If you’re into home repair, brunettes, and thick Canadian accents, Drew and Jonathan Scott (Jonathan’s on the left in what appears to be some kind of goth camo tuxedo) are probably hot to you. Drew and Jonathan are suitable hunks for HGTV, but what about primetime? Well, Drew appeared on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, and now we’re learning that Jonathan has been courted not once, but possibly four times for The Bachelor.
Drew spoke to UsWeekly on the red carpet of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, and said that ABC really wanted to see 40-year-old Jonathan put down his hammer and hand out roses to women in rented gowns while Chris Harrison stands creepily over his shoulder. Drew recently got married in Italy, while Jonathan has been officially single since he broke up with his girlfriend of three years back in April. But ABC can keep ringing Jonathan’s expertly-installed doorbell all they want; he’s not answering. At least not right now, Drew says:
“Jonathan has been pitched like, I think four times now, been approached to be the Bachelor. He don’t need that. Anyway, I think right now he’s just focusing on what we’re doing, the shows, we’re launching our first kids’ book next month, which is exciting. Eventually he’ll have time and then I’ll pawn him off for a dating show or something.”
As for Jonathan, he is not into it and says The Bachelor would give him “so much anxiety.” He adds:
“I said my third no to being the Bachelor about a month ago. I cannot. That is absolutely not me. I would love something like Amazing Race. It would be fun…but not The Bachelor.”
When asked if he’d do The Bachelor without the commitment of an engagement at the end, he answered: “Oh, just frivolous sex? Oh, that sounds fun.”
I feel terrible for producers of The Bachelor. They love a bland, inoffensive brown-haired dude, so Jonathan Scott is their Moby Dick. On the upside, Jonathan clearly isn’t rejecting the idea of reality TV altogether, and he sounds like he’d very much be into a dating show that’s just casual sex. VH1 better get on the phone with whoever produced Flavor of Love or Rock of Love and let them know the home builder half of the Property Brothers is ready. And I’m not saying they have to go with the name Nail the Stud, but I am saying it would be a missed opportunity if they didn’t.