Sean Lowe Calls Kaitlyn Bristowe’s ‘DWTS’ Ban “The Right Move”
However, Sean Lowe — one of the franchise’s former male competitors — has his own take.
“First, let me say that I can’t criticize Nick at all for making the decision to dance considering I made the same choice a few years ago,” he starts, before explaining exactly why he did so.
For Sean, it was all about having an experience he could “tell my kids and grandkids about” and taking advantage of “whatever fame I may have had was fleeting.”
That also meant the opportunity to earn up to $250K (the winner’s take-home prize), money an “Average Joe” like him wouldn’t normally be offered. That all sounds good, until you take into account how it affected his relationship with now-wife Catherine Lowe.
As the 33-year-old has explained previously in his book For the Right Reasons, it’s “amazing [their] relationship survived” the show, thanks to the move to Hollywood and his busy schedule over the three months.
“Catherine and I aren’t the only people who’ve experienced the negative affects[sic] of Bachelor followed by DWTS,” he details. “Trust me, we’ve heard from everyone. Nobody comes out unscathed.”
He states, “Given my experience, I thought [showrunner Mike Fleiss] was making the right move in stopping Bachelors and Bachelorettes from dancing.”
“It doesn’t benefits[sic] his show and is toxic to new relationships,” he continues, before defending part of Kait’s argument.
“With that said, if guys can dance, I certainly think the women should be afforded the same opportunity,” he reasons.
And finally, a warning for Nick himself.
“I truly hope Nick dedicates his life to his new fiancee and doesn’t take this lightly,” he reminds his successor.
“Love takes work and that’s something The Bachelor really can’t teach over those 13 glamorous weeks of hot tubs, wine, and candlelit dinners.”
Dancing With the Stars Season 24 premieres Monday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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