Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette” was the primary one ever to movie with out longtime host Chris Harrison, and followers — and the show’s main girl — had quite a bit to say about it. The veteran ABC host took a break from the rose-filled actuality franchise following backlash to his remarks concerning final season’s racism scandal that concerned Matt James’ closing girl, Rachael Kirkconnell.
After fill-in hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe made their debut on Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette,” viewers took to social media to react to Harrison’s absence. The Emmy nominee has hosted each season of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor Pad” and “Bachelor in Paradise” since 2002—till now.
Many Viewers Were Not Happy About Chris Harrison’s Absence
After Adams and Bristowe appeared onscreen to teach “The Bachelorette,” Twitter and Instagram was crammed with commentary about Harrison’s replacements. Many threatened to boycott the show till he’s again, whereas others condemned the twin host vibe.
“Missing Chris Harrison, the two new hosts look so awkward,” one fan wrote.
“The two woman hosts is ridiculous, simply deliver again Chris Harrison,” one other added.
“Did they do something aside from giggle with Katie?? Awful,” one other viewer wrote on Twitter.
“People say Chris Harrison did nothing however that is as a result of he was elegant and performed the second fiddle,” one other wrote. “This scenario is a tragic mess. It makes all three of the ladies appear like clowns.”
“Bachelorette would possibly need to deliver again Chris Harrison. This show is a trainwreck with out him,” one other chimed in.
Others viewers welcomed the change and felt it was time for the franchise to do one thing new. Some even felt Adams and Bristowe stole the show from “The Bachelorette” star.
When one Instagram consumer wrote that she did not even miss Harrison through the premiere episode, one other replied, “Same, they need to’ve had one other lady as a substitute of him for the Bachelorette seasons in the past.”
“Right, who would need two former Bachelorettes for recommendation when you possibly can have a 50-year-old man as a substitute?!” one other viewer cracked.
Katie Thurston Welcomed Kaitlyn Bristowe & Tayshia Adams With Open Arms
While viewers had been divided over the 2 feminine hosts format, Thurston told Entertainment Tonight that she supported Harrison’s determination to step again from her season.
“I help any progress that he’s going via,” she mentioned of “The Bachelor” host. “I feel he is taken the time away, which might be a very good determination for him… I feel each time he looks like he is prepared [to return] then that is a choice that he has to make with the franchise.”
Thurston additionally mentioned she felt “blessed” to have two former “Bachelorette” stars by her facet as her fairy godmothers.
“I used to be simply very blessed to have Tayshia and Kaitlyn assist me via that journey,” she mentioned. “It’s one thing that I’ll without end be grateful for,” Katie mentioned. “If it wasn’t for Tayshia and Kaitlyn and another individuals that you just guys will discover out about, I do not know that I might’ve performed it. They helped me from begin to end. They’d gone via it. [Their advice] actually means one thing to me.”
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