Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend Charlie Ebersol turned down The Bachelor

Published Wednesday, Aug 26 2015, 10:32 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was asked to be on The Bachelor.

The television and movie producer told Us Weekly he turned down the chance to find true love on the American television show as it just wasn't for him.

He said: "They asked me to do The Bachelor a bunch of years ago and it was the most awkward phone call I have ever been a part of in my entire life. There's no way in hell I'm ever doing it."

Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol, 2015 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas

© WENN / Judy Eddy

Charlie and Britney split in June after eight months of dating. It came just one month after they made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the Billboard Music Awards.

She'd previously said she was the happiest she had ever been, and that her kids Preston, nine, and Jayden, eight, got on with Charlie really well: "They relate to him really well and they have fun together. He's refreshing to be around and really light-hearted."

Unlike The Bachelor in the UK which only lasted five series and never really took off, the franchise over in the US is seriously massive.

It's had 19 series of The Bachelor and spawned spinoff shows The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor In Paradise, as well as wedding specials for four of the show stars.

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