The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison has been replaced for After the Final Rose this season by former NFL player Emmanuel Acho.

What’s Happening:

  • After some controversial statements made by Chris Harrison, ABC has replaced the host with former NFL player and Fox Sports 1 analyst, Emmanuel Acho.
  • Acho made the announcement on Twitter saying the following: “It’s Official: I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year. It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will be one of the most storied shows in its history. Empathy is needed and change is coming. See y’all then!”
  • The announcement was also made via The Bachelor’s official Twitter account.
  • Acho will sit down with this season’s bachelor, Matt James, discussing the season, his final decision, and the current events surrounding the show.
  • He is taking over after Harrison has been in the spotlight for statements he made during an interview addressing controversial photos of current front-running contestant Rachael Kirkconnell at a plantation-themed college party and other similar personal social media content, which inevitably led to him announcing an indefinite hiatus on the show.
  • Harrison has been the only host for the series since it first started on ABC in 2002.

You can catch The Bachelor: After the Final Rose on ABC on Monday, March 15.

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