Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 1, Episode 2 of The Celebrity Dating Game.
ABC knows what its Bachelorette fans want, and a bubbly romance show like The Celebrity Dating Game is the perfect follow-up to a night of chaos. The celebrity-infused reboot of the popular dating game first premiered on June 14, and it did not disappoint. Now, Carson Kressley is the lucky bachelor — and we want to know who he decided to choose.
Carson is not just a gay icon, but he is truly a man of many talents: He’s an actor, a personality, a designer, a fashionista — the list goes on and on. And he starred in the original iteration of Queer Eye in 2003. Basically, we all want the best for Carson Kressley, so who did he choose on The Celebrity Dating Game?
Carson Kressley is still “in touch” with the person he decided to choose: Chuck Stanley.
Carson Kressley makes his choice in the second episode of The Celebrity Dating Game, and it is safe to say that Carson is the person that the show really comes alive with. Many of us are so used to heteronormative dating shows that the change in the importance of sexuality is very refreshing. It's fun to see Carson be the romantic lead!
Between contestants Jansen Schamp, Steven Martinez, and Chuck Stanley, Carson ultimately vibed the best with Bachelor No. 3. He won Carson over with his witty answers and charming disposition.
When asked to jump in the bachelor’s seat, Carson told USA Today, “I was gung-ho because I need to find a man, and I never turn down a television appearance. So those two, in tandem, made me do it.” And honestly, we are pleased to see him! While Hannah Brown and Nicole Byer were more traditional dating game contestants, Carson takes the show in a whole new and exciting direction.
And while we don’t get to see the aftermath of who the celebrities decide to choose, Carson promises that he and his choice will go on a date. Now, he says that they are “still in touch,” but Carson has yet to go IG official with any new beau.
Hannah Brown and Nicole Byer did choose people, but they didn’t seem to go any further.
One of the downsides of The Celebrity Dating Game is that we don’t get to see what happens after the game. Do they go on a date? What happens to this unlikely relationship between a celebrity and a normal person — a person many of us can identify with?
When the first episode of The Celebrity Dating Game aired, many of us were already aware that Bachelorette alum Hannah Brown has a new boo in her life, Adam Woolard, and they seem happier than ever.
Adam isn’t one of the three contestants in The Celebrity Dating Game, so it’s safe to assume that after Hannah chose the third contestant, the baseball player–turned–Wall Street investor, nothing really happened.
Comedian Nicole Byer, on the other hand, chose IT recruiter Nate Shanklin, but the two of them don’t seem to be in communication. There’s no way of knowing what happened after The Celebrity Dating Game for Hannah and Nicole, but it seems they didn’t find love.
Watch new episodes of The Celebrity Dating Game every Monday at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.