Chris Harrison is officially out as the host of The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise after 19 years. As we saw this week on The Bachelorette, his hosting duties are now being done by the former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams, who will become the first woman of color to host a season of the show, and Kaitlyn Bristowe. David Spade will take over for him in "Paradise" (not mad at that replacement.)
Rumors are he got $25 million to leave after threatening to drop a lawsuit overflowing with behind-the-scenes dirt that he felt was way worse that anything he said. He hired Brian Freedman, the attorney who represented “Bachelor” creator and executive producer Mike Fleiss’ wife in their divorce.
Was this Good Morning America interview with Michael Strahan the final nail for him? Harrison believes so and he's upset because GMA and The Bachelor both air on ABC and he thinks the network should have supported him.
What do you think Bachelor Nation?
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, who's interview with Harrison landed him in hot water in the first place, responded to the news by saying “I think several past contestants coming forward and saying they didn’t want him to be part of ‘Paradise.’ I think [current ‘Bachelorette’] Katie Thurston, her very last tweet before she went to film her season was that Chris needed to step away,” Lindsay said.
“I think that, coupled with the interview that happened on this very stage, maybe led to him not coming back.”