Long-time ‘Bachelor’ host Chris Harrison is done with the popular reality TV dating franchise … months after he sparked controversy by defending one of his candidates for his allegedly racist past.
After a 19-year run, Harrison would receive a massive payment to retire and remain silent about his start.
News of Harrison’s final exit – first reported by Deadline – comes hours after the 17th season premiere of “The Bachelorette” hosted by Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn bristowe … and just days after it was announced that David spade and others would be hosting the summer season of “Bachelor in Paradise”.
Of course Chris first moved away of his “license” duties indefinitely in February, after suffering an immediate reaction for defending Rachel kirkconnellis alleged racist past.
Many believed Harrison disdained and excused the alleged racist behavior against Rachael – who was one of the last women in contention for Matt james‘heart on the final’ Bachelor ‘season – when interviewed by the former’ Bachelorette ‘ Rachel Lindsay.
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After Chris’s initial apology wasn’t very well received, he posted a more heartfelt one, then did so later in person on “GMA”… and said he was determined to change.
Despite that, it seems he never returned to the good graces of Bachelor Nation … and Harrison reportedly struck a confidential deal with the big names in the network late Monday night to say goodbye.