Chris Harrison will not return as host of The Bachelorette.
Harrison will be replaced by rotating alums from the franchise, which include former Bachelorette stars Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe.
“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,” ABC Entertainment and Warner Horizon stated.
The term “BIPOC” refers to black, Indigenous and people of color. “These are important steps in effecting fundamental change so that our franchise is a celebration of love that is reflective of our world,” the statement said.
Rachael Kirkconnell, who was accused of “racism” after attending an “Old South”-themed party in 2018.
Emmanuel Acho replaced Harrison for the remainder of the Bachelor season.