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Kate Gosselin Offered 'Bachelorette' Slot

June 17, 2010 (3:33 am) GMT
Both Ryan Seacrest and the show's host Chris Harrison think it is a brilliant idea to put the mother of eight in the dating scene but creator Mike Fleiss thinks otherwise.

During a radio promotion for "", host Chris Harrison said that it is possible for to be the next star of "". Calling in to KIIS FM on Tuesday, June 15, Harrison was tickled with the idea of what kind of guy would dare to go through the door, knowing that the bachelorette is a woman with eight kids.

When asked by whether the report was true, Harrison recalled the time somebody said she doesn't want to do the show and him not asking her to do so. Saying it actually can be "phenomenal", Harrison said, "She's a lovely woman, as nice as can be. It would be a great show. What guy would have what it takes to just even walk in the door and say, 'Yeah, I'm gonna give this a shot'?"

The conversation went on to the discussion whether the "Bachelor" franchise should start putting single moms as the star. Seacrest thought it is "genius" idea and ABC should do it. Then he called in creator Mike Fleiss to confirm whether there has been a talk about it. Fleiss however said that he had never really thought about bringing Gosselin in and suggested that he would rather not jump the shark like that.

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