"The Bachelor" is one of reality television's most popular programs. Since it's debut in March 2002, it's become ABC's most popular show and created several spinoffs including: "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise." Throughout its 25 seasons, the show has made contestants famous and has successfully matched a few couples along the way. Tanner and Jade Tolbert from "Bachelor in Paradise" are just one of the many couples to find love on the show.
Currently, the show's spinoff "The Bachelorette" is in its 17th season with the premiere episode airing this past Monday. However, viewers will notice one big change. Chris Harrison stepped down from his hosting duties after being caught up in controversy. Harrison received backlash after defending a former "Bachelor" contestant accused of racism. With Harrison gone, former "Bachelorette" contestants Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams have filled in his role.
With all television programs, "The Bachelor" is prone to controversy. There's plenty of stuff behind the scenes that viewers don't know about. So take a look at some of these "Bachelor" secrets.