Catherine Lowe says she’s still “obsessed” with Chris Harrison, but admits that Jesse Palmer is doing a “really good job” hosting “The Bachelorette” in his place.
The former reality star, 36, called the transition “very seamless” while speaking to Page Six Friday in promotion of her new Lysol partnership.
“They did a really good job in choosing Jesse,” Lowe gushed of the former NFL star. “He has a very similar background to Chris where he’ll show up, but when he leaves the camera, you don’t think about him anymore.”
She continued, “That’s what Chris did really well. He didn’t take away the spotlight from the actual conversations.”
Not only does Lowe think that Palmer, 43, has been doing that “so well” with co-leads Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, but she also praised the “unique perspective” that the sports commentator lends to the show.
“[He can say], ‘Hey, Iv’e been there, I know,’” the former ABC personality said. “I’ve been glad to watch him but I also, of course, am still obsessed with Chris Harrison.”
Harrison, 51, left the franchise in 2021 after he was called out for making racially insensitive remarks during an interview.
Former “Bachelorette” leads Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe took over his role for a single season, but Palmer has since hosted in their place.
Although Lowe continues to watch, her husband, Sean Lowe, does not — but Catherine clarified that he is not “boycotting” the show despite previously saying so.
“He only watched it to tweet about the guys … and he doesn’t have fun doing it anymore because [of] Twitter and backlash [when you] make fun of people,” she explained.
Catherine and Sean, 38, met and fell in love on Season 17 of the show and now share three children — Samuel, 6, Isaiah, 4, and Mia, 2.
The little ones are “totally unaware” of their family’s fame, with Catherine telling us that they think it’s “completely normal” to be in magazines and only voice confusion about why their parents have “so many friends.”
Samuel, Isaiah and Mia are now making new friends of their own as the siblings all started school within the last month.
The former graphic designer has been helping her brood stay safe in the classroom with Lysol products, gushing to us about the brand’s HERE for Healthy Schools Initiative.
“I love that my kids are having fun in a great, clean safe environment where kids can be kids but still learn what they’re learning,” Catherine explained. “These kids are getting the experiences in schools that they should be having.”