A little bit over every week after declaring that he could be returning to The Bachelor franchise, Chris Harrison is now additionally out a minimum of quickly at The Bachelorette — ABC Leisure and Warner Horizon introduced in an announcement Friday that Harrison is not going to host the upcoming season.
The assertion added that former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will choose up internet hosting duties for the present’s subsequent season.
Harrison stepped down from The Bachelor amid controversy. Throughout an interview with The Bachelorette‘s first Black lead, Rachel Lindsay, Harrison had defended Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, who had “appreciated” racist social media posts and attended an Antebellum-themed social gathering. He later apologized and acknowledged he was taking a hiatus.
“We assist Chris within the work that he’s dedicated to doing,” ABC and Warner Horizon stated in Friday’s assertion. Harrison has stated that he’s been working with a race educator and strategist, religion leaders and students to additional educate himself.
“As we proceed the dialogue round attaining better fairness and inclusion inside The Bachelor franchise,” the assertion continued, “we’re devoted to enhancing the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and folks of shade) illustration of our crew.”
Mary Ellers is Wahu Times’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.