Chris Harrison Hopes to Find Love Again – But Not on The Bachelor

Chris Harrison

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05/09/2012 AT 6:50 PM ET

The minute Chris Harrison announced his split from Gwen Jones, his wife of 18 years, the quips about him being the next Bachelor star began.

It turns out the show’s host can see the humor in the speculation – but isn’t ready for that kind of experience.

“I was waiting for that question,” the host said Wednesday during a conference call to promote the new season of The Bachelorette, which premieres Monday.

“Getting out of a 22-year relationship, having just announced my divorce to the world a week ago, having two kids and trying to start a new life, I’m thinking I wouldn’t exactly be a great candidate to be the bachelor right now or anytime soon.”


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