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Chris Harrison Exits The Bachelor Franchise After Controversy

Chris Harrison Exits “Bachelor” Franchise Completely

Chris Harrison‘s lope has attain to an pause.

 

After nearly 19 years of hosting The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, the 49-year-susceptible superstar is determined to formally exit the franchise, E! Data confirmed on June 8. Constant with Lop-off date, Harrison will allegedly salvage an eight-make a choice settlement in replace for no longer speaking out about his departure.

Harrison addressed his exit in an Instagram assertion, which read, “I’ve had a in actual fact unimaginable escape as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I am furious to inaugurate a new chapter. I am so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the reminiscences we procure made collectively. While my two-decade lope is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”

The news comes four months after he quickly stepped excluding for the series following his defense of Rachael Kirkconnell. Kirkconnell—who nabbed Matt James‘ last rose—faced controversy for the interval of her season after 2018 pictures surfaced of her attending a plantation themed occasion.

“The woke police is accessible,” he mentioned for the interval of an interview with Rachel Lindsay. “And this miserable woman Rachael, who has lawful been thrown to the lions, I do no longer know the best draw you are geared up at the same time as you may want never completed this sooner than, to be woke sufficient, to be eloquent sufficient, to be ready to tackle this.”

As backlash poured in, Harrison took to social media to make an apology for “wrongly speaking in a model that perpetuates racism.” 

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“To my Bachelor Nation family—I will constantly maintain a mistake when I accumulate one, so I am here to lengthen a gradual apology,” he wrote. “I in actual fact procure this unimaginable platform to chat about like, and the day past I took a stance on topics which I could moreover impartial aloof procure been better told.”

Following his temporary departure, Emmanuel Acho stepped in to host the After the Final Rose particular in March. And as Katie Thurston‘s Bachelorette lope begins, she’ll procure alums Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe by her side as mentors. Come this summer’s Bachelor in Paradise, a rotating forged of guest hosts, collectively with David Spade will absorb in.

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