Fox News anchor Bob Beckel slammed “The Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman by calling her a “s***” for sleeping with two people on the dating show, which aired its finale episode on Monday.
"She's a s***!" Beckel reportedly said on an episode of “The Five.”
“I'm not kidding you. She sleeps with someone else, and then doesn't tell the guy about it. This is what America's come to, this crap."
Beckel’s fellow co-host, Andrea Tantaros, reportedly opposed the statement, saying: "Are you kidding me right now? Excuse me, Bob! You probably sleep with a different woman every night.”
Beckel retorted saying: "I'm not on some Bachelor, Bachelorette." He then went on to apologize for “a word I used in that Bachelorette segment. I'm sorry. It was about that woman that slept with two guys," before adding: "Maybe it was more than two, I don't know."
Nick Viall, a contestant on the dating show, reportedly said, on the “After the Final Rose” episode, that Dorfman, the 27-year-old attorney who got engaged to "The Bachelorette" winner Josh Murray, had slept with him during the "fantasy suite" date.
"If you weren't in love with me, I'm just not sure why, like, why you made love with me," Viall reportedly told Dorfman on the special episode of “The Bachelorette.” Later, Viall told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush in a new interview that he regretted making the comments.
"I was surprised as anyone that it came out of my mouth I suppose," he reportedly said. "You know, if I had anticipated it, I maybe could have been a little more delicate or wish I was, but that was something that was weighing on my mind."
"It was something that meant a lot to me and unfortunately it was my only opportunity to express that to her," he told Access Hollywood. "I really wish I would have had an opportunity in private, but we were in an extraordinary situation."
Viall also reportedly said that everything that had happened between him and Dorfman at the ABC reality show was genuine love.
“She made me feel incredible when I was with her. I felt like she inspired me and brought out the best in me and it's tough to see that go," he reportedly told Bush. "I wasn't there just for the act of sex. It wasn't like, 'Oh well, at least I got to do that,' or something like that. She made me feel like she was falling in love with me by her actions and none, obviously, more than that."
“The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld addressed Dorfman’s response that Viall's statement was “below the belt.”
"You're on a reality show where you're making out with guys every day. And now all the sudden he says something honest and you go, 'Oh, wow, you just stepped over.' Nothing is private when you do a reality show."
According to E! News, the dating show also came in for flak from "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern.
"F*** the Bachelor," Stern told E! News. "The Bachelor is silly. Those people, those guys, they don't work."
"You know when I was their age I was in the trenches working in broadcasting," he went on saying. "What kind of gentleman, if he's worth anything, doesn't devote himself to his career? The guy's an ex-baseball player that [Andi] chose. She's in big trouble. She better make sure he has a job."