Chris Harrison is said to have lost another gig in the fallout from his scandal.
The star, 49, will not resume his duties as host on the show “Bachelor in Paradise”, according to several reports.
He had previously stepped down as host for “The Bachelorette” after defending a contestant who attended an Antebellum-themed party, but his future with the franchise’s other entries was unclear. .
Insiders told Variety that the show will be hosted by a group of famous comedians, including “Saturday Night Live” alumnus David Spade.
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The names of other comedians have been thrown out, but Spade’s deal is the only one to be made, according to the outlet. Plus, the show won’t be hosted by alumni like the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” which will see Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe take the reins.
A source told Page Six that Spade was approached because “the producers want to make the show fun. They think it’s gotten too serious.”
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Fox News has contacted representatives for “Bachelor in Paradise”, Harrison and Spade.
Trouble began for Harrison in February when he addressed resurfaced photos of “Bachelor” candidate Rachael Kirkconnell attending the pre-abolition themed party.
In an interview with former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay, who is a black woman, he came to Kirkconnell’s defense.
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“We all need a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion,” he said at the time. “Because I’ve seen stuff online – this judge, jury, executioner stuff – where people just tear this girl’s life apart and dive into, like, her parents, her voting records. parents, ”he added,“ It’s incredibly alarming watching this. I haven’t heard Rachael talk about this yet. And until I actually heard this woman have a chance to speak, who am I to say anything?
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Harrison then apologized for his comments. It is not yet known if he will return in “The Bachelor”.
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