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Chris Harrison Will Share His Side of Dramatic Bachelor Exit in New Podcast

The former host will launch The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever…With Chris Harrison in January.
  • Chris Harrison. (Photo: Everett Collection)
    Chris Harrison. (Photo: Everett Collection)

    Chris Harrison is sharing his side of the story.

    The former host of The Bachelor, who exited the franchise following racist controversies, is set to launch The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever... With Chris Harrison in January 2023. "Using his unparalleled expertise, he will dig into all things relationships every week. Fans will no longer just be going along for the ride, they’ll be up close and personal with Chris as he navigates through dating, marriage, love, loss, and more," says the press release. "For the first time ever, Chris will discuss everything, and there’s no telling what he will have to say."

    Harrison hosted The Bachelor and its various spin-offs from 2002 to 2021, permanently leaving the franchise behind when he defended contestant Rachel Kirkconnell when racist photos of her surfaced.

    Per the podcast's official description, "For two decades, Chris Harrison saw it all. To be honest, maybe too much. Seriously, there are things he just can’t unsee. But his nightmares, his lessons, and all that wisdom are now your gain. That’s right, your greatest podcast dreams have just come true! Chris Harrison is back. Who knows what he has to say now? You’re going to want to find out."

    "I have not spoken publicly for two years about this, and I have a lot of thoughts. I think about this every day, truly every day of my life, I think about this and what I want to say and how important it is that I speak to everyone for the first time," Harrison says in a trailer for the podcast. "It’s heavy. It’s really heavy. We’ll see how it goes… I think it will be cathartic. I’m looking forward to getting this off my shoulders and repairing this, moving forward and letting everybody hear from me."

    The Most Dramatic Podcast Ever... With Chris Harrison launches January 9, 2023. 

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Chris Harrison, The Bachelor