On Monday night's season premiere of The Bachelorette, fans were introduced to the worst contestant in Bachelor history: Ryan McDill.
Not only did the 28-year-old "junkyard specialist" try to grab Britt Nilsson's face for an impromptu smooch and slap Kaitlyn Bristowe on the behind, McDill took a drunken dip in the pool, ruined another man's creative entrance, and threatened to "rape" one of his fellow contestants.
Before things could get even wilder, The Bachelorette host and executive producer Chris Harrison asked McDill to leave the mansion and the dating competition series for good.
Now, less than 24 hours after his humiliating Bachelorette debut, McDill is responding to the unpleasant wave of publicity.
"I wanted to go on [the show] for the experience and everything," McDill tells ET. "I wasn’t interested in Kaitlyn, but was interested in Britt. I felt it was obvious Britt wasn’t going to be the one, so I just started being entertaining and got way to drunk started acting crazy and it turned into gold."
"I know people are hating on the rape comment but that was completely taken out of context," McDill said. "Although a poor choice of words, all I meant was that I should have beat him up."
Harrison stopped by the Entertainment Tonight set on Tuesday via satellite to give us the exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop on McDill's departure from the show.
"At first I thought he would be adversarial," Harrison explained, "I was like, 'Who knows what's going to happen, this guy might punch me!' But when he came out and saw me on the front porch and he realized what was going to happen he just kind of sunk."
And as one man leaves, another familiar face from The Bachelorette could be entering in his place. Rumors are swirling that the runner-up on Andi Dorfman's season, Nick Viall, might be coming to the competition to woo the next Bachelorette.
So could we expect to see Viall entering the mansion soon? "If that's true, that would be one of the most dramatic moments ever," Harrison answered with a coy smile.
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