The new leading man for ABC's venerable reality show franchise was also swears to uphold all of the show's cheesiest cliches during a brief ceremony on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Peter Weber has only been announced as "The Bachelor" for a few hours now and already he's begun the talk show circuit.
Immediately after the three-hour season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise," where he was introduced to Bachelor Nation, the newly-minted "Bachelor" swung by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for an important swearing-in ceremony before appearing on "Ellen" the following day.
While Jimmy Kimmel had Pete, he made the commercial pilot promise to uphold some of the franchise's most obnoxious tropes and cliches. Peter laughed along, but we know he was deadly serious when he agreed to the following and more ... because he's probably contractually obligated to do most of these things):
- Do you promise not to give a first impression rose to a woman dressed as an animal?
- Do you promise to keep the crazy girl all the other girls hate on the show for at least four weeks even though you have zero intention of marrying her?
- Do you promise to be madly in love with two women three hours before you propose to one of them?
- Do you promise to narrow it down to the pretty one and the intelligent one, who's also pretty but maybe not as pretty and get everyone's hopes up that maybe just maybe this time you will choose the interesting one only to pick the pretty one in the end?
Pete also promised to stare wistfully into the distance from time to time, cry during certain episodes and even reprise his most famous encounter during his season on "The Bachelorette."
"Do you promise to make love in a windmill, should you happen upon one?" Kimmel asked him, to which Peter gave his most enthusiastic, "I do!"
Kimmel followed it up with an idea to level up the experience, but we'll have to tune in to see if such an opportunity presents itself. One thing's for sure, Peter is not going to live down Hannah Brown revealing that she had sex in a windmill with him (four times!) during their fantasy suite experience.
Hannah came up again during Peter's appearance on "Ellen" on Wednesday, and the host even had one of his more intimate exchanges with "The Bachelorette" playing on the screen behind the as they chatted. The audience hooted and hollered while Peter admitted it was a pretty fond memory.
"There was no shortage of passion, for sure," he said upon seeing the two of them making out behind him.
Ellen DeGeneres asked him about his feelings for Hannah, and Peter admitted that he does still have feelings for her. "I don't know if I'll completely lose all that love in my heart for her, and I kind of hope I don't 'cause that'll show me what I had was true and it was real," he said.
But Ellen's real question was what would he do if Hannah showed up on his season of "The Bachelor"? "What if you get down to the end and you have a few people that you like and then they send her in?" she asked. "What happens?"
"I'm always going to have amazing memories with Hannah; she means a ton to me," he said during the interview. "But I'm ready to move on and I'm ready to find my girl and I'm very hopeful it's going to work out."
One of the things that helped Peter get to this point was reuniting with Hannah at the finale of her season, because he admitted that she really did break his heart.
"I was kind of looking forward to that time because as you watch back the show, you're reliving it again and I'd been trying to move on," he said. "It kind of brings all those feelings back again, so I was excited to finally get some closure, you know, close that book and move on."
And that's exactly what he was able to do, freeing himself up to date a couple dozen women at once when the new season of "The Bachelor" kicks off in January 2020.
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