Have you noticed the synergy between HGTV and The Bachelor and The Bachelorette? Several stars have made appearances in both places. It makes sense, both are vehicles to gain exposure and further a career. Let’s take a look at those who have crossed over.
From The Bachelor to HGTV
Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright – Going Yard
Chris, a landscape designer, was on season 6 of The Bachelorette and Peyton was on season 10 of The Bachelor. They didn’t marry the leads from their seasons but did marry each other and starred on Going Yard. Chris is also the new star of DIY’s Yard Crashers.
Jillian Harris – Love it or List it Too/Vancouver
Jillian, an interior designer, was on season 13 of The Bachelor then became the bachelorette for season 5 of that show. She’s now combined the design and television experiences into Love it or List it Too.
Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter – Rocky Mountain Reno
Trista appeared on the original season of The Bachelor then also led on the first season of The Bachelorette. She met and chose Ryan on the latter show. Neither had a design career however both were hands on in the renovations the shows featured.
Bob Guiney – Showhouse Showdown
Bob was on the first season of The Bachelorette. The same show Trista was the lead. He was then choosen as the bachelor on the fourth season of that show. He was new to television before his appearances on the Bachelor franchises but has subsequently made a career in entertainment including a hosting gig on Showhouse Showdown.
From HGTV to The Bachelor
Chris Harrison – Designers’ Challenge
In the biggest success story here, Chris is the lone example of someone who parlayed facetime on HGTV to a successful gig on a network show . Before he was the host of the Bachelor franchise shows, which have been running for 14 years now, Chris was the host of Designers’ Challenge.
In what would have been another big success, Jonathan Scott of the Property Brothers franchise reveals that he was approached by The Bachelor about being the lead on that show. I wonder who else The Bachelor/’Ette has approached from HGTV?
Finally, while not exactly a crossover, for several years now, stars of the Bachelor shows have appeared on a float during the Rose Parade, televised by HGTV.
OK, fans of both HGTV and the Bachelor shows, did I miss anyone? Who would you like to see from HGTV on The Bachelor or Bachelorette? Who would you like to see from The Bachelor or Bachelorette on HGTV?