Chris Harrison talks 'The Bachelor' as self-help

We recently chatted with our favorite romance-reality-show host (and EW.com blogger!), Chris Harrison — a lot — about the upcoming 14th season of The Bachelor. And what we took away from it is this: Dude has seen a lot of people act really dumb in the pursuit of love/camera time. “It’s an amazing study in human behavior,” he says. “I think I’m exponentially better qualified than Dr. Phil will ever be. And I’m about half as full of s— as he is. I could easily host a relationship show.” We could easily watch that. And apparently he’d experience no shortage of willing guests, either: “Because people have seen me on this show, they tell me things,” he says. “The things I know about people’s husbands is stunning. I’ll be at a bar, and they just open up to me. I know what people’s husbands like in sex, I know the size of their husband’s whatever…. They just tell me anything and anything. It’s like there’s a couch following me around and they just lay down on it.”

In the video below, Harrison also talks about how being a Bachelor makes one a better person and the level of crazy on the upcoming season of The Bachelor:

For more with Chris Harrison, check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Jan. 1.

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  • Diana

    Love love love Chris Harrison.

    • Kathy

      Totally agree. I met him earlier this year and he is incredibly nice (and handsome!).

  • Michelle

    I, for one, am excited to have Jake on the show. I want a success story, and am glad to hear that the “crazy” is more in an emotional way, rather than the “let’s be stupid on tv” way. Can’t wait for this more “serious” season to start =)

  • Ambient Lite

    Oh Chris Harrison, I heart you! I’m totally looking forward to another fantastic season of your blog on EW.
    I am REALLY not looking forward to cheesy, goody two shoes Jake at all. Would have loved to see Reid in his place.

    • AP

      Reid was creepy.

      • sonny

        Reid was cool. he’s from Philly, he must be cool.

        But that wanna be country singer, what a piece of —-! Fill in blank ,oh you naughty, naughty person, I was going to say “work”

    • Ambient Lite

      What?!? No way. He was quirky and cute.

      • cutejewishsingles

        I hope he picks Roz

  • nashvegas

    Chris, you are rocking that sweater.

  • Y

    I love Chris! When he is live, he’s so good at what he does! And very hot! :)

  • Ema

    I think who ever gets Jake will be a lucky girl. The bad boys are fun to date but not marry. They will continue to act like kids when you have kids, who needs that.

    • blue-eyed girl

      I completely agree, Ema. When I get married, I hope it will be with someone like Jake.

      • richsugarmommies

        I just hope Jake finds some rich little daddy’s girl to marry, richsugarmommies

  • Tomm

    Chris H. has shown he is more than an announcer. He has class and good taste, he recommended ‘Hangover’ movie and I saw it based on his ‘thumps up’.

  • Christine Chaos

    Chris, do you really read these comments? If you do, let me express my disappointment once again that Jake is the new bachelor. I’ve watched every season, (except for the Italian Prince…I’m italian so I could tell he was no prince) but I may have to skip this one. I’ll miss your wit!

  • Paige

    I love Chris Harrison and came to love him more during last season. Unfortunately I won’t be getting my fix this season because I can’t stand Jake. Anyone would have been better in his place. I will hopefully do some catching up next time. And maybe we will have a bachelor/bachelorette that has not been on the show previously. Let’s take it back to the beginning.

    • Ambient Lite

      I agree. We need fresh meat.

      • engineersdating

        I hope they get a real actor, not a loser actor

  • Vivienne

    I love Chris, too bad he’s married and HE can’t be the bachelor! I have to miss this season, that jake is way too fake and phony and kind of makes me throw up in my mouth a little whenever I see the fake tom-cruise-wannabe smile saying “well shucks i can’t help being perfect ma’am” BARF!!

    • blue-eyed girl

      Well would you want an immature bad boy? I think it’s really refreshing to see someone with moral convictions for a change.

  • Vivienne

    PS. I SO wish they’d picked REID instead :(

    • christine chaos

      I love Reid too!

  • Ambient Lite

    people.com says the promos for the Bachelor indicate that there’s a scandal early in the season involving one of the Bachelorettes having a sexual relationship with someone else in the Bachelor house? WTF?

    http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/12/31/whos-behind-the-bachelors-scandal-no-1/

  • Ember

    At first I wasn’t excited about Jake as the new Bachelor (even though I liked him last season…I just think they need someone totally new). But, after watching the promos, I’m totally psyched!

  • Sara

    Is this going to be another “Most Shocking Season EVER!” ? haha, I love this show, guilty pleasure right here! Hopefully it’s on 2 hours each night again

  • KataGarbo

    I can’t wait for this show next week. I think Jake is a perfect fit for this show. Jake seemed marriage minded while on with Jillian and now he gets his turn. He has now need to explore the star status after the show… as a pilot, I am sure he has had opportunities in most cities before. He’s also very cute.

    LOVE C.H.! <3

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