Kate Gosselin as the next Bachelorette? Please spare us the pain

Ever since Kate Gosselin got booted off Dancing with the Stars, rumors have been flying that for her next television gig, she will be playing the role of eligible singleton on an ABC dating show. Just today E! online posted a denial from the network. And yet here we are mere hours later and Ryan Seacrest is taking the rumor to new heights on his radio show, saying that Gosselin will be the next Bachelorette. He brought it up with his guest, Bachelor and Bachelorette host Chris Harrison, who said the show had never approached her about it, then added, “She’s a lovely woman, as nice as can be. It would be a great show. What guy would have what it takes to just even walk in the door and say, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna give this a shot’?” Seacrest then got the franchise’s creator Mike Fleiss on the line, and he seemed less enthralled with the idea than Harrison. “It’s kind of interesting. I never thought about it.” He went on to say that the only way it would work would be as a special, lest they “jump the shark.” A rep for TLC (home of Kate Plus 8) authorized to speak for Gosselin calls the rumors “not true.” An ABC spokesperson confirms there’s “no truth to it.”

Whew. Kate Gosselin going on televised dates and handing out roses to a pool of eligible single men? I have a pretty high threshold for trash TV, but I’d have to draw the line here. Should the laws of the universe against fame-seeking overkill suddenly implode and this scenario became a reality, would you tune in?

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  • kim in kentucky

    WHY won’t this woman just go away?????!!!!!

    • Brenda Barrett

      I’ve never watched any of this “woman’s” shows and yet I have to say that I absolutely LOATHE her. Talk about epitomizing everything that is wrong with this country

      • SLB

        Me either and i totally agree with you. She is vile. Yeah, lets watch her treat another man like sh*t.

    • Mir

      Unfortunately there are so many deluded women who glom on to the so-called “struggling” (now)single mother as something worthy of admiration/support. Just proof positive (along with JShore, Hills, Kartrashians, and all the truly useless reality crap) that there is a lot to worry about in the IQ level of the viewers in this country….

    • momjo


    • jared4ever

      Preach it, sister!

    • Elissa

      Your right. she is so negative and she wants people to feel sorry for her. I would not watch her. I was waiting for her to get voted off in dancing with the stars.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Just seeing commercials with KAte as the next Bachelorette might induce vomiting

    • sam

      my exact reaction

      • Jen

        I’ve never watched The Bachelor, nor have I ever watched her own reality show. That being said her as The Bachlorette would be hallarious. What kind of submissive men would come out of the S&M dungeons to court this woman. I swear that I would tune in just to see the men who would arrive…..in full Mr. Slave garb preferrably.

      • Snsetblaze

        I’ve never watched her show or the bachelor – but Jen does have a point. I’d just read the recaps on EW though, not watch the trainwreck.

      • What?

        No way in hell! Couldn’t stand her on Dancing With The Stars, can’t stand her now. Ryan stop with all this “junk” talk. That woman is a train wreck and no man alive would survive with her. It use to be poor Kate, now it is poor Jon. OMG……….I shudder at the thought of this even being suggested. She needs to go away, far away…….doesn’t any other country want her?

    • dana

      Aside from the fact that this woman is obnoxious, she will bring
      death to the show forever. I watch
      the show but if they bring this woman with 8 kids to pay the role,
      I will never ever tune to it again
      no matter who they bring after her.

  • ba’al

    What kind of role model to her kids is she

  • Andi

    Absolutely not!

  • plushpuppy

    First sign of the apocalypse

    • jslost

      best comment ever

  • solarjetpro

    Of course viewers would turn in. Ratings GOLD.

  • Jack

    I, for one, would find this a fascinating experiment. I’d rather see a straight-up dating show though (“100 Dates with Kate”)…she has so many objectionable personality traits, this could be really humorous.

    • RyRyNYC

      OMG… I love this idea… AND THE TITLE!

    • murley

      how about “kate plus dates” just to continue the trend?

  • Kellie


  • Ceballos

    When the producer of “The Bachelor” says adding you to the show would mean “jumping the shark”, you KNOW people are against you.

    • Ceballos

      …or, I guess it could also mean you’re a person of color. :)

      • Ambient Lite

        Oh, snap. But true.

  • DW

    I’m glad someone brought up her kids! This may not be the world’s greatest manner to go about finding a mate… but it’s *definitely* NOT how you go about finding a suitable stepfather for 8 children!!!

  • duranmom

    I would not tune in. As an avid Bachelor/ette watcher, Kate would make me not watch. No guy applies to be a suitor on the show to get a package deal of eight kids and an overbearing hag. Maybe one kid…maybe an overbearing woman in the end but not HER.

    • hlynn


  • Madd


    • Ceballos

    • Neaj

      I am so tired of people glamorizing this woman, she has eight children and she should be home taking care of them not pictures in every magazine on the newsstands. Just get somewhere and sit down Kate, personally, I am sick of looking at you get rich for doing nothing.

  • Jay

    Unfortunately I would watch at least at first. There’s something about train wrecks….

  • bob

    The so-called ‘rumour’ is just yet ANOTHER ploy by TLC to keep her in the news. They just won’t quit.

  • Franck

    Love her or hate her, this show would absolutely kill in the ratings.




      • murley

        so with the children in mind you think it is a GOOD idea for her to pick their potential stepfather on a reality dating program? yikes.

      • sparky

        I agree – time for Kate to get to work – kids are in school(?) Between her and the ex, they should be able to support the family.

    • hlynn

      Exactly! People here will say they won’t watch but they sooo will! I don’t like her either but it would be too fascinating not to see what kind of guys would show up. It would be one of the most highly watched Bachelor/Bachelorette’s ever! Sad but true!

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