Chris Harrison’s time on The Bachelor franchise seems to be over.
Simply weeks after the host introduced he was taking a break from the franchise, and days after he revealed his intention to return, comes a brand new growth.
Reality Steve, who’s well-known for dropping particulars concerning the franchise forward of it being introduced, has dropped the next bombshell:
The subsequent season of The Bachelorette can have two hosts, however neither of them might be Chris Harrison.
“Tayshia Adams & Kaitlyn Bristowe are your new co-hosts for Katie’s Bachelorette season,” reads a tweet on Friday night from Actuality Steve’s Twitter feed.
“Every1 is at the moment quarantining in New Mexico – Katie, the boys, the co-hosts, and manufacturing – & filming begins late subsequent week on the Hyatt Tamaya, simply exterior of Albuquerque, NM.”
The rumor comes simply over every week after it was introduced that Emmanuel Acho will host The Bachelor’s upcoming After The Remaining Rose particular.
Harrison beforehand spoke out about his intention to return to the franchise following his protection of Season 25 suitor Rachael Kirkconnell after she was uncovered for previous racist conduct.
“It was a mistake, I made a mistake,” Harrison mentioned on Good Morning America earlier this month.
“I’m an imperfect man, I made a mistake, and I personal that.”
Kirkconnell got here below hearth for outdated social media posts during which she wearing Native American apparel and attended an antebellum plantation-themed school get together in 2018.
She has since referred to as her actions “racist and improper.”
Harrison hit the headlines when he was interviewed by former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Within the aforementioned interview, he didn’t converse out towards Kirkconnell.
“I haven’t talked to Rachael about it, all of us have to have a bit of grace, a bit of understanding, a bit of compassion,” he mentioned to Lindsay final month.
“I’ve seen some stuff on-line. Once more, this choose, jury, executioner factor the place persons are simply tearing this woman’s life aside … Till I really hear this girl have an opportunity to talk, who am I to say any of this.”
“I noticed an image of her at a sorority get together 5 years in the past that’s it… My guess? These women acquired dressed up and went to a celebration and had a good time, they had been 18 years outdated.
“Now, does that make it OK? I don’t know Rachel, you inform me. Had been all of us trying by means of [that lens] in 2018?”
Harrison issued an announcement shortly thereafter following intense backlash.
“Whereas I don’t converse for Rachael Kirkconnell, my intentions had been merely to ask for grace in providing her a chance to talk on her personal behalf. What I now notice I’ve finished is trigger hurt by wrongly talking in a fashion that perpetuates racism, and for that I’m so deeply sorry,” he mentioned in his personal assertion.
“I additionally apologize to my buddy Rachel Lindsay for not listening to her higher on a subject she has a first-hand understanding of, and humbly thank the members of Bachelor Nation who’ve reached out to me to carry me accountable. I promise to do higher.”
However whereas it appeared like Harrison was taking a while away, it appeared like he wished to return for future seasons of the sequence.
“I plan to be again and I need to be again,” he mentioned on GMA, including that he’s “dedicated to progress, not only for myself, additionally for the franchise.”
“This interview shouldn’t be the end line,” Harrison concluded.
“There may be way more work to be finished. “And I’m excited to be part of that change.”
Provided that Actuality Steve is reporting Tayshia and Kaitlyn are set to co-lead the forthcoming season of The Bachelorette, it is trying more and more possible that Harrison’s time on the franchise is over.
Then once more, this might be a short lived measure, and Harrison might be introduced to return sooner or later down the road.
Adams first appeared on The Bachelor Season 23, earlier than showing on Bachelor in Paradise and subsequently changing Clare Crawley on the latest season of The Bachelorette.
Bristowe appeared on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and extra not too long ago, Dancing With the Stars.
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Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.