“I can’t say I’m surprised,” the host of “The Bachelor” said during an interview on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday.
“It’s something that’s been a big part of our show since Day 1, and it was always a fun thing to play.”
The interview comes after “The Bachelor” season five, which wrapped its first two episodes, went off without a hitch on Wednesday.ABC has yet to reveal its season finale date for the “Bachelor” series, which has aired on CBS since 2001.
The network is also working on the spinoff “Bacheloretts: All Stars,” which has been set up for a 2020 premiere.
The Baccarat Table Lamp Company, which manufactures the lamps, told NBC News that the series finale will mark the last time they make a lamp.
“The Bats will be out for dinner in a matter of weeks,” the company said in a statement.
“But for the rest of us who are still working on getting ready to go to bed tonight, we will be making sure to catch up on all the great Bachelorettes and the rest, of the great things that Bachelors do in the world.”
“The Bachelor,” a reality competition series, began in 2002 and has been a staple of the TV landscape since the late ’90s.
The series has had some of the most high-profile couples ever, including former Miss America Heidi Klum and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, as well as two women vying for the title of Bachelor of the Year.