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EXCLUSIVE: Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl' Puppies Adorably Cuddle Up to 'Bachelorette' Alum Christian Bishop

by Jennifer Drysdale 7:32 PM PST, February 04, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl' Puppies Adorably Cuddle Up to 'Bachelorette' Alum Christian Bishop

Our favorite day of the year is almost here!

It's Ruff vs. Fluff at Animal Planet's 13th annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday, and to celebrate, ET hosted a few of game's cutest players at our Burbank studio.

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Paw Works pups -- all currently available for adoption -- stole the show during ET's Facebook Live Bachelor recap with Lauren Zima, Katie Krause and Deidre Behar on Tuesday, where the pups may or may not have coerced Bachelorette alum Christian Bishop into spilling the beans on his own puppy love.

"That's possible," Bishop confessed on whether fans could see him return to Bachelor in Paradise. "It might happen!"

The hottie's willingness to return to TV might have something to do with his crush on a girl from the Bachelor family. Bishop couldn't stop blushing when asked about who he has his eye on.

"I'm still single," he said, hinting that his crush is someone from a recent season of the show. "You know, I think you have to stay tuned. She's really smart."

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While we'll have to wait and see who the mystery lady is, one thing's for sure: it's not Corinne!

"I don't think Corinne's there for the right reasons, absolutely not," Bishop shared. "I definitely don't like the way she's carrying herself, the things she's saying, and being critical of Taylor's profession, dragging that into it."

In fact, Bishop is looking forward to possibly seeing the Bachelor bad girl go home after Taylor interrupts her date with Nick Viall. 

"That was her hitting her boiling point, she was done, she was saying, 'I've held my tongue on a lot of different things, and I have to get my opinion out there and speak my mind," he said of Taylor's logic. "I know for a fact there was probably a lot more discussed than we were shown. It's not just this talk about emotional intelligence. [There is] a lot more to it."

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But in regards to how much actual time Nick gets with each of the women, Bishop says it's all about finding -- and saving -- moments of substance.

"It's really hard to get it, because the moments that are of substance they want to get on camera," he revealed. "So if you're talking about something really important, that's going to have to be saved in a sense."

"I think it was way too soon [for Raven to tell Nick she fell in love with him last episode]. I think he doesn't buy it," he added. "I don't think she has really given herself enough time to really feel it, so she devalued that work and that moment."

As for whether Corinne will make it to the fantasy suites after former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky predicted during a recap last month that Nick would keep the stand-out until final four, Bishop thinks Nick is "too old for that."

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"That passion, that physical thing, I think we've seen that in past seasons that he's enjoyed himself in the fantasy suites. I'm sure that plays a factor, but making it all the way to the final four based strictly off a physical thing? I think he's too old for that," Bishop said of the 36-year-old Bachelor. "He's past that."

The Puppy Bowl airs Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on Animal Planet, and The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

See more drama from this season of The Bachelor in the video below.

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