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Chris Harrison Reacts to Hypothesis That Katie Is the Subsequent Bachelorette

Chris Harrison Reacts to Hypothesis That Katie Is the Subsequent Bachelorette

Now not so posthaste! Chris Harrison addressed speculation that The Bachelor’s Katie Thurston will be season 17’s Bachelorette after rumors surfaced earlier this month.

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“We didn’t title her or any one the next Bachelorette for the length of the Ladies Utter All particular,” Harrison told Further correspondent Rachel Lindsay on Tuesday, February 9, referencing misleading remarks that the next lead is published for the length of the TV particular, which doesn’t possess an air date but. “Of route, we didn’t even talk who was the next Bachelorette.”

The Bachelor Nation host, 49, added: “To this point as I do know [neither], Katie, [nor anybody else] has been named the next Bachelorette. And I promise you this, this can also merely now not be half of the Utter All particular at all.”

Chris Harrison Addresses Speculation That Katie Thurston Is the New Bachelorette
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The customary Who Needs to Be a Millionaire host teased the upcoming Ladies Utter All episode, announcing that Katie “was in the hot seat as were a number of other ladies” from Matt James‘ season. He worthy that he “didn’t even quiz her if she wanted to be the Bachelorette or despite the fact that she wanted to dwell that.”

In accordance to Harrison, “There’s a colossal debate aloof going” on surrounding who will be the franchise’s most up-to-date main woman, following in Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ footsteps from final season.

Katie, 30, was despatched home on the Monday, February 8, episode of The Bachelor after having a one-on-one date with James where the pair pranked his BFF Tyler Cameron. The customary soccer player, 29, published that he had other relationships that were further alongside forward of letting her lag.

The bank marketing manager turned heads on evening one, when she carried a vibrator as she met James. She later obtained over Bachelor Nation after defending the ladies in the condominium who were being bullied for the length of the season.

OG Bachelorette Trista Sutter joined Us Weekly’s “Right here for the Moral Causes” podcast on Monday and weighed in on the speculation that Katie will be the next lead after her surprising departure.

“I dwell mediate she’d be a valuable Bachelorette. I indubitably possess heard those rumors [but] I honest don’t know. I private be pleased it’s barely early despite the fact that,” the TV personality, 48, told Us. “I dwell be pleased Katie. I mediate she would possibly well well be valuable. I mediate that [she has] so many aspects of what I mediate traditionally perform valuable Bachelorettes. … She is authentic, she’s prepared to bag down deep into her tips and half those tips, you realize, expressing what’s going on with her.”

Sutter, who found be pleased with husband Ryan Sutter on season 1 of the ABC collection in 2003, published that she “would really be pleased to search for her” as the Bachelorette, but thinks Katie is extra seemingly to appear on Bachelor in Paradise.

The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

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Chris Harrison Reacts to Hypothesis That Katie Is the Subsequent Bachelorette