"Bachelor" Host Chris Harrison to Quit the Franchise Following a Controversy

Bachelor Nations' seasoned host Chris Harrison will no longer be the host of the franchise going forward.
Sebastian Whitworth
Sebastian Whitworth On June 12, 2021

Lately, there's been a huge shocking revelation in "The Bachelor Nation," the long-serving host, Chris Harrison's time on the show has come to an end. According to one of the former reporters of "The Hollywood Reporter," Matthew Belloni, Chris will no longer host the show.

The news first came to the subscribers of Mathew Belloni's "What I'm Hearing" newsletter, followed by the announcement by the long-time host himself.  Taking to his Instagram account, Harrison wrote,



"I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter. I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together. While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime."



Belloni's newsletter suggests the host was hopeful he would return to the franchise at some point, but his negotiations with Warner Bros. and ABC failed.

Harrison's problem with the franchise started when he defended Rachael Kirkconnell for their alleged pre-show racist actions during an interview with Extra. Chris's action came under fire, following which the long-time host apologized.



Talking to "Good Morning America" host Michael Strahan, Chris said, "I am an imperfect man, I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn't reflect who I am or what I stand for. I am committed to progress, not just for myself, also for the franchise. And this is a franchise that has been a part of my life for the better part of 20 years and I love it."

The recent development suggests Chris Harrison will be replaced by two former Bachelorettes, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams, in the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette," and "Bachelor in Paradise."



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