Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho has been tapped to host “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose” particular after Chris Harrison stepped down amid an argument over excusing alleged racism.
The show introduced the change on its Instagram account Saturday night time — and Acho, 30, may hardly comprise his pleasure.
“IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be internet hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this yr,” the Dallas-born bruiser wrote on Twitter. “It’s been a pivotal season & this episode might be some of the storied exhibits in its historical past. Empathy is required and alter is coming. See y’all then!”
The “After the Final Rose” particular, is scheduled to air March 15 after the season 25 finale.
Acho is anticipated to sit down with Matt James, the primary Black Bachelor within the show’s historical past, and his three frontrunners: Rachael Kirkconnell, Michelle Young and Bri Springs.
Acho was drafted within the sixth spherical of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, had a short stint on the New York Giants follow squad the subsequent yr. He ended his NFL profession in 2015 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Now a Fox Sports analyst, Acho hosts a web series referred to as”Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Matthew McConaughey, Chip and Joanna Gaines and RachelLindsay — the primary black “Bachelorette” in 2017 — have all appeared on the show.
The transfer comes after Harrison defended Kirkconnell amid accusations she allegedly “preferred racially insensitive posts on social media and was photographed at a plantation-themed get together whereas in school in Georgia.
It was rumored that ABC hosts Michael Strahan or Robin Roberts could be changing Harrison. He could also be unfamiliar to Bachelor Nation, however he was Lindsay’s most well-liked decide.
“We assumeEmmanuel Achowould be incredible,” she told People Magazine this week. “[He’s] very outspoken about racial injustice, for social justice, and has just about been the one who stated, ‘I can have these uncomfortable conversations, and folks belief it.’ Who higher to lead it? [He’s] somebody who’s not concerned with the franchise, no ties, no bias — I believe it would be nice.”
Some of Bachelor Nation haven’t cheered the change. Lindsay deleted her Instagram account on Saturday amid the criticism.