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Harrison will no longer host The Bachelor series

Harrison will no longer host The Bachelor series

Chris Harrison leaves The Bachelor franchise. Harrison hosted the series for 20 years.

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The Facts

▪ On Tuesday, ABC and Warner Horizon announced the exit of the longstanding host of The Bachelor franchise – Chris Harrison.

▪ In a joint statement to NBC News, the companies said, “Chris Harrison is stepping aside as host of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise. We are thankful for his many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey.”

▪ Harrison posted on Instagram, “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.”

▪ In February, Harrison had stepped aside as host temporarily over a racism controversy – Harrison defended contestant Rachael Kirkconnell for attending an Old South-themed party in 2018.

▪ Harrison later apologized for his comments, stating, “By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term “woke police,” which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was so wrong.”

▪ Former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are now guest-hosting the 17th season of The Bachelorette that aired on Monday.

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