Recently, The Bachelor was renewed for its twenty-sixth season, which is absolutely incredible! The show has been running for nearly two decades now and it is an iconic piece of American television that has left a lasting impact on us, the viewers.
But there is now another host in town for this show. Who will guide us through it? The Bachelorthe new season? Let’s talk about the former presenter, then see the newcomer around.
The BachelorHost’s Past: A Story by Chris Harrison
Chris Harrison hosted The Bachelor since its inception, and has also produced the series. He is an iconic face of the show. However, he stepped down after the twenty-fifth season aired and his departure was confirmed by ABC to Insider in June 2021.
But what was the reason he left after such a long time? Well, in February 2021, the history of The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell was unearthed, including photos of her at a antebellum plantation event at her university’s sorority. People saw this as racist and unforgivable, but Harrison asked people to give Kirkconnel “grace”.
This made people even more upset, as they saw it as Harrison defending something very racist, and soon a petition was formed, demanding that he be removed from The Bachelor. Harrison later apologized on Instagram and in interviews, but the damage was done. And so he left the show, and Emmanuel Acho, the author of Awkward conversations with a black man, took his place in the episode “After the Final Rose”. Poetic justice.
Don’t be too sad for Harrison, though. After all, he got an eight figure figure when he left the show. But who hosts? The Bachelorthe new season? We will. . .
The host of the new season
It’s now official news: Jesse Palmer presents the twenty-sixth season of The Bachelor in 2022! pinch!
Palmer was previously on several ABC shows such as: The proposal & Good morning America. He made the following statement to Variety after being announced as: The Bachelor‘s new host:
“For over 20 years The Bachelor has brought the world dozens of unforgettable love stories, including once mine. Falling in love is one of life’s greatest gifts, and I’m humbled by the chance to return to the show this season as host to offer the latest bachelor’s advice gained from my own experience and I’m grateful that I may play a small part in his journey.”
The “return” he refers to is the time he spent on The Bachelor in 2004, back in the fifth season, playing the title role.
We are very excited to see this NFL star host The Bachelorthe new season! But what does this mean for the future of the show?
This opens up possibilities. . .
It’s interesting that ABC brought in a former contestant to host this show. And an NFL superstar, too. Does this open the way for other types of hosts to get on board?
Maybe other NFL stars can guide us through our beloved series? We have heart eyes for Cassius Marsh as a possibility. Or maybe more former participants can host. Even the controversial ones would be very entertaining to watch.
From here the potential is endless! Obviously the best result for Palmer is to be a host The Bachelor during the new season and beyond. And if he stayed for twenty-five seasons like Harrison did, we certainly won’t complain!
Are you looking forward to the new season of The Bachelor? What do you think of our new host? Let us know, because we’d love to hear from you!
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