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Jesse Palmer Reveals Whether He'd Want to Host Another Season of 'The Bachelor'

Jesse Palmer Reveals Whether He'd Want to Host Another Season of 'The Bachelor'

Jesse Palmer is getting candid about his future on The Bachelor.

The 44-year-old former New York Giants quarterback took over as host for Clayton Echard‘s season, after Chris Harrison exited the franchise in June 2021.

In a new interview with E! News, Jesse discussed his first time as a host and addressed whether or not he’d return.

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“I’ve had such an amazing time,” he said. “If they wanted to have those conversations, I’d be totally open and game to doing it.”

However, he added that he’s already got his hands full with all the drama happening this season.

“My hands are so full right now,” Jesse said. “I’ve got this six-foot-six football player…and I’m just trying to get him to the finish line.”

He continued, “Right now it’s kind of like that football mentality. It’s like, ‘Alright, next play. Let’s move the chains. Let’s get another first down. Let’s get Clayton to his next rose ceremony.’ So that’s really my focus at this point right now.”

“It’s so funny how different people view the show today versus 18 years ago when I did it,” he explained. “Back in 2004, reality TV was so new, and the show was so new. When I had to be in the locker room with my New York Giants teammates and try to explain to them what I was doing, they were like, ‘Dude, you’re a quarterback on the Giants, why are you going on a TV show to find a date? Like, that’s embarrassing.’”

He added, “Now this show has become such a big part of pop culture. Clayton‘s getting congratulated for having this opportunity [and] I’m getting congratulated and high-fived for getting to host.”

Jesse went on to say he was “loving it so much more this time around.”

“Bachelor Nation is a way, way bigger thing from when I was on the show,” he said. “We didn’t even have social media when I did it. Bachelor Nation has now morphed and grown into this absolute force. I don’t think there’s another show out there that has as devoted and passionate a fan base as this show has.”

The Bachelor airs every Monday on ABC.

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