Chris Harrison almost called police on Colton Underwood


After a surprise goodbye, some fans of “The Bachelor” are already hoping the recently departed woman will become the new leading lady.

“The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison is opening up about Colton Underwood’s memorable fence jump, which aired during Monday’s episode.

In an interview with E! News Tuesday, Harrison said he was nearby during Underwood’s breakup with contestant Cassie that led to the fence-jumping, but Harrison wasn’t camera-ready when it all went down.

“I was kind of in street clothes… wasn’t exactly dressed to go on. But when things started taking the direction they were, and I saw him throw off his mic and start walking out, I’m like, let me go talk to him,” he said. “So I start walking down this driveway, about a 100 yards or so, and I thought OK, well there’s the fence, so he’s gonna stop…and you saw what happened. He was up and over. It was pretty spectacular.” 

Harrison said he got so worried about not being able to find Underwood after he disappeared behind the fence that he almost called the police.

“After a few minutes, I quickly realized we lost the Bachelor. Like we don’t know where he is at all… So I’m sprinting down the street, and I’m yelling his name like a lunatic. And then I’m calling back to the United States, like, guys, what are your thoughts?” he said. “I’m like, at some point, we have to call the authorities. We decided we were going to give it about five more minutes and we were going to call the cops.” 

The crew was able to find the show’s star. Harrison said the whole situation was something he didn’t foresee.

“It’s just a situation we’ve never faced before, and (Underwood) truly, at that time, was done. 100 percent done,” he said. “And what unfolds is unbelievably raw, emotional.”

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