Chris Harrison on how 'The Bachelor' will handle virgin Colton's fantasy suites (Exclusive)

Chris Harrison has it covered. 

Fans were divided when Colton Underwood was announced as the next Bachelor, with some questioning whether he'd be ready to move on so soon after his breakup with Tia Booth, and others concerned about whether a virgin Bachelor was the right move for the franchise. But Harrison isn't worried.

"No matter what we say, if we said Jason, if we said Blake, it doesn't matter. There's going to be backlash, that's the way social media works these days," Harrison told ET at the New York premiere of A Simple Favor on Monday. "Colton's going to be good TV, and that is the reason we chose him." 

"He probably won't have his shirt on after night one, so it's going to be a good season," he cracked. 

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THE BACHELORETTE - 'Episode 1406' Richmond, Virginia, whose past is inextricably connected to Americas rich history, is the backdrop for a defining week in Beccas journey. Jason and Beccas date takes the couple on a trolley tour around town, but the day ends on a stunning emotional note. Seven men pay homage to Virginia, one of the cradles of democracy, as they take a history quiz and then participate in the Beccalection 2018 debate. Leo and Becca take a spectacular aerial tour of the state and try their skill at shucking oysters. Australian country superstar Morgan Evans caps off the night with a special performance. One bachelor mounts a shocking late-night surprise which may decide his fate with Becca. Which men will be on the right side of history? Find out on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JULY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) COLTON
THE BACHELORETTE - 'Episode 1406' Richmond, Virginia, whose past is inextricably connected to Americas rich history, is the backdrop for a defining week in Beccas journey. Jason and Beccas date takes the couple on a trolley tour around town, but the day ends on a stunning emotional note. Seven men pay homage to Virginia, one of the cradles of democracy, as they take a history quiz and then participate in the Beccalection 2018 debate. Leo and Becca take a spectacular aerial tour of the state and try their skill at shucking oysters. Australian country superstar Morgan Evans caps off the night with a special performance. One bachelor mounts a shocking late-night surprise which may decide his fate with Becca. Which men will be on the right side of history? Find out on 'The Bachelorette,' MONDAY, JULY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) COLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Former NFL and 'The Bachelorette' star Colton Underwood attends Regard Magazine's celebration of the ESPY Awards and their Special Annual Sports Edition at private residence on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
BACHELORETTE - 'The Men Tell All' - The most memorable bachelors from this season - including Chris R., Christon, Colton, Connor, David, Jason, Jean Blanc, John, Jordan, Leo, Nick and Wills, as well as Christian, Jake, Joe and Kamil - return to confront each other and Becca one last time to dish the dirt, tell their side of the story and share their emotional departures. Finally, as the clock ticks down on Beccas journey to find love, a special sneak peek of her dramatic final week with Blake and Garrett is highlighted, on 'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,' MONDAY, JULY 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert via Getty Images) COLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Colton Underwood attends Monster Energy Outbreak $50K Charity Challenge celebrity basketball game at UCLA on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 07: Colton Underwood attends the Disney ABC Television TCA Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 08: Colton Underwood visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 8, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - AUGUST 10: Reality TV star Colton Underwood poses for photos on the red carpet during The Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo Trade Show at The Phoenician on August 10, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by John Medina/Getty Images)
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Harrison confessed that he doesn't know whether Underwood is really ready to find a wife, but "that's the whole point of the show." "Maybe at the end of it, he's not, and it's a complete disaster. That's the way it goes, that's life," he said -- but something tells us he has some hope. The longtime Bachelor host has already prepared to help usher Underwood through the fantasy suites, after he awkwardly approached him for advice on the topic during Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette.

"Well, this year, because I know he's the Bachelor, I brought in props, so there's going to be a big presentation of what happens in the fantasy suite [with] 3D models," he joked. "It really gets interesting, and I'm going to bring my son in as well, who is a teenager, so I can knock out the talk." 

"No, but it's part of the storyline, the fact that Colton's a virgin, clearly. How will the women react to that? How is he going to handle that? It's something that he's obviously dealt with his entire life and he got emotional about it. About when he was in the NFL and having to fake it," Harrison continued. "So, we are going to deal with that. We'll dive into that."

The TV host also dished on how his Bachelor gig has affected his own dating life. "It probably puts more pressure, and if I ask somebody out, and I'm like, 'We're going to dinner and a movie,' they're like, 'Where's the hot air balloon? Why are we not flying privately to Bora Bora?'" Harrison hilariously revealed. "So I think there's a lot of pressure on me, which is why I don't date at all. It's just going to be a disappointment. Let's just cut to the chase."

In addition to his Bachelor duties, Harrison also serves as host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which premiered its 17th season on Monday. 

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BACHELORETTE 13 - Episode 1301 - Accomplished Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay takes a recess from the courtroom to start her search for happily ever after in the 13th edition of ABC's hit series, 'The Bachelorette,' premiering at a special time, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, RACHEL LINDSAY
THE BACHELOR - 'Episode 2111 - The Women Tell All' - Tempers flare and there are plenty of fireworks, as 19 of the most memorable women this season are back to confront Nick and tell their side of the story. There were highs and lows during Nick's unforgettable season - and then there was Corinne, the most controversial bachelorette of the group. The very self-confident Corinne, who has been the woman viewers and the other bachelorettes have loved to hate, returns to have her chance to defend herself. Rachel, the recently announced new Bachelorette, shares some insight into how she plans to handle her search for love. Danielle L. and Kristina attempt to get some closure to their sudden and heart-wrenching break-ups. Then, take a sneak peak at the dramatic season finale and Nick's final two women, on 'The Bachelor: The Women Tell All,' MONDAY, MARCH 6 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Yada/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, February 13 included Tracy Morgan ('Fist Fight'), Kaitlin Olson ('The Mick') and musical guest D.R.A.M. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, February 13 included Tracy Morgan ('Fist Fight'), Kaitlin Olson ('The Mick') and musical guest D.R.A.M. (Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, RACHEL LINDSAY, JIMMY KIMMEL
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Chris Harrison arrives for the 2017 Winter TCA Tour for Disney/ABC at The Langham Hotel on January 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: TV host Chris Harrison visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on January 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: HERE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS - On Monday, January 2, following the premiere of the new season of ABC's 'The Bachelor,' Jimmy Kimmel hosts a 'Bachelor'-themed primetime special called 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons' at 10|9c. The guests included Joel McHale ('The Great Outdoors' and '2017 People's Choice Awards') and Nick Viall (ABC's 'The Bachelor'). (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30: Television personality Chris Harrison attends the third annual Tyler Robinson Foundation gala benefiting families affected by pediatric cancer at Caesars Palace on September 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
THE CHEW - 9/13/16 Alan Cumming and Chris Harrison are the guests today on 'The Chew' airing MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Jeff Neira/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, MICHAEL SYMON
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30: Television personality Chris Harrison hosts the third annual Tyler Robinson Foundation gala benefiting families affected by pediatric cancer at Caesars Palace on September 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Josh Harrison, television personality Chris Harrison and Taylor Harrison attend the third annual Tyler Robinson Foundation gala benefiting families affected by pediatric cancer at Caesars Palace on September 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Television host Chris Harrison attends the 2017 Miss America Competition - Red Carpet at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images for dcp)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Television host Chris Harrison appears onstage during the 2017 Miss America Competition - Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images for dcp)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Chris Harrison and Sage Steele host the 2017 Miss America Competition on Sunday, September 11, 2016. They are guests on 'Good Morning America,' 9/9/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) SAGE STEELE, CHRIS HARRISON, GINGER ZEE
THE BACHELORETTE - 'After the Final Rose'- Emotions run high as JoJo sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her two final bachelors from this season - Jordan and Robby. She takes viewers back to those final days in exotic Phuket, Thailand, when she needed to make her life-changing decision. Both men return to sit with JoJo and discuss the shocking outcome of the show and their relationships. It's the unpredictable ending to JoJo's adventure to find true love on 'The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,' MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, JOJO FLETCHER
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"We have given away 100 million dollars over the 17-year history of the show, which is pretty amazing. It all culminates in November, when we have this big week-long celebration, we show a bunch of clips of your favorite contestants over the last two decades and we choose one of them to actually come back and play again," he teased of how the show will honor its big year. "So it's a cool year." 

A Simple Favor hits theaters on Friday. 

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