Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay doesn’t want Ben Smith to be the next single. On the Wednesday episode of the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast with co-presenter Becca Kufrin, the lawyer sounded in the dramatic episode of Tuesday The bachelorette – one who saw Tayshia Adams send frontrunner Ben home for his inability to articulate his emotions. Rachel had stern words of caution against even viewing Ben as a potential Bachelor education contender, and along the way compared him to her former frontrunner Peter Kraus.
“He’s doing just enough to keep up,” Rachel said of Ben. ‘He reminds me of Peter Kraus. He reminds me of him in the way he gives you just enough, but if you really break down what he’s saying it doesn’t make sense. ‘ The lawyer added, “So it’s like, ‘I don’t believe you.’ Like, I love you. I like you. I feel it, but there is something I cannot explain that is not right here. (Peter was second in Rachel’s season of The bachelorette, but the two parted ways after he had not proposed.)
Like Ben, Bachelor Nation rallied behind Peter to become the Bachelor after his elimination, but it never came to fruition. “A thousand percent wants to be single, [but] I’m begging producers, please don’t, “Rachel said.” We’ve been here before with the person so desperate to be the lead, [and] it never comes true. If they want it so bad, if they planned it, calculated it, [making] certain moves to get to that point and then you give it to them, it always messes up. “
Lindsay added that there are many great men from Tayshia’s season who would be better suited for the role. “Don’t choose him,” she said of Ben. “I don’t want to see it.”
While Ben’s elimination came as a shock to fans, a new teaser for the two-night finale suggests he might just pull a Bennett Jordan and return to confess his love. In never-before-seen footage, Ben sits on a sofa with Tayshia and tells her, “I’ve never felt this feeling, but I’m in love with you.” Elsewhere in the teaser, Tayshia gets a knock on a door, insinuating a surprise visit. “There is a rose ceremony,” says Tayshia. “What should I do with it Which? “
The Bachelorette finale will be broadcast on ABC on Monday December 21 and Tuesday December 22 at 8 p.m.