• January 31, 2023

‘The Bachelorette’ Gets New Hosts To Replace Chris Harrison : NPR

Tayshia Adams will perform at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020. She will host The Bachelorette with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment. Chris Pizzello / Invision hide caption

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Tayshia Adams will perform at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 22, 2020. She will host The Bachelorette with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment.

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Chris Harrison will not be hosting the upcoming season of The Bachelorette. Harrison – host of the Bachelor franchise since 2002 – announced in February that he would “stand aside for a period of time” after defending Bachelor candidate Rachael Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive behavior in the past interview with Rachel Lindsay, the first black Bachelorette.

And on late Friday, Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment announced that Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe, former candidates at The Bachelorette, will take on hosting responsibilities for the next season.

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“Chris Harrison will not host the next season of ‘The Bachelorette’. We support Chris in the work he is committed to,” the companies said in a statement.

The move is part of “Steps to Make Fundamental Change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that reflects our world,” added Warner Horizon and ABC Entertainment.

Lindsay spoke about the controversial interview on higher education last month, a Podcast She is the co-host of Van Lathan. She said while Harrison apologized, she struggled to accept his words, especially given some of the ongoing racial issues the show has fought with.

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“I am in a certain way bound by contract, but when the time comes. I’m so … I can’t, I can’t anymore,” said Lindsay.

In his February statement, Harrison said, “This historic season of The Bachelor should not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or affected by my actions.”

Kirkconnell has also apologized on Instagramand admitted that some of their actions were racist. “I’m here to say I was wrong … I was ignorant, but my ignorance was racist.”

The next season of The Bachelorette is expected to air later this year.

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