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Bachelor host Chris Harrison admits producers ‘forced’ Peter Weber’s finalist Madison to confess virginity

BACHELOR host Chris Harrison confessed the show “forced” Madison Prewett to reveal her virginity to Peter Weber in this week’s episode.

The longtime face of the ABC franchise, 48, confirmed the “uncomfortable” drama was planned as fans slammed production for “manipulating” this season.

23-year-old Madison told Pilot Pete, 28, this week that if he had sex with the other two women, she would go home.

However, she did not disclose she was saving herself for marriage at the time or go into detail during the conversation.

Bachelor Nation has criticized the people who work behind-the-scenes on the show for making Madison and the other two finalists - Victoria Fuller, 26, and Hannah Ann Sluss, 23 - live together during Fantasy Suites.

Fans felt the roommate arrangement was solely done to “force” the Alabama native to reveal her whole truth.

Chris confirmed their fears and admitted the move is “very different” than anything they have ever done during the show’s 18 year run during an appearance on the Almost Famous podcast with Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti.

He further defended himself to the viewer outrage: “We have to force certain situations at times to force people into an uncomfortable position or to face something that they need to face that they’re not really standing up to.”

The TV personality blamed Madison’s hesitation in telling the truth to Peter on why the show made the decision to room the women together for the first time.

“She gives Peter this ultimatum and she really hasn’t come clean as to all of the details of saving herself for marriage.

"And this was a situation where I felt like we needed as producers to force a conversation and force a situation that would bring about a resolution.

“Because we are getting way too far into this to still have something hanging over them that they’re really not dealing with.”

The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host stood firm: “When push comes to shove, we’re going to shove and were going to force this situation.

“So yeah, it was awkward and maybe we’ll never do it again. But in this situation it needed to be done,” he concluded.

Fans have been LIVID over the intentional producing all season but expressed the most anger over this week’s episode.

“The producers are out of control and have zero respect for the lead or the contestants feelings anymore. I always looked forward to each season but it’s come to where I could care less about watching,” one upset viewer commented.

Another displeased fan wrote: “And of course the producers knew Made was a virgin and put these girls together so it would come out that the other two sleep with Peter.

“This manipulation clearly causes pain to Made knowing Peter could never keep it in his pants if he was clearly going to choose Madi.”

After their tearful exchange, Madison left Peter sobbing during their one-on-one date in Australia.

It appears the brunette basketball star may never return.

The ABC show returns next week with the Women Tell All special, and the two-part finale is expected to air on March 9th and 10th.

Bachelor finalist Madison Prewett sobs and storms out after Peter Weber admits he was 'intimate' with other women

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