‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison has now announced that he will not be returning to his duties on the long-running show after being engulfed in a recent racism controversy.
As The New York Post reports:
The longtime host of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” is not coming back to the popular reality franchise, as was confirmed by him on social media Tuesday.
“I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” wrote Harrison, who hosted the ABC series and spinoffs since 2002.
“I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together,” he continued. “While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.”
Harrison reportedly received an eight-figure settlement and is stifled by a confidentiality agreement, according to Deadline.
Harrison was engulfed in controversy in February when he tried to defend a former contestant who had formerly attended a Southern-themed party.