Chris Harrison is not going to host ‘The Bachelorette’ subsequent season

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Chris Harrison, the host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise, who has come below hearth for racially insensitive remarks, is not going to host the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”

ABC and Warner Horizon, which produces the collection, made the announcement in a joint assertion late Friday, a number of weeks after Harrison defended present “The Bachelor” frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell for racist conduct in her previous, together with attending an antebellum South-themed social gathering in 2018. Harrison made the feedback throughout a Feb. 9 interview on “Additional” with Rachel Lindsay, who made historical past as the primary Black “Bachelorette.” The fallout from that interview has engulfed this season of “The Bachelor,” starring its first Black main man, Matt James.

Former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams, who’s Black, and Kaitlyn Bristowe will substitute Harrison as hosts within the coming season.

Harrison has apologized for his protection of Kirkconnell, and mentioned he’s working to turn into extra conscious and delicate on points round race and had already relinquished internet hosting duties for Monday’s post-finale particular.

“We help Chris within the work that he’s dedicated to doing,” mentioned the assertion. “As we proceed the dialogue round reaching better fairness and inclusion inside ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, we’re devoted to enhancing the BIPOC illustration of our crew, together with among the many govt producer ranks. These are essential steps in effecting basic change in order that our franchise is a celebration of affection that’s reflective of our world.”

The season is reportedly in pre-production at a resort exterior Albuquerque, N.M., and was scheduled to begin filming in late March.

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