Chris Harrison’s future with The Bachelor franchise stays in query after being criticized for defending racism in an Extra interview. Amid the uncertainty, The Sun is reporting his look on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune is in danger of being pulled from ABC’s schedule.
The sport show sees celebrities competing to lift cash for his or her charity of alternative. The longtime host performed for Feeding America, showing alongside The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Alfonso Ribeiro and Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec.
According to The Sun, a manufacturing insider revealed Harrison’s episode was initially set to air on February 18, however was pushed to February 25.
“It was a community resolution, less than the Wheel Of Fortune producers,” the outlet quoted their supply. “The community goes to play it by ear about what to do shifting ahead with hopes to air the episode as of proper now on the twenty fifth.”
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay interviewed Harrison on Extra. When she requested him in regards to the racism accusations dealing with contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, he known as for followers to offer her “grace” and questioned if an antebellum-themed celebration would nonetheless be thought-about a “not a superb look” in 2018. Kirkconnell has since apologized.
The insider continued, “There’s an enormous likelihood the episode will likely be scrapped solely and never air in any respect. If they re-filmed, it might be with new superstar contestants.”
Heavy didn’t obtain a response after reaching out for an replace.
Harrison Announced He Was ‘Stepping Aside’ as Bachelor Nation Host
Harrison issued an apology inside 24 hours of the interview. Yet, the outcry continued. As a Change.org petition calling for his removing, Harrison issued a second apology.
“I’ve spent the previous couple of days listening to the ache my phrases have triggered, and I’m deeply remorseful,” Harrison wrote in a press release he issued on Instagram. “My ignorance did harm to my buddies, colleagues and strangers alike. I’ve nobody responsible however myself for what I mentioned the best way I spoke. I set requirements for myself, and haven’t met them. I really feel that with each fiber of my being.”
He then revealed “this historic season of The Bachelor shouldn’t be marred or overshadowed by my errors or diminished by my actions,” asserting he can be “stepping apart for a interval of time” because the host.
He famous he is not going to host the After the Final Rose particular, although it stays who will take over as host or how lengthy he will likely be out as host.
The Sun Is Reporting ABC Is Editing Harrison out of the Episodes
While Harrison has already filmed The Bachelor and the Women Tell All Special, The Sun is now reporting his position will likely be diminished by way of enhancing.
According to the outlet’s supply, “Producers are at present working with editors to cut back the quantity of display screen time Chris has for the already-filmed episodes from the rest of Matt’s season.”
While the insider described the manufacturing group as “scrambling” to cut back his position, “it is unimaginable to take him out solely with Chris’ taking part in essential scenes arising.”
With the Women Tell All sometimes airing after Hometown Dates, which happens this week, there are questions if they are going to air the particular.
“Some producers prompt to not air the particular however ABC is not going for that proper now,” reported The Sun’s supply. “There’s additionally an opportunity they could use a disclaimer earlier than the remaining episodes saying the community doesn’t condone his feedback and can embrace a pledge to do higher with dealing with racism on and off the show.”
Harrison will likely be seen on tonight’s episode of The Bachelor on ABC tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.