Ashley Hebert sent William Holman home in the episode of “The Bachelorette” that aired on ABC on Monday, June 20, 2011. William and Ashley seemed to have a great connection at first, starting with a date in Las Vegas that simulated wedding planning,. Willam made serious mistakes along the way, including insulting Ashley in a roast that was supposed to be funny but got out of hand and sent Hebert into tears.
William got the boot abruptly after he threw Ben C. under the bus on the two-in-one date on Monday night. The dreaded date always sends on bachelor home, but Ashley cut both of them loose after William told her that Ben C. had been talking about online dating sites. Ashley did not bother to confirm the story. Instead she marched up to Ben C. and told him she was sending him home. She then returned to William and told him that she was sending him home too.
The next episode of “The Bachelorette” sees Ashley Hebert in Hong Kong with eight bachelors. In the video preview to the left, Ashley tells the bachelors that Bentley is in Hong Kong. To read about the episode, see: The Bachelorette Ashley Hebert in Hong Kong with 8 bachelors – plus Bentley
William Holman talked to reporters about his experiences on The Bachelorette, in a conference call question and answer session. Following are some of William’s comments about regrets. His comments are in the blue boxes.
William also shared his comments about villainous Bentley: William talks about The Bachelorette villain Bentley
Question: You were said to be told by Ashley that you had Peter Pan complex. What part of that did you think would be attractive to woman who had been serious enough to go through years of training to become a dentist?
William Holman: I don’t know, it wasn’t – for me, I just want to clearly know that I want – I want to live life and still have fun throughout life. I just – the way I say it maybe didn’t come across the best way but I want to stay true to myself, and I don’t want to try to be somebody else to make someone happy. So, I want to be me and if she didn’t like me for being me then, unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.
Question: So, how did you think your two-on-one date with Ashley was going while you’re on it? Did you think that you were going to get a rose at the end of your dinner together?
William Holman: Being completely honest, I didn’t feel that I would get a rose at the end of the two-on-one date. It was just one of those things where I was hoping to see her again. Going on the two-on-one date and we could – we would see if we could rekindle our feelings that we had in Las Vegas but – but the two-on-one date definitely didn’t go as expected and if I could do it over again, I would, even knowing that I would be sent home.
Question: Ben C. really talk about dating sites? Why did you decide to bring that up to Ashley? I mean, did you really think he wasn’t sincere or is that to get him out of the way?
William Holman: I did feel like he was insincere. I didn’t do it as a way to get him out of the way. Ben C. is a nice guy but it was something that he did talk about. I wouldn’t have made anything up like that that would – I’m not that kind of person but I just felt like, if she was questioning anyone’s integrity or their purpose on the show then she should know and unfortunately, it’s not like I have a phone and I can call her and say “Hey, you know, one of the guys in the house, I don’t feel is – is even here for you”.
You know the only time we get is – is on camera. So, it wasn’t the best time but it was kind of the only time because no matter what, if I told her it would be seen by everybody. So, not the way I wanted it to really go down. It was just me trying to warn her to let her know, and I didn’t know that he was going to be sent home like right after I told her about that. I figured because of the roast and her giving me a second chance, that she would get down and talk with Ben and feel a little bit more about it to find out, you know, if he was joking about it, why he was joking that way.
Question: At the roast, you were really, really roasting her and was it something in Ashley let you saw that made you think she can handle that?
William Holman: Earlier in that day, I mean, I thought she was very secure in herself. I didn’t watch the past seasons to know that she really have those – any of those insecurities and for myself, I’d never been up on stage before and it has been a dream of mine but unfortunately, you know, I got up there and I was just scared ridiculous thinking about having to be up on stage. I took it the wrong way as why I thought it was appropriate, I don’t know. I thought roast and I wasn’t even thinking about the outcome.
It was just a little bit of immaturity in me still left. I don’t know, you know, it was a bad idea and I figured if all the guys were going to roast each other why not roast her and maybe I was thinking trying to win her over the guys’ approval and be friends with the guys since I spent so much time with them and it was definitely a bad move.
Question: Now that you’ve had a chance to do stand up, does it still something that you would, you know, that’s your dream to do as a career?
William Holman: You know, yes, I did the roast, it was my very first time on stage and definitely wasn’t the finest moment that I had, but it’s funny, I had a lot of comics reach out to me and tell me that I have a raw talent and that they would like to see, you know, with training and some practice what I could do. So, it’s something that I definitely still want to do. Whether it’s stand up or some sketch comedy. But I love comedy. It’s something – a passion of mine to make people laugh every day, you know, I definitely want to continue to do something along that route.
Question: You seemed so uncomfortable after that night. Ashley’s reaction to your routine, you seemed so uncomfortable in the house whenever she was there. Do you think subconsciously, you might have sabotaged the two-on-one date to just be done with all of it?
William Holman: I don’t know if that very well could be and like I said it was – that was another – another time where it’s not my finest moment to sit there and say what Ben C. had been saying in the house and sabotage the date. I don’t know, it was definitely a tough feeling to go through where you feel like you have this opportunity with Ashley and potentially drilling down all to the final one. I mean, you just have that feeling and after the roast, I really lost a lot of that because of myself.
I felt that, how dare a guy treat a girl like that, make her cry? How dare I even have the opportunity to continue to move forward with this because it felt I just like her so much that there was no getting back from it?