The special kicks off with Chris Harrison coming out and greeting the crowd. He welcomes out Ben to the studio and he sits down. Chris congrats Ben and says that the woman he saw on the episodes is not the woman he was talking to in person and says that it was hard to see the negative publicity that he got for proposing to Courtney. He says that it was hard for him and that it shouldn’t have happened. He says that he cracked under the pressure of it all and that is why they broke off the engagement. He says that there were some trust issues between them. Chris brings up the Tabloid pictures of Ben with another woman after the engagement to Courtney. Ben defends himself and says that was a friend and some of the pictures were taken years ago. He says that was not what he signed up for and it is hard to see that and not being able to talk to Courtney in person. ..