The news modified into announced on Saturday, February 27, with the dilapidated NFL neatly-known particular person revealing the news on Instagram. “IT’S OFFICIAL: I’ve celebrated the Rose and am honored to be internet internet hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this yr,” he captioned a photo that showed him preserving a single crimson rose. “It’s been a pivotal season, and this episode will hopefully be certainly one of the most storied presentations in TV history. Empathy is wished and alternate is coming. Part the news! I’ll glimpse y’all then!”
“Joyful for you bro!” dilapidated Bachelorette contestant Bryan Abasolo commented on the put up. “I even don’t private any question it is possible you’ll attain an improbable job!”
The 30-yr-frail’s internet internet hosting gig comes after Harrison announced earlier this month that he modified into temporarily stepping down as Bachelor host for AFTR after controversy over his feedback supporting Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell amid an outcry over her past racist actions.
“This historic season of The Bachelor need to indifferent now now not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or diminished by my actions,” Harrison wrote in an announcement on Instagram on February 13. “To that terminate, I even private consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and would maybe be stepping apart for a time-frame and can now now not join for the After the Final Rose special. I am dedicated to getting trained on a extra profound and productive stage than ever sooner than.”
Harrison made headlines on February 9 when he addressed the allegations against Kirkconnell for the duration of an Further interview with dilapidated Bachelorette lead Rachel Lindsay.
“First and foremost, I don’t know [exactly what’s going on]. I haven’t talked to Rachael about it, all of us want to private rather of grace, rather of belief, rather of compassion,” he told Lindsay, 35. “I even private considered some stuff on-line. All as soon as more, this mediate, jury, executioner thing the place other folk are good tearing this girl’s lifestyles apart. … Till I actually hear this woman private a probability to discuss, who am I to convey any of this.”
After he modified into referred to as out by Bachelor Nation alums and others, Harrison apologized for “talking in a device that perpetuates racism.”
Kirkconnell also launched an announcement about her past actions, which integrated “liking” photos with the Accomplice flag in the background and attending an antebellum-themed occasion on a dilapidated plantation in 2018.
“I’m right here to convey I modified into inferior,” she wrote on Instagram on February 11. “At one level, I didn’t gaze how offensive and racist my actions had been, nevertheless that doesn’t excuse them. My age or when it took discipline doesn’t excuse one thing else. They are now now not acceptable or okay in any sense. I modified into ignorant, nevertheless my lack of knowledge modified into racist.”
As host of the live After the Final Rose special, which airs correct after The Bachelor finale on Monday, March 15, Acho will doubtless be talking to Matt James about his plug as successfully as talking to Kirkconnell and her fellow finalists Michelle Younger and Bri Springs.
“I love being a bridge for reconciliation,” Acho wrote on Instagram on Saturday. “Our world is disconnected & divided, my device is to unify.”
The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
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