“I feel a number of previous contestants coming ahead and saying they did not need him to be a part of Paradise. I feel Katie Thurston [the current Bachelorette] her final tweet earlier than she went to movie her season was that Chris wanted to step away,” Lindsay mentioned. “I feel that, coupled with the interview that occurred on this very stage, perhaps led to him not coming again.”
The present’s producer and distributor Warner Horizon and ABC Leisure confirmed to CNN Tuesday in a joint assertion that the longtime “Bachelor” franchise host was exiting the exhibits, which he had hosted since 2002.
“Chris Harrison is stepping apart as host of The Bachelor franchise,” the assertion learn. “We’re grateful for his many contributions over the previous 20 years and need him all the perfect on his new journey.”
Harrison introduced in February that he was “stepping apart” after being interviewed by Lindsay, who’s a present “Additional” host and former star of 2017’s “The Bachelorette.”
Throughout that interview he defended Rachael Kirkconnell, a “Bachelor” contestant who was reportedly photographed at an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity formal in 2018.
“I am so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all the recollections we have made collectively,” he wrote. “Whereas my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will final a lifetime.”