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The Bachelorette: Could Kate Gosselin Be The Next Star Of The Dating Competition?

June 19, 2010 10:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


Move over Ali Fedotowsky, Kate Gosselin might be taking your place as the next star of ABC‘s The Bachelorette! Reports are circulating that the single mother of eight and star of Kate Plus 8 could soon be looking for love on national TV. Keep reading for more details on what The Bachelorette‘s creator and host think about the possibility of Gosselin joining the show…

Kate Gosselin is making the reality TV rounds and her next stop might be ABC‘s The Bachelorette. The mother of eight first found reality TV stardom with TLC‘s Jon & Kate Plus 8. After she and husband, Jon Gosselin, divorced last year, she starred in her own spin-off show, Kate Plus 8. Earlier this year she graced the stage as a competitor on ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars before landing yet another reality show, TLC‘s Twist of Kate. Now it looks as though her quest for reality TV domination might be continuing as she searches for love.

Life & Style magazine reported that ”Kate’s working on a deal to do a new reality dating series on ABC.” Although it’s not been officially determined whether or not the dating show in question would be The Bachelorette, bigwigs at ABC certainly seem open to it. During a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson addressed the rumors of Gosselin becoming the next Bachelorette. “That would be great,” McPherson said. ”Unfortunately I can’t officially confirm or deny that at all. But that would be fantastic. She was great on [Dancing With the Stars].”

Mike Fleiss, creator of The Bachelorette, seems a little less enthusiastic than McPherson at the idea. ”I guess it’s kind of interesting. I haven’t really thought about it. I’ve never spoken with her, and that’s the truth,” Fleiss said. ”Seriously, it would sort of have to be a special edition of The Bachelor because I don’t want to jump the shark and do something weird like that. But if she wanted to do her own sort of The Bachelorette kind of thing, that might be cool.”

Chris Harrison, longtime host of the dating show, loves the idea of Gosselin doing the show. “From all I hear, she’s actually a lovely woman and as nice as can be. I think that would be a phenomenal show. Can you imagine, getting out on a date and you walk up and there’s a woman standing out front with eight kids behind her?!” Harrison said. ”It would be a great show. What guy has what it takes to even walk in the door and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to give this a shot.’”

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4 Responses to “The Bachelorette: Could Kate Gosselin Be The Next Star Of The Dating Competition?”

  1. gmlala Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Nooooooo! I seriously wouldn’t watch it if Kate were the bachelorette…. Ewwwwwww!

  2. quicksilver Says:
    July 28th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I hate shows like the bachelorette! Please don’t do it Kate!

  3. Narcissist Much? Says:
    August 12th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Nancy Ford – try getting your facts straight before you write an article! Kate was horrible on DWTS and Twist of Kate is not a reality show that has ever been on TV. K+8′s ratings are in the toilet and the show is on the verge of cancellation. Kate is one of the most hated people in America according to the latest E-Poll (#6 to be exact). Time to face the facts – Kate’s 15 mins. are up.

  4. JudyK Says:
    August 12th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I don’t know what Chris Harrison is smokin’ these days, but Kate Gosslin is universally hated and is NOT a lovely woman.


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