what the what?!” While the new show has been pitched as a whole different ballgame, we’re happy to hear that Mikey likes it and wants in, even if we think he should back off if he knows what’s good for him.