Reality television shows sometimes include scenes and certain situations that are, well, a bit staged. This is also true for the Bachelor, according to one of its stars.
Peter Weber, a pilot and former bachelor spoke on an episode of US Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast alongside Dustin Kendrick to divulge some secrets behind the scenes and how involved the producers are with the cast when it comes to the kissing on screen.
And yep, those intimate moments are super creepy.
“Everyone kisses a lot of people, but I probably just played ball a little bit too much with the producers, said Weber.
“You don’t see this on camera, like, so many times. I was being given this signal the entire time, like, they wanted that and hey, if I was feeling it with the girl, I was gonna go in for it.”
To clarify what the hand signal meant, Weber giggled and said, “producers, if they think it’s a good time to kiss, they’ll, like, tap their fingers, or they have their phone that says, ‘kiss.’”
“The first night, though, it’s usually the girls’ names behind their head, just to kind of remind me, and then it’ll segue from that to, ‘All right, you should do this, we think it’s a good time,” Weber said to US Weekly. “ And then I got labeled, I guess, the most-kissed Bachelor.”
If you have a hard time remembering names, then that does seem like a friendly reminder.
All in all, we’re not entirely sure if Weber was allowed to spill the beans on this, but we are not complaining about revealed mysteries.
Listen to the full interview with Peter Weber and Dustin Kendrick here.