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Chris Harrison Divorce: 10 Reasons Why He Should Be The Next ‘Bachelor'

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 05/07/2012 3:49 pm

Chris Harrison

In case you haven’t already heard, Chris Harrison is getting a divorce from his wife Gwen Jones. HuffPost Celebrity referred to the split as a “case of brutal irony” because Harrison is the longtime host of ABC's “Bachelor” franchise, where bright-eyed (and often dim-witted) men and women search for true love … and go on a lot of journeys … and totally are NOT there to make friends.

After we got over the initial shock of Chris Harrison’s split -- I think at least one “Nooooooo!” was expressed -- we started thinking about how perfect our beloved Mr. Harrison would be as a “Bachelor” leading man himself. (People evidently agrees.) Here are our 10 reasons that Chris Harrison should cast himself as the next “Bachelor.”

LOOK: 10 Reasons Why Chris Harrison Should Be The Next 'Bachelor'

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  • He's Just As Good Looking As Any Other "Bachelor" Contestant, But Twice As Smart

    That photo and <a href="" target="_hplink">this quote</a> -- "Love is not an option. Death, taxes, and love. It's something we all just got to suck it up and pay" -- say it all.

  • Anyone's Better Than Ben Flajnik ...

    A.k.a. the most boring and frustrating bachelor in "Bachelor" history. There's no way Chris could come off poorly after Ben-and-Courtney-gate 2012.

  • He'd Pick Out The White-Wine Cryers (And Mean Girls) From A Mile Away

    ... and eliminate them immediately. Chris knows all the tricks of the "Bachelor" trade. He wouldn't let the more unsavory characters stick around for <em>too</em> long (unless he wanted to create some really juicy storylines, for which we would forgive him).

  • He Could Ensure A Surprise Guest On Every Episode

    No one knows more about the "most shocking" "Bachelor" moments than Chris Harrison does -- he manufactures them! If he could create those special surprises every week, we'd be all the happier. (The show is a guilty-pleasure after all ...)

  • He Would Have More To Do

    In a 2011 interview, <a href=",,20457009,00.html?xid=tressugar" target="_hplink">Ellen asked Chris Harrison</a>: <blockquote>"Everyone knows it's the final rose," DeGeneres says. "There's only one rose. They know it. Yet, every single time, 'Ladies, Brad. It's the final rose.' How do you not laugh when you do that?" To which Harrison, 39, replied: "You realize how little I do on this show. So, please, please don't take away the one thing I do." </blockquote> If Harrison became the Bachelor, filling his schedule would not be a problem.

  • A Better Rose Ceremony

    Harrison, master drama-builder, could take the rose ceremony to the next level by uttering, "It's the final rose" before giving out that rose <em>himself</em>. It would also make the whole thing a lot more efficient.

  • The Man Knows How To Wear A Suit

    Enough said.

  • He's A Family Man

    Which means that he'd choose his new leading lady wisely. He's not just looking for his two months of fame.

  • He's Wounded

    Having endured a heartbreak or trauma of some sort is practically a prerequisite for being on "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette." Since Harrison is about to go through a divorce, he likely fills the bill.

  • The Ladies Love Him

    "Bachelor" fans love Chris Harrison. They love him so much that some of them even snuggle on a couch with a cardboard cut-out of him. If that's not adoration, we don't know what is. Want amazing ratings next season, ABC? Give these women the Bachelor they already know and love.