Bachelor producers tried to make the “boring” Zach Shallcross look “goofy and funny” with women on the set of the lackluster new season
BACHELOR producers have tried to get this season’s lead, Zach Shallcross, to act “silly and funny” with contestants after he was dubbed the “most boring bachelor ever,” The US Sun has exclusively learned.
Fans have watched as the 26-year-old tech exec had a “bad b***c energy” group date with Latto, performed the griddy dance with a contestant, changed a baby’s diaper and stuffed his mouth with meatballs.
All of these are silly moments from the first two episodes that have aired so far, which all producers have done — whether they goaded the contestants into getting Zach to do something that would make The Bachelor that much more interesting, or they gave Zach the idea of doing it — it all came from a source close to the long-running reality dating show.
“The producers make him seem more interesting than he really is. He’s a nice, genuine guy and a good person overall, but to be honest he’s just plain boring and boring,” an insider told The US Sun.
The insider revealed that the producers made him look “funnier and sillier” with the ladies.
“They gave him a great cut and made him look like God,” a source said.
The US Sun has learned that when casting Rachel Recchia’s ex, they wanted to choose someone who would have a similar season to Sean Lowe (Catherine Giudici’s husband even made an appearance that season).
“They were very protective of him,” the source added. “They felt like they couldn’t give The Bachelor the villain role this season like they’ve done in previous seasons.”
WHO DECIDES WHO STAYS
Not only are they looking to star in season 27 to find the woman he’s going to get on one knee and propose to her, the producers are helping him.
“He gets a lot of help and advice,” the source said. “They definitely give him their input, like, ‘Hey, why don’t you give her another try?’ or ‘Why don’t you talk to her anymore?’ or ‘She’s good – you should keep her around.'”
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The insider claimed that producers picked a few contestants to go home at the first rose ceremony on January 23, before Zach announced the 10 girls he would be sending home.
“They help out in the first few episodes as it’s overwhelming with so many girls,” the source shared. “But at the end of the day, Zach decides who gets a rose and who doesn’t.”
Since night one’s filming takes place in the late hours of the day, Zach has limited time to talk to all the girls.
And of course, not all the girls got one-on-ones with him.
The insider told The US Sun that the producers were trying to make the night more interesting by “telling him to kiss more girls.”
“The producers told him to kiss certain girls like Bailey or talk to certain girls to give them airtime,” the source said.
A few scenes didn’t make it, like contestant Lekha interrupting the rose ceremony to talk to Zach, according to the source, and his entire welcome speech, which was “five minutes long and the most boring speech in bachelor speech history.” “
In another scene, Zach and a couple of women joined him and Christina Mandrell on a party bus that she was arriving on.
“Zach was very uncomfortable on the bus. He wasn’t having fun and it wasn’t music he was into,” the insider claimed.
“Olivia grabbed his arm and luckily saved him from the embarrassment.”
As for candidate Madison [Johnson] who kept stealing Zach’s time, the “cute, normal girl” apparently got a “bad cut,” according to the insider, and “the producers were furious with what she was doing and said she had to go.”
“SCRAMBLING” TO SAVE THE SHOW
After all-time ratings lows and a racism scandal involving contestant Greer Blitzer, ABC’s network execs are “not happy on any level,” according to a production source.
The source previously told The US Sun, “If the numbers keep going down, ABC will have no choice but to pull the plug at some point.”
The source added that the show could either be canceled entirely or moved to a streaming platform.
Now, a source reported that behind the scenes executives and producers are “concerned they made the wrong casting choice.”
“With Zach, execs fear they really made the wrong choice because there’s no sign of people caring,” a source previously told The US Sun.
Zach has a social media team hired by the franchise to help him get more followers (he currently has over 82,000) and more engagement from his fans.
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