A number of musical visitor hosts will seem on this summer time’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ to interchange Chris Harrison.
Harrison left the present this yr because the long-time host of ABC’s The Bachelor and its many spin-offs. He will probably be changed by a number of superstar visitor hosts, together with Lil Jon, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and David Spade, amongst others. Every superstar will function a rotating visitor host for the summer time season, being produced in Mexico this yr.
ABC has confirmed to Selection that these visitor hosts are simply momentary gigs. The Disney-owned community is looking for a extra everlasting host for the present following Harrison’s exit. Harrison drew criticism when he defended a contestant with racially insensitive feedback.
In accordance with reviews, Harrison wished to stick with the present. However as the method dragged out, his workforce was sad with how the community dealt with the state of affairs. So Harrison employed Bryan Freedman to symbolize him – Freedman negotiated Megyn Kelly’s $69 million exit from NBC Information.
“Chris Harrison is stepping apart as host of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise. We’re grateful for his many contributions over the previous 20 years and need him all the most effective on his new journey,” the assertion reads.
Harrison additionally made an announcement about his departure from the present. “I’ve had a very unimaginable run as host of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, and now I’m excited to start out a brand new chapter. I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all the recollections we’ve made collectively. Whereas my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime.”
Harrison’s controversy began in February 2021 over feedback he made a few contestant. Kirkconnell attended an antebellum-themed fraternity social gathering in 2018 as a school pupil, of which controversial photographs surfaced on social media. Harrison defended Kirkconnell through the interview.
Harrison’s workforce grew to become upset concerning the community’s lack of assist for Harrison. They argue as a result of Harrison is the face of the franchise, it’s his job to defend contestants throughout media interviews. Harrison issued an apology for the feedback and stepped away to replicate.
The present season of ‘The Bachelorette’ is being hosted by former fan-favorite stars Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams. A brand new host for the opposite spin-offs of the present is in play since ABC received’t seemingly need to preserve David Spade and firm on a rotating foundation. Harrison’s workforce expressed concern about Spade as a alternative, provided that he’s spoken out in opposition to ‘cancel tradition.’