The host of Bachelor in Paradise, Chris Harrison is speaking out about selection of Nick Viall over Luke Pell who was chosen at the last minute. While talking to Entertainment Tonight, the host said “Luke was definitely the frontrunner. It’s not an indictment on Luke that he’s not the Bachelor. That doesn’t make him a bad guy. We can just only have one person and, at the end of the day, it’s very important for us to have someone who is sincere. Who is sincerely going to go through this and, I hate to be cliche, for the right reasons try to find love?”

A source told ET that Luke may have been pushing too much for his own aspirations when it came to his Bachelor future. He said, “All Luke asked about and seemed to care about when planning his role as the Bachelor was his country music career.”

While talking about choosing Nick over Luke at the last minute, Harrison said, “If we did make that last-minute decision to go with Nick, there’s a reason, at the end of the day, sincerity is huge to us. … Who’s ready to find love and go on this journey and who might have ulterior motives and might want to go in a different business direction with all this?”