Reality TV star Gerry Turner, known for his appearance on “The Golden Bachelor,” recently opened up about his experience meeting the 22 women competing for his heart. In a candid interview, Turner shared his thoughts on the premiere episode, revealing some memorable moments and connections he made.
One of the highlights for Turner was the variety of entrances the women made, a tradition often seen on shows like “The Bachelor.” The contestants staged attention-grabbing limo arrivals, ensuring they stood out from the crowd. Leslie pushed a walker before revealing her true appearance, while April clucked like a chicken and danced around Turner. These creative introductions left a lasting impression on him.
However, not all entrances were successful. Turner expressed embarrassment over contestant Sandra’s entrance, where she repeatedly chanted an explicit word. Surprisingly, despite the awkward moment, Sandra received a rose at the end of the episode.
Turner also explained his decision to give Faith the coveted “First Impression Rose.” He praised her unique motorcycle entrance and her impressive singing skills. This gesture did not come without consequences, as Turner broke a promise he made to his family by kissing Faith, April, and Theresa during the episode.
Turner became a widower in 2017, and he made it clear that he was open to physical affection in his search for a forever partner. This revelation gave viewers insights into his personal journey and motivations on the show.
A surprise cameo from Jimmy Kimmel’s aunt, known as Aunt Chippy, further added excitement to the episode. Turner was pleasantly surprised by Aunt Chippy’s presence and appreciated her positive energy.
The first rose ceremony took an emotional toll on Turner, as he eliminated six contestants, including Patty James, the mother of “Bachelor” alum Matt James. Turner admitted feeling a deep connection with these women and became emotional after sending them home.
Despite the difficulties, Turner expressed enjoyment in his conversations and the opportunity to get to know the women. The filming of the episode continued until 7:30 am the next morning, highlighting the intense nature of reality TV production.
Turner’s vulnerability and admission of being a “softie” during rose ceremonies resonated with viewers. As the season progresses, audiences can expect more emotional and captivating moments from the charming and sincere star of “The Golden Bachelor.”