Chris Harrison is officially replaced by ex Bachelorettes after Warner Horizon and ABC released a joint statement addressing the host situation.
Former Bachelorette’s Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe replace Chris Harrison as hosts for the upcoming season.
Here’s the full statement released by ABC and Warner Horizon:
“Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of ‘The Bachelorette.’ We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing,” according to a joint statement from ABC Entertainment and Warner Horizon.
“In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season,” the statement continues. “As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.”
The decision comes one month after Chris Harrison said he’d be temporarily stepping aside from the dating competition series
He has since apologized for his mistakes and addressed the whole situation in an interview with Good Morning America‘s Michael Strahan.
“I am an imperfect man, I made a mistake and I own that,” he expressed at the time. “I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for. I am committed to progress, not just for myself, also for the franchise. And this is a franchise that has been a part of my life for the better part of 20 years and I love it.”