If you’re tuning into the premiere of Katie Thurston’s season of “The Bachelorette” on Monday, June 7, 2021, you may end up questioning the place Chris Harrison is.
Back in February, the longtime host of the franchise introduced that he’d be stepping apart for an undisclosed time period. The choice got here after he acquired backlash following an interview with former “Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay on ExtraTV. The two mentioned the controversial pictures of “Bachelor” frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell, and many individuals discovered Harrison’s feedback racially insensitive.
On February 10, 2021, Harrison posted an apology on Instagram. Three days later, he introduced that he’d be taking a break from his internet hosting duties. “I’ve consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and might be stepping apart for a time period and won’t be a part of for the ‘After the Final Rose particular,'” Harrison’s Instagram post read, partially.
While many anticipated Harrison to skip the “After the Final Rose” particular and return to host “The Bachelorette,” that is not what ended up taking place. At the time of this writing, ABC has not introduced whether or not or not Harrison will return to host any exhibits sooner or later.
Here’s what it’s essential to know:
ABC Announced That Kaitlyn Bristowe & Tayshia Adams Would Step in for Harrison on ‘The Bachelorette’
Back on March 12, 2021, ABC released a statement concerning the new season of “The Bachelorette.”
“Chris Harrison is not going to be internet hosting the subsequent season of ‘The Bachelorette.’ We assist Chris within the work that he’s dedicated to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will assist the brand new Bachelorette by means of subsequent season,” the assertion learn, partially.
Harrison didn’t reply to the information, nonetheless, followers crammed up the feedback part to show their assist for Harrison, many vowing to not watch the show till he’s reinstated.
ABC’s assertion continued, “As we proceed the dialogue round reaching larger fairness and inclusion inside ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, we’re devoted to bettering the BIPOC illustration of our crew, together with among the many govt producer ranks. These are necessary steps in effecting basic change in order that our franchise is a celebration of affection that’s reflective of our world.”
The community has not launched any additional data relating to Harrison.
Harrison Will Not Be Returning to Host ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
Although ABC has but to make a proper announcement, a number of media retailers have reported that Harrison is not going to be returning to host the brand new season of “Bachelor in Paradise” when it returns over the summer time.
The information was first reported by Page Six. “We’re instructed that he’ll get replaced by a revolving cast of friends hosts — together with a considerably shocking stand-in, “Saturday Night Live” legend David Spade,” the outlet reported on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
According to Us Weekly, Spade seems to have confirmed the stories that he might be participating in among the upcoming “Paradise” internet hosting duties. The comic and actor is named an excellent fan of the franchise.
No different visitor hosts have been confirmed simply but, however rumors have been circulating for a number of days now. Some different names being tossed round are Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland, Ashton and Mila Kunis, and Chelsea Handler.
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