How Wells Adams Really Feels About The New Bachelor Host

Fans of "The Bachelor" franchise were stunned when longtime host Chris Harrison stepped back from the role after taking heat for making some controversial comments in 2021. 

His hosting duties were later taken on by an array of stand-ins. However, in September 2021, ABC announced that they had chosen a new host for the show and that former "Bachelor" Season 5 star Jesse Palmer had been named the permanent replacement for Harrison, per Page Six.

"For more than 20 years, 'The Bachelor' has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including at one time, my own," Palmer said in a statement after the news broke. "Falling in love is one of life's greatest gifts, and I am humbled by the opportunity to return to the show as host this season to offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience, and I am grateful to play a small part in his journey."

Palmer seemed like an obvious choice as he already works as an ESPN sports analyst and currently hosts ABC's "The Ultimate Surfer." He also hosted the 2018 reality series "The Proposal" for the network. 

Of course, there were fan favorites in the running for the job as well, like "Bachelor In Paradise" bartender Wells Adams.

Wells Adams speaks out about Jesse Palmer hosting The Bachelor

After the news broke that Jesse Palmer had been named the new host of "The Bachelor," Wells Adams had nothing but nice things to say about the man who beat him out for the job. 

"I also know Jesse really well, I've worked with him before. So I get him being the host, he was the Bachelor [so it] totally makes sense. You know, I'm happy [for him]," Adams told Us Weekly in December 2021. 

However, that doesn't mean that he wasn't at all upset about being passed over for the hosting gig. Adams admitted to the outlet that he was "a little bit" bummed that he hadn't been tapped to host "The Bachelor" following Chris Harrison's exit.

"But I was never the Bachelor, so I understood the decision," he added.

Adams also stated that he thought "Bachelor" viewers may have a hard time adjusting to Palmer as the new host of the show. 

"[It's] tough shoes to fill, you know, everyone was very accustomed to Chris doing that job," he said. "Change is hard for the audience so ... it's going to be a weird thing for people to see, I think. But I've met Jesse, I know him. He's a wonderful dude, so I'm happy."

Meanwhile, fans are still hoping that Adams will continue to be a fixture on ABC's hit summer series "Bachelor In Paradise."