“I felt like every part was tremendous staged,” Swartz, 36, solely advised Us Weekly on Monday, February 22. “I believe the producers did a superb job of, , determining the date situations the place they create a live performance to this resort or deliver an amusement park to this resort.”
With season 25 being filmed solely on the Nemacolin Resort in Pennsylvania, Swartz mentioned the crew “clearly had their challenges,” but it surely was the contestant dynamics that have been the largest flip off for her as a viewer.
“It felt like they have been creating means an excessive amount of drama among the many women, versus actually specializing in, like, Matt being the Bachelor,” she defined. “Now we’re, , approaching hometowns and I really feel like I don’t know the women in any respect.”
The Bachelor in Paradise alum admitted that this season was “so laborious to observe” as a result of a lot of the main focus was on the cattiness on the resort.
“It actually was a bit exhausting,” she mentioned. “It was not a soothing season to observe by any means.”
Swartz revealed that she “reengaged” herself amid the coronavirus pandemic and opted to observe James’ journey for love, but it surely was a little bit of a disappointment.
Practically 10 years after she competed on season 16 of the ABC relationship sequence with Ben Flajnik in 2012, Swartz mentioned, “it’s simply the identical define,” together with having a contestant are available late and get an increase out of the ladies — which occurred when Heather Martin showed up on the February eight episode.
“It’s simply kinda laborious to observe this — the identical tune and dance again and again each season,” the Bachelor Pad alum advised Us.
Swartz did, nevertheless, notice that it was nice to see more diversity in the cast this season, saying there was “zero variety” when she was on the present.
“By way of tireless efforts of former contestants and former heads, after which additionally the viewers actually talking out, , the present actually had managed to take small steps,” she mentioned.
Harrison, 49, introduced on February 13 that he’s quickly stepping down from his hosting duties after he received backlash for feedback made to Rachel Lindsay in regard to Kirkconnell, 24, who was photographed at a plantation-themed faculty occasion in 2018 and “preferred” photographs with a Accomplice flag within the background.
Each Harrison and Kirkconnell have publicly apologized for his or her actions.
With reporting by Diana Cooper