Josh Murray appears on the ” Bachelor in Paradise.’
LOS ANGELES – On a star-studded “the Bachelor” season preview party, former participants Robby Hayes and Josh Murray took the time to look back on their time on “The Bachelorette.”
Hayes told Fox News that the show is “100 percent” his life has changed and that “even knowing how it ended up with me to get my broken heart on national television in front of millions of people, I would do it all over again.”
During the Monday episode, Nick Viall seemed to have found love on “The Bachelor,” as he proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi.
“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” shows are a huge success for ABC, and Hayes says a lot of that has to do with the growing fanbase.
“Not only is it successful, but you will get more and more viewers every year… it’s crazy,” Hayes said. “I think they do a great job pleasing their fans. Once they got the fans in they know how to bring them back. A perfect example is when they re-used yo-Yo [Fletcher] of the season with Ben [Higgins] to the Bachelorette. They have been developed already half a million followers… and I think that method is how they keep building what they’ve built.”
Murray added that the producers “push” the tone of a certain distance.
“There is a lot of pushed drama for sure,” he said. “There are  many of the people, like puppets, so that they do what the people want them to do, and that makes the drama. You must do it.”
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Hayes said the stars of the show don’t have to listen to the producers of the wishes of the customer.
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“I mean, they (the producers) will push for something, but you don’t have to give it to them,” he said. “If they want you to say something you can say exactly how they want it, in your own words, or you don’t have to say.”
And this season the headlines for a little racier than others, and Hayes attributes that a particular participant, Corrine.
“I think it started spicy, it’s gotten a lot better, because, he said, Corrine is a good point…if things like that they are a bit sharp noted. As you look at her, she’s doing great. Nick appreciation for the fact that she is out of her comfort zone…”
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