Chris Harrison, the host of the “Bachelor” franchise appeared on ABC’s “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.”
After announcing that he was stepping down from his host duties temporarily, the network took a stance amid the racism controversy.
The 49-year-old star competed alongside Alfonso Ribeiro and Robert Herjavec. As Harrison spun the wheel, a disclaimer popped up on the screen.
“This episode was previously recorded in December 2020,” it read.
Rachel Lindsay, the first Black “Bachelorette,” revealed how she felt after “Bachelor” franchise host Chris Harrison announced that he would be “stepping aside” for the time being.
Lindsay called out Harrison for his comments about contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s past racist actions. During an interview with Lindsay, Harrison said everyone should have “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion" for Kirkconnell, despite social media posts found that depicted racist themes.
The 35-year-old star also expressed how she was “stunned” after her shocking interview with Harrison.
Harrison announced that he’ll be taking a break from his hosting duties on “The Bachelor” and apologized for the “pain my words have caused.”
It was announced that Emmanuel Acho, a former NFL linebacker and Fox Sports analyst would be stepping in to host “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose.”
The episode is set to air on Monday, March 15 at 10 p.m. immediately after the finale of the dramatic season.
Acho will take over Chris Harrison’s hosting duties as he sits down with the first Black Bachelor, Matt James, for a post-show conversation that will discuss everything from his season, his final decision, and what he’s up to now.