Lance Bass has his eye on a brand new job. The 42-year-old singer tells ET’s Rachel Smith he’d prefer to be the everlasting Bachelor franchise host, within the midst of his internet hosting visitor in season 7 of Baccalaureate in paradise.
“They didn’t ask me [to be the permanent host], and of course that will depend on Bachelor Nation, ”he says. “I’m a part of Bachelor Nation, so I understand how volatile we can become. We are very opinionated. “
“If they like me, I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Bass continues. “I mean, yeah sure, it would be a dream come true to be able to host a show like that.”
To Bass’s delight, his paradise the tenure started Tuesday evening, after the passage of two episodes of David Spade.
“It was God who was very kind to me, because I am a huge fan, especially of Baccalaureate in paradiseBass told ET of getting the job. Bachelor [shows], corn Baccalaureate in paradise is just my summer indulgence. I love it so much so when they asked me to be a guest host I rocked. I’m like ‘I’m going to be able to enter Heaven ?!’ “
Bass and Spade, together with future visitor hosts Lil Jon and Tituss Burgess, have been chosen for the live performance following longtime host Chris Harrison’s launch from the franchise.
“Hard-to-fill shoes for sure. I love Chris Harrison,” Bass mentioned, earlier than explaining what he hoped to carry to the present.
“I think it’s interesting what they’re doing this season by letting me go to heaven and sit down with these candidates and really understand what’s going on,” he mentioned. “I think what’s needed on a show like this is to have someone who’s a good sounding board.”
Bass notes that, whereas Wells Adams, BEEPThe Grasp of Cocktails and Ceremonies at, does “such a good job” speaking to contestants and giving them recommendation, asking the host to do the identical is a enjoyable new twist.
“Now the host can come in and also spend some one-on-one time with these candidates and really be that sounding board for them,” he says. “Everyone needs a gay best friend.”
Contestants have been shortly wowed by Bass when he stepped onto the seaside to sing * NSYNC’s tune in 2000, “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
“I was hired for that, of course … A pun * NSYNC must have happened,” Bass jokes. “It’s crazy because everyone over there, they’re the * NSYNC fan age. They were the perfect age growing up to be fans of boy groups. So yeah, that must be a little trip. for them.”
To date, no contestant has been in a position to spend extra time with Bass than Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian, who had a date organized by the singer on Tuesday evening’s episode. Though the date concerned answering private questions or consuming coarse meals, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the couple hit it off.
“Riley and Maurissa are my favorites. Maybe because I put them together. They’re really awesome. I didn’t expect this relationship to take off so quickly,” Bass admits. “The date is to eat horrible food if you don’t answer the questions. They eat pork snout and tripe and they love it!”
The date went so nicely, actually, that Bass ended up being there for an enormous make-up session between the contestants.
“You knew it was proper after they have been answering questions and he or she was like, ‘I am a really sexual particular person. “And he’s like ‘Oh, okay.’ And from that moment on you could just tell there was that spark. I just saw the love go down, “he mentioned.” And yes, it was very awkward to have to sit there and to watch them kiss in front of me. I was like … ‘You’ve all known each other for 30 minutes, come on!’ “
Along with the lovebirds, Bass informed ET he was “really excited” to satisfy Joe Amabile, who befriended Serena Pitt this season.
“He’s one of my favorites. I was so excited to see him back in Heaven. He goes through it, of course. But I love that he ends up with Serena P.,” he says. “I think it was just a really cute relationship, and I hope it flourishes even more, but we know how paradise goes. We don’t know what’s going to happen. “
Demi Burnett, who as soon as turned out to be queer, was additionally somebody Bass could not wait to satisfy.
“I was really excited to meet Demi, because she’s such a character. She knows what she’s doing. She went over there to stir the pot. Hate her or love her, that’s a excellent television, ”he says. “And of course I have to support my LGBT daughter.”
Tune into Thursday’s episode of Leisure Tonight for extra on ET’s interview with Bass.
Baccalaureate in paradise will air two episodes hosted by Bass subsequent week, Monday August 30 and Tuesday August 31 on ABC. Take a look at all of ET’s protection for the most recent seaside drama.