The Bachelorette alums Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will step in as co-hosts of the upcoming season as Harrison's fate with The Bachelor franchise has yet to be determined after he took a leave last month amid a racial controversy. No permanent decision has been made, reports Variety's Elizabeth Wagmeister, adding that "strategy conversations have been ongoing, constantly evolving and remain fluid." ABC Entertainment and Warner Horizon released a statement Friday night, saying: "Chris Harrison will not be hosting the next season of The Bachelorette. We support Chris in the work that he is committed to doing. In his absence, former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will support the new Bachelorette through next season. As we continue the dialogue around achieving greater equity and inclusion within ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, we are dedicated to improving the BIPOC representation of our crew, including among the executive producer ranks. These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world.” TMZ reported Thursday that Harrison was absent as the Bachelorette cast and crew began quarantining this week at a resort in New Mexico.
TOPICS: Chris Harrison, ABC, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Tayshia Adams, Reality TV