Bachelor Nation has been through a lot. After months of controversy and questions, we finally know who is hosting The Bachelorette season 18.
Thanks to Variety here’s the scoop on who’s hosting The Bachelorette Season 18!
The Bachelorette Season 18
After Chris Harrison’s official departure from The Bachelor franchise, fans were wondering who would take his place. Former bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are the current hosts of The Bachelorette. For season 17, Adams and Bristowe have hosted and mentored Katie Thurston.
For a while now, fans did not about the future of the show. ABC recently confirmed with Variety that Bristowe and Adams will once again host the show. Next season stars Michelle Young.
Hosting The Bachelor Franchise
Chris Harrison’s departure from Bachelor Nation resulted in a $9 million payout for the long-time host. A source told Variety that the current co-hosts’ contacts include multi-year options.
Currently, there is no permanent host of the franchise. Variety reported that ABC may announce a permanent host for the next season of The Bachelor.
Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette is currently filming with Adams and Bristowe as the hosts. Check out The Bachelorette Cast: Meet Michelle Young’s Men.
The Bachelor Controversy
Bachelor Nation has been going through changes since the premiere of Matt James’ season of The Bachelor. During the season, racially insensitive photos of contestant Rachael Kirkconnell gained attention.
Former star of The Bachelorette Rachael Lindsay and Chris Harrison discussed the controversial situation. In an interview with Lindsay, Harrison reportedly defended Kirkconnell. Following backlash from fans, Harrison stepped down as host but he maintained an interest in returning.
However, ABC since announced his official departure from the franchise. Tayshia and Kaitlyn stepped in to host The Bachelorette season 17. With Adams and Bristowe confirmed to host season 18, fans will see more of their favorite duo.
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