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Matt James Didn't Know What a Rose Ceremony Was Before Starring on 'The Bachelor'

Matt James Didn't Know What a Rose Ceremony Was Before Starring on 'The Bachelor'

Chris Harrison is dishing on Matt James‘ upcoming season of The Bachelor!

During a new interview, the Bachelor host revealed that Matt didn’t know much about the show before being cast as the new lead, and also had to get used to being in front of the camera.

“It was really funny,” Chris shared with Us Weekly. “There were some times where he would just — we’d be talking a thousand miles an hour and he would just stop and say, ‘Guys, I don’t know what you’re saying.’”

Chris also recalled Matt telling him, “I’ve never done [this]. I don’t know what a rose ceremony is. And we’re like, ‘Oh my gosh.’”

“We had to really go back and learn our ABCs and spoon feed this guy,” Chris continued. “But you know, to your point, there was a sense of innocence [and] naivete that was very endearing about that because he was also real.”

He added: “Everything was happening to him for the first time: group dates, two-on-ones, rose ceremonies. His eyes were just like wide open going, ‘Oh, this is crazy.’”

The new season of The Bachelor premieres on Monday, January 4th at 8pm ET on ABC. Meet the 32 women that will be vying for Matt James‘ heart!

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