EDITOR’s NOTE: As if preparing for Monday’s 7 a.m. ET launch of SportsCenter:AM wasn’t keeping SC anchor Jaymee Sire busy enough, the certified foodie and “Bachelor Nation” denizen was asked to Skype into ABC’s Monday “Bachelor Live” post-show re-cap and analysis. Sire – and her cat Mays (named after San Francisco great, Willie Mays) – were part of the whip-around discussion that also featured Miss Piggy, a watch party from MIT and other Bachelor devotees. Here, Sire explains her involvement and Mays’ timely video bomb.
When I’m not at home watching a sporting event, I generally have the TV on Food Network or HGTV. I don’t watch “Housewives,” I don’t watch the “Kardashians.” Really my only “guilty pleasure,” reality TV is ABC’s “The Bachelor.” It’s a tradition that started in college [Washington State] and has transcended all of my career moves to different cities across the country. My life and address is ever-changing, but one thing has remained constant: Monday nights with some wine, girlfriends and the most dramatic rose ceremony yet.
— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) February 2, 2016
So when my friend and “Bachelor” producer, Elan Gale, asked if I’d be interested in Skyping in for the new “Bachelor Live” show, I didn’t even have to think twice. We arranged it for last night, which was the final live show of the season, and also followed a big cliffhanger ending, so it was fun to follow that. I was surprised how nervous I was! How hilarious is that? I do live television in front of a national audience for two [soon to be three] hours, five days a week, and yet I was nervous to do a two-minute Skype call about “The Bachelor!”
I used the opportunity to inform Bachelor Ben Higgins that I took him in an US Weekly Celebrity Fantasy Draft with my Connecticut girlfriends (third-round pick, BTW) and that I was expecting big things. I also asked a very important question that all of America has been wondering about this season’s “villain,” Olivia: “Is her breath really that bad?”
Hahaha thanks chica. How about Mays insisting on making an appearance?! How embarrassing 🙈😼 https://t.co/hroMKovB2n
— Jaymee Sire (@jaymee) February 2, 2016
Host Chris Harrison wisely jumped in to give The Bachelor an out. . . and he took it. So technically, Ben didn’t answer my question, but his silence said it all. And apparently I wasn’t the only one thinking this, judging by the feedback I got on social media and from my friends.
Of course, my mischievous orange cat (Mays) just HAD to make an appearance, video-bombing me towards the end of the call. Nothing says “single” like hanging out with your cat while watching “The Bachelor.” How embarrassing! Oh well. . . I’m pretty sure it sealed the deal for most dramatic “Bachelor Live” Skype call yet.