After a long hiatus from hosting the iconic ABC franchise earlier this year, Chris Harrison left the official Rose-Rosed reality TV show forever.
“I’ve had a great job as the host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” Harrison posted on Instagram on Tuesday. “I am very grateful to Bachelor Nation for all the memories we have made together. As my two-decade journey is coming to an end The friendships I have created will last a lifetime.”
Harrison’s announcement came the day after the season 17 premiere of The Bachelorette, in which Harrison was visibly missing from his position since 2002, in lieu of showing alumni. And co-hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are caring for Katie Thurston as she navigates the reality TV-style romance.
“You can’t really be replaced as a host. Thank you for all the years you put in this show and make it what it is,” Bristowe wrote in the comments section of Harrison’s Instagram post. “Nobody can do it like Chris Harrison.”
Why isn’t Chris Harrison coming back?
In February, Harrison stepped away from hosting The Bachelor and spin-off shows. The Bachelor’s season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell attended a pre-school garden-themed party, season star Matt James. that Was The Bachelor’s first black lead and named a graphic designer from Cumming, Georgia as a top choice. his at the end of the show
Rachel Lindsay, former bachelorette star and current TV host. Mention the photos during an exclusive interview. And Harrison’s reaction didn’t suit many people. Harrison said while he was not defending the rally. People will not censor the Old South Party “under the same lens” in 2018 as it does in 2021, as it recognizes increasing racial inequality amid the Black Lives Matter movement. Diversity in the franchise openly disagree.
The image evokes a painful period in American history before the Civil War ended slavery. And they sparked serious debate and soul-searching amongst Bachelor fans and former racial contestants. representation and responsibility Harrison’s loyal supporters stood by him. and some condemned “police alarm” and “cancel culture”. The petition calls for Harrison to be removed from hosting The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and spin-off shows and the hashtag #FireChrisHarrison. has a higher trend Harrison issued several public apologies for his remarks. And Kirk Connell has publicly vowed to educate himself on issues of racial and racism.
about the events leading up to Harrison’s permanent departure.
Did Chris Harrison get paid?
News last week that comedian David Spade and others will be rotating as guests on Bachelor in Paradise this summer. made many people speculate that Harrison will leave the franchise permanently soon.
Before Harrison’s comments on Tuesday made the breakup official, Deadline posted an exclusive story about the pending announcement. It reported that there was a lot of talks behind the scenes. and Harrison’s departure will come. “in the form of a middle 8-digit return and [a] Promise to shut up.”
“The usual monotony is expected to trade for public consumption when the deal goes public today. But of course there is no romance in the air behind the scenes,” said Deadline.
Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment It did not disclose any details of the agreement, only saying in a joint statement on Tuesday that “We are grateful for his many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him good luck on his new journey.”
How did Bachelor Nation react to this news?
Like Bristowe, other franchise alumni are sharing words of support for Harrison, according to the news.
Ashley Iaconetti Haibon, a former contestant on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, said: “It will never be the same again. Because it truly is the end of an era,” writes former Bachelor Jason Mesnick. “People don’t know how much you help our team members deal with behind the scenes of the TV world.”
Another former male lead, Arie Luyendyk Jr., said: “Love you brotha to bigger and better things.”