Chris Harrison‘s out, and Emmanuel Acho is in — he is formally set to fill in as host for ‘The Bachelor’ season finale episode … this amid a racism scandal that will not go away.
The previous NFLer and present FS1 sports activities broadcaster broke the information Saturday, taking to Twitter to jot down … “IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be internet hosting the @bachelorabc After the Closing Rose this yr.”
IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be internet hosting the @bachelorabc After the Closing Rose this yr.
It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will likely be some of the storied exhibits in its historical past. Empathy is required and alter is coming. See y’all then! 🌹 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eWBXT6Kv6J
He provides, “It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will likely be some of the storied exhibits in its historical past. Empathy is required and alter is coming. See y’all then! 🌹 ❤️”
It’d been broadly rumored that Emmanuel would get a critical nod from ABC … particularly after Rachel Lindsay — the primary Black ‘Bachelorette’ within the franchise — publicly name-dropped him not too long ago as an excellent potential choice to step in for Chris.
She stated he’d be splendid since he has no affiliation with the franchise, and could possibly be comparatively impartial. Not simply that, however Emmanuel is Black too … and well-versed in problems with race, as he is fairly vocal on his personal programming. He appears fairly stoked for the chance too.
GMA confirmed the announcement as effectively, and Emmanuel responded … “Life altering. I am unable to wait!” It will be fascinating to see how he moderates the convo with Matt James and whoever he finally ends up selecting — together with doubtlessly Rachael Kirkconnell, the problem-contestant from whose outdated racist images this entire scenario arose.
As we reported … ABC execs have been on the lookout for a ‘Bachelor’ outsider to fill in — and even supposing Emmanuel hadn’t been approached as of Wednesday … it seems to be like they got here knocking shortly thereafter.
Keep in mind, Rachel herself had additionally been approached … however she respectfully declined. And whereas ‘Bachelor’ Nation thought Tayshia Adams — the second Black ‘Bachelorette’ ever — would even be splendid to function the ‘ATFR’ host … she had not been approached.
The flip facet to that is that Rachel Lindsay took a break from Instagram, apparently as a result of she was getting bombarded with hostile ‘Bachelor’ followers who have been sending hateful feedback.
So, excellent news/unhealthy information there. In any case, we’re positive she’s completely satisfied for her pal. ‘After the Closing Rose’ airs on March 15 … phrase is filming might occur as early as this weekend.